6 Home Improvement Ideas to Add Curb Appeal

6 Home Improvement Ideas to Add Curb Appeal

Summer is here and what better way to enjoy the season than to spend time outside making small improvements that will create a large statement to your home?  From a fresh coat of paint on the door to adding walkway lights, there are many ways to update any home’s curb appeal.


Paint the Front Door or Change the Hardware for a New Look

Selecting a bright, bold color for your front door that matches the color scheme of the rest of the house can really add to the curb appeal of your home. Changing the hardware is also a chance to reflect the style of the interior—especially if you’ve done any remodeling since moving into your home.

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Start a Mini Garden by the Front Porch

Adding new flowers or plants is a great way to enhance the exterior look of your home. One suggestion to creating a garden is to put it in part of the landscape closest to your home and setting your plants and flowers in the ground.  But, if you’re searching for added variety, check out ready-made container gardens from nurseries or garden centers to set up the area directly on your porch or on the stairs leading up to your home.



Install a New Mailbox or Update the Existing One

A new mailbox can reflect a home’s interior and the homeowner’s personality in an quick, eye-catching way. If you’d rather keep the original mailbox, consider adding a new coat of paint to the wooden post or applying new house numbers to update it.



Update Exterior Lighting

When exterior lighting is just right, it can give an inviting, welcoming feeling to your guests. Outdoor lighting fixtures are another great way to spruce up the front of your home without breaking budget.  Most outdoor fixtures range from $35-$200 and can increase the curb appeal of a home for years to come. 

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Add Landscape and Walkway Lighting

Landscape lighting can make a big impact on your home’s curb appeal, all while increasing the importance of safety and security. Some fixtures can be added directly along the walkway or can be added as accent lighting to trees with solar powered lights.

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Include Outdoor Art

Yard art can be found in a wide variety of forms and can accent your home or bring more color to the garden. Consider adding unique pieces from metal yard sculptures and statues, to simple garden ornaments to increase curb appeal charm.


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