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16 Budget-Friendly Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

First impressions are always important! From handsome new house numbers to charming patio lights, here's how to boost your home's curb appeal—without breaking the bank.


1. Add some lights

Outdoor lighting can make a world of difference when it comes to boosting your home’s curb appeal. Add some solar lights along the front walkway or some low-voltage lights near your front flower bed.

2. Paint the front door

A fresh coat of paint on your front door can give your home a whole new look, and better curbside appeal. Try red for a classic look or a bright orange for something a bit unexpected.

3. Add flower pots

A couple of well-placed flower pots on your doorstep will make for a cheery front entrance. Potted plants offer a much more welcoming environment.

4. Update house numbers

Give your house number a makeover. People look for your address more than you may think as they drive by. Replace your old numbers with an updated metal or wood design to update the curb appeal.

5. Plant shrubs or a tree

A couple of shrubs or a new tree will instantly enhance your curb appeal. Much like potted plants, trees and shrubs will add a welcoming quality to your home.

6. Keep your lawn tidy

One of the easiest ways to maintain curb appeal is to keep your lawn tidy, and that includes the edging around your walkways and flower beds.

7. Attract Some Birds

Humans aren’t the only things you want to find your home attractive. Appeal to a variety of birds to your yard with a birdhouse or bird feeder.

8. Update your mailbox

Give your mailbox an update with a colourful paint job, or replace it entirely with these DIY instructions for building your own mailbox.

9. Add window boxes

Window boxes will bring a splash of colour to the front of your home and add quick curbside appeal. Plant perky pansies or cascading flowers such as petunias. You can even use the boxes to grow herbs.

10. Paint shutters and trim

When was the last time you painted your window shutters? What about your exterior trim? A simple update will add plenty of curb appeal.

11. Hang a wreath

Welcome guests to your home with a wreath. Whether you purchase a wreath or make it yourself, wreaths allow you to change the look of your front entryway as often as you like.

12. Put down new mulch

Mulch is an inexpensive way to tidy up flower beds and shrubs while also reducing evaporation and slowing weed growth. Get a couple bags of mulch to freshen up the area around the front of your home.

13. Install a porch light

Look for a pretty light fixture to hang at the front door. You could also mount a couple light sconces near the entryway.

14. Tidy up hoses

A tangled garden hose is not only frustrating, but it looks messy, too. Nobody wants to see your gardening equipment thrown all over the yard.

15. Update door hardware

Does your door hardware need a makeover? Add curbside appeal by replacing old door knobs and knockers or give it an update with stain or paint.

16. Add some seating

Create a welcoming spot to relax by adding a couple chairs to your front porch or yard.



Source: https://www.readersdigest.ca/home-garden/home-improvement/budget-friendly-curb-appeal/
Photo: pexels.com

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