Your home’s front entry sets the stage for what’s inside, so you will want to make sure the exterior of your home is as attractive as possible. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or just freshen up the exterior, William Means will guide you through five easy ways to boost your home’s curb appeal.
Dress up the front door. Your homes front entry is the focal point of its curb appeal. Painting your front door can definitely add brightness and revive the look of your front porch. Make a statement by picking a bold color that stands out. Make sure to properly prep all surfaces before painting to ensure great results that will last for years to come. Clean off any dirty spots around the door knob, and use metal polish on the door fixtures – or install new fixtures. Most exterior paint will cost you approximately $30 a gallon. Add some extra charm by hanging a fresh wreath each season, this allows you to change the look of your front entryway as often as you like;
Install flower boxes. If the front of your home could use a splash of color, try adding flower boxes. Install them below the windows or on the front porch railings. Pick colorful flowers that go with the color scheme of your front door and shutters. Window boxes are relatively inexpensive and can make a fun afternoon DIY project. Just remember to maintain the flowers in order to actually add curb appeal. If you would rather not hang flower boxes, consider adding some container gardens in pots and placing them on your front steps or porch.
Potted plants. Adding a couple of well-placed flower pots to your front porch will make for a cheery entrance. A bright hydrangea on each side of the door or a few potted plants on your front step will add brightness and life to your front porch. You can even place hanging baskets on your front porch to really boost the appeal. This simple addition will offer a welcoming aesthetic, as well as add eye-catching color and appeal to any front porch.
Manicure the lawn. Tending to your front lawn is a do-it-yourself task that can add instant curb appeal to your home. For starters, cut the grass regularly and conquer those weeds. For a professional look, its always a great idea to edge your lawn around the driveway and walkways. If you need to green your lawn in a hurry for an open house or for showings to potential buyers, you can spray your lawn with an environmentally-friendly green lawn spray paint that’s especially formulated for grass. Don’t forget to trim the trees and bushes while you’re at it.
Light up the exterior. Adding lighting to the outside of your home is easier than ever with LED options that run off of solar power, you don’t need to spend time or money digging trenches and hooking up wires. Light up your front porch by hanging string lights from the top, illuminate your walkway or flower beds with post lights, or replace your front porch light fixtures. Adding light to the exterior of your home not only adds curb appeal, but it makes the walkways safer for your family and guests.
Adding pizzazz to the front of your home is an easy, low-cost way to up your home’s curb appeal. Little additions make a big impact in improving curb appeal, which is an essential step in selling a house. If you’re thinking of selling your house, take the time to evaluate how it looks from the street. If needed, use this guide to get your home’s exterior into its best possible shape. You will be glad you invested the time and energy into maintaining good curb appeal when buyers start coming to your front door.