Boosting your home’s exterior appearance doesn’t need to be expensive or require a lot of work. Simple fixes and some creativity will go a long way in making your home look more attractive. Curb appeal can help a home sell more quickly while also increasing your home’s value. Here are 6 ways to improve curb appeal.

Front Door

Your front door is the focal point of your home. Make it pop by painting your front door a bright, bold color that stands out. The color you choose should be complementary to the color of your home. The newly painted door will revive your front porch and brighten up the entryway of your home.

Improve Curb Appeal By Replacing Old, Rusted, Missing, and Broken Fixtures

Small elements that seem unimportant can make a home look old and dated. Replacing old and rusted door knockers, locks, and kick plates makes a great improvement to the door.

Another small change to make is replacing broken or faded house numbers and outdated porch light fixtures. If the mailbox is old, rusted, or falling apart, paint or replace it. These changes may seem insignificant, but they have a big impact on curb appeal.

Flowers Improve Curb Appeal

Add color to your home by planting flowers in window boxes. Choose window boxes that match or complement your house’s color scheme. Select types of flowers that are brightly colored and bloom well in the region where you live. Don’t be afraid to mix and match the variety of flowers you choose. The flowers will add beauty and color to your home, and make it look welcoming and inviting.

Make the Porch Welcoming

Another way to add some curb appeal to your home is to dress up your porch. Add comfortable chairs, an outdoor rug, and weatherproof curtains. Hanging string lights or lanterns will make the porch more attractive and safe at night.

Improve Curb Appeal with Outdoor Lighting

Adding lighting to your front yard will improve curb appeal and make your home safer. An illuminated walking path and accent lights near the front door will brighten your outdoor space and guide people safely to the main entrance. Solar lights are a great addition to your home if your yard gets enough sunlight. Accent lights will make your home appear friendly and inviting.

Liven Up Your Yard with a Garden

Plant a small garden to add natural beauty to your property. If you already have a garden, maintaining your beds is another way to add more curb appeal. Renew your existing beds by weeding and pruning plants and flowers, replacing stones or bricks that border your flower beds, and removing and replacing plants that have withered or died. If you don’t have room for a garden, add a few potted plants to your porch.

With just a few small, inexpensive changes, your home will look completely different. Houses that look fresh, new, and inviting are sold faster and make visitors feel right at home.

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