Your house’s exterior sets the stage for first impressions. And first impressions last. This is why improving your home’s curb appeal adds so much value to your house. Whether you are selling your property or just want to renovate or upgrade, there are a host of easy ways to amp up the beauty of your home's exterior.
It’s a worthwhile project to tackle. Making a good first impression doesn’t need a big overhaul. Just use these five upgrades we list below. Each one can be accomplished in a day, but will last all throughout the season.
5 Quick Ways to Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal
1. Paint (or repaint) your door.
A great quickie project to tackle is repainting your front door. According to interior designers, it is a small but important added value for your house. A fresh coat of paint (and the correct color to boot) will go a long way to make your whole house look newer, at a minimal cost.
You can go for a bright contrasting color since it’s spring — try yellow, or even red! This will make a statement even from afar. If you just want a subtle look, go for a neutral tone such as muted browns, blues or greens. This makes your home look more polished.
Your home’s front door sets the mood and intention for the rest of your home. It all starts here!
2. Update and get creative with your house numbers.
Whether you buy or do a DIY project, make your home number stand out. This is one area where you can get really creative and make something people will really remember when they visit your home. The example below uses reclaimed wood and pairs the number with a planter box for a modern rustic look.
Use your home numbers not only to identify your house but enhance the style of your home.
3. Decorate your front door.
There are a lot of ways you can add a little zing to the entrance of your home. Whether it's a creative house number like above, or hanging plants, container gardens, or wreaths. If you have the space, consider creating an outdoor seating area for you and your guests to enjoy.
Additionally, this is an easy place for you to incorporate seasonal changes. Colorful floral container gardens in spring and summer can be replaced with a beautiful fall foliage wreath in autumn.
4. Update or clean your landscape.
Pathways to your front door should feel soft on the eyes. You don’t have to revamp your whole landscape, but having a stone or rock walk pathway will go a long way in making a great first impression with your guests. If you already have one, refresh it by replacing any broken stones or blocks and giving it a power wash.
Spend some time trimming and weeding your front yard as well. There are few things that downgrade the curb appeal of your home as much as weeds and overgrown plants!
Remember a well-manicure lawn gives off a welcoming vibe. If you are going for a revamp, choose low-maintenance shrubs, ornamental grasses and plants that provide lush greenery. Consult with your local nursery to find out which plants thrive best in your local climate.
5. Don’t forget your door lighting fixtures — install or upgrade new ones (or just clean them!)
It’s easier to see what you can fix on your home's exterior during the day, but don’t forget to evaluate it also at night. Correct lighting makes your home look and feel safer and easier to identify (and navigate) at night. It highlights your home’s best assets, so give some thought on how to position it well.
Here are some ideas:
Make sure your porch and walkway are well-lit.
You can add solar garden lights on pathways.
If you have a landscaped garden, invest on lighting fixtures to further highlight its appeal at night. Strategic placement of lighting fixtures in this area is crucial.
Don't forget to regularly dust off light bulbs, especially on the front porch.
Need Expert Advice?
If you’re confused about how best to protect your home's exterior, we’re here to help! Whether you’re undecided on material, or need help budgeting, our expert installers are happy to discuss your project and answer any questions you may have.
We will thoroughly and accurately assess your specific needs, provide you with expert recommendations, and deliver a quality product that you will be proud of.
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