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Budget Friendly Ways to add Curb Appeal

Budget Friendly Ways to add Curb Appeal

Adding curb appeal can make a big difference in your outer appearance and value of your home. Every time someone walks or drive by your home, the curb appeal is the appearance, style, and look your home gives off. It includes flowers and gardens, lighting fixtures, your front door, types of windows, exterior paint, and other decorative details to improve the look and feel of your house. The desire the add curb appeal can often seem overwhelming, especially when you factor in cost. However there are many budget-friendly ways to add more curb appeal.

Replace Old Hardware

 

The hardware in the front of your home is probably outdated and now is the perfect time to switch it out. Replacing hardware such as your house numbers, mailbox, light fixtures, locks and door handle are not only functional but they add to the curb appeal of your home. By replacing ad updating these items, you’re spending a small amount of money on a very easy DIY project and getting a more beautiful home.

Front Door

 

Remodeling your front door is one of the best ways to change the overall appearance of your home. It is one of the first things a guest is going to see when walking up to your house and helps tie the front entry area together. A great way to add more appeal and style to your front door is by adding color. There is no reason you have to stick with a plain white door, though it is more common. Add style to your entry by painting your front door a bright or bold color like turquoise, yellow, green, or red.

Flowers

 

Gardens aren’t just for backyards, they look amazing on your front steps. If you don’t have enough yard space in your front yard or you have rocks there, you won’t be able to plant a flower garden but that doesn’t mean you can’t add beautiful flowers to the front of your home. Start by displaying container gardens of flowers, and other plants, herbs and vegetables. You don’t even need to build a planter for these. Visit your local nursery for cheap containers, fill them with soil and plant your favorite bulbs. You can also purchase flowers already in bloom so all you need is a place for them. Another great option is to build window boxes for flowers. Window boxes are inexpensive if you choose materials like plastic or iron, and you can even get them used from yard sales or on clearance.

Renew Paint and Siding

 

If you have a little more of a budget for remodeling the front of your home, why not paint the outside of your house? Just renewing the paint, trim and siding makes all the difference in the world in your curb appeal. New paint along with the other suggested ideas give you what seems like a brand new home.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.