From detailed landscaping projects to replacing worn fixtures to incredibly simple upgrades, there are endless ways to enhance and refresh your home’s overall appearance. There are many improvements you can do to your home that won’t cost a fortune and only take a half a day to complete. Best of all, they’ll boost your equity while making a major difference in your home’s curb appeal that you’ll appreciate each and every time you come home.
Here are some easy projects that will boost your home’s curb appeal and make it the envy of the neighborhood:
1. Paint the front door a contrasting, bold color.
A front door is just a front door, right? Wrong. The front door of the home is the single most important element of the facade of any home. A fresh coat of lively-colored paint can instantly transform the look of your entire house while welcoming your guests and revealing your personal style. For the most punch, choose a color that contrasts with the primary color of your home. Also, update the hardware if necessary.
2. Edge the driveway.
Installing a clean border along your driveway will give it a crisp, manicured look. Use hardscape edging materials such as stone, pavers, bricks, or any combination of those to convert boring concrete into an interesting design through texture and color. You can choose to make the edging design level with your driveway or even elevate it in order to keep people from driving on your beautiful lawn.
3. Install new garage doors.
Garage doors are more than just functional and can add quite a bit of drama and decor to your home. Because they offer such a strong presence, try upgrading to one with an engaging design or vibrant color that can dramatically enrich the entire look of your home. Garage doors are generally available in steel, wood, or fiberglass and come in a wide range of both colors and styles. You can even choose matching window treatments for your garage door that perfectly coordinate with the ones in your home. Make sure the color scheme and design of your new garage doors along with your front door and overall architectural style of your home all work in harmony for a neat, cohesive look.
4. Plant colorful flowers.
Nothing says “home” like a vast array of beautiful, colorful flowers whether they’re planted along your sidewalk, in raised garden beds, pouring out of decorative hanging baskets, inside flower boxes, or arranged in oversized pots in front of your home. They’re also one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to make a huge visual impact to greatly enhance curb appeal.
5. Add soft exterior lighting.
Consider installing lights along your sidewalk that lead to your front entryway. Not only will they light the path and increase safety after dark for your guests, they’re very charming and welcoming as well. Soft exterior lighting offers a warm ambiance that makes a home more friendly and inviting, while it cleverly emphasizes the details of your landscaping and other key features as your guests make their way to your front door.
Use any of these curb-appealing projects to enhance your home. Add color, texture, and style to make it more attractive to the entire neighborhood while increasing its overall charm.