Many people are staying at home as much as possible right now. It may not be ideal, but it does provide an opportunity to work on home improvement projects like enhancing your home’s curb appeal.
Looking to the future, there will be a day when neighbors, guests, or potential buyers knock on your front door again. Be sure the outside of your home gives the best first impression.
Whether you’re putting your house on the market or just want to create a more impressive view from the street, consider easy ways to enhance your home’s curb appeal.
Here are several ideas to get you started. Whether you choose to do one, two, three, or more upgrades, your home’s enhanced curb appeal will go a long way when it comes to selling your home. Or, to keeping you happy if you plan to stay put for a while.
Give your front door a new coat
A fresh coat of paint on your front door can immediately give your home a face-lift. Stick to reliable colors like black or blue, or go bold with a color that adds contrast to the rest of your home’s exterior.
Address your street address
The smallest detail can make a big difference. Replace your street numbers with something fresh and stylish for an easy—and affordable—upgrade. To really turn things up a notch, replace your doorknobs and door knockers, too.
Shower your house with love
Power-wash your windows, siding, driveway, and sidewalk. Washing your whole house will create clean and shiny curb appeal.
Light up your home
There are so many ways to put a spotlight on your home. Lighting up the pathway to your front door creates a warm greeting while adding extra security. Solar-powered spotlights aimed along the walkway are a nice option.
You can also update your porch light fixtures for extra appeal during the day and at night. Look for hardware that’s weather-resistant for longer-lasting performance.
If you have a special tree or shrub, a spotlight aimed in that direction adds depth to your lighting design. Or place fixtures in trees so they shine down for a subtle, relaxed glow—this is called moonlighting.
Spruce up your greenery…
If tall shrubs and bushes are covering your windows, give them a nice flat-top trim so prospective buyers and visitors get an unobstructed view of your home and windows.
…Or add some greenery!
If the front of your home looks a little bare, add some greenery to make it look more inviting.
Potted plants and flowers are an easy and affordable way to brighten your entryway, stoop, or porch. You can create your own or buy ready-made containers. More greenery breathes life into a space and makes your home look well-maintained (and loved!).
A new doormat will make guests feel more welcome and maybe even bring smiles to their faces. Doormats also help keep your entryway clean by giving guests a place to wipe their shoes on muddy, rainy, or snowy days. In addition to some other curb appeal improvements, a new doormat is the cherry on top.
To that end, add a seasonal wreath to your front door that complements your doormat. Think of wreaths like centerpieces for dining room tables—they can bring life to an otherwise functional space.
Give your mailbox a makeover
Mailboxes can serve a greater purpose. Make yours stand out on the block by choosing one that complements your home’s exterior. You can buy new or repaint and redecorate an old one. Whatever you decide, surround your mailbox with beautiful flowers and greenery to add a fresh look to your home. The mail carrier will appreciate it, too!
Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!
Add outdoor seating, bird feeders, birdbaths, wind chimes, and more for a truly harmonious and musical outdoor space that’s welcoming to both visitors and birds alike.