improve curb appeal
A home lacking in curb appeal is less inviting, will be more difficult to sell, and when it does sell, will do so for a lower price. Fortunately, there are many easy and affordable ways to improve curb appeal. Below we list a few of them.

Replace or Paint the Front Door

If your home’s front door looks like it has weathered many storms, it’s time for a change. If you have the budget, buy and install a stylish new insulated steel door for better energy efficiency and security.

If the current one is still in good condition though, it might just need a facelift with a new coat of paint. Choose a bright or bold color that complements your home and property. Also, consider buying a new doormat and replacing the hardware on the front door for affordable and simple upgrades.

Add or Update Exterior Lighting

Most people don’t find a dark entryway appealing. If your entryway light fixtures look old and sad, replace them with something brighter and fresher. While you’re at it, get rid of any dust and cobwebs around your home’s outdoor light fixtures and introduce some new ones. For example, lighting up the walkway with a few stylish lanterns and adding string lights to the porch will do wonders for your home’s curb appeal after dark.

Maintain Your Lawn to Improve Curb Appeal

You can spend thousands of dollars on improvements but if your lawn is overgrown with weeds and unruly shrubs, your curb appeal will suffer. If you don’t have the time to do it, hire a landscaping company to regularly mow the grass, pull the weeds, and rake off leaves. Fall is a great time to reseed your lawn and fill in any bare patches ahead of cold weather.

Get a New Mailbox

This is a cheap and easy way to improve curb appeal. You don’t need to be a DIY expert to replace your old mailbox with a new one. Visitors and passersby will see a neat and tidy mailbox and assume the rest of your property is also well-maintained.

Spruce up the Walkway

If the main walkway that leads to your front door looks more like a rundown path of cracked or broken concrete slabs, replace it with something a lot more appealing. Pavers, brick, pallet wood, and bark mulch are all popular and affordable options. Remember that the front walkway is the one part of your property that every visitor will see – and it will either improve curb appeal or diminish it.

Add Window Boxes to Improve Curb Appeal

Purchasing or building a few flower boxes for your home’s front windows will considerably improve curb appeal because one can’t help noticing them when viewing the property. Plant some brightly colored seasonal flowers and keep them weeded and watered for maximum impact.

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