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10 Affordable Curb Appeal Ideas for your Home


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10 Affordable Curb Appeal Ideas for your Home
Written By: Linda Nelson - Compass Realtor ~ 7/13/2023


Improving a property's curb appeal can have a substantial impact on its attractiveness and value. Here are some low-cost curb appeal solutions targeted to your specific market:

  1. Improve the Entrance:
    • Paint the front door a bright, welcoming color that complements the rest of the outside.
    • Install new home numbers that are both conspicuous and fashionable.
    • Install a neat and appealing welcome mat.

  2. Landscaping:
    • Remove any overgrown bushes and trees, as well as any dead plants or weeds.
    • Colorful flowers and plants can be planted in garden beds or containers to add vibrancy.
    • Clean up the garden areas by laying down new mulch or gravel.

  3. Lighting:
    • Install outdoor lighting fixtures to emphasize architectural highlights and brighten the pathway.
    • To save money on energy, consider adopting solar-powered lighting.
    • Ensure that all existing outdoor lights are in good working condition.

  4. Clean and Repair:
    • Power wash the exterior of the house, including the siding, windows, and driveway.
    • Repair any cracks in the walkway or steps.
    • Replace broken or damaged window screens and repair any visible signs of wear and tear.

  5. Paint Touch-Ups:
    • Assess the condition of the exterior paint and touch up any areas with peeling or fading.
    • Consider repainting the trim or shutters with a fresh coat of paint for an updated look.

  6. Window Boxes and Shutters:
    • Install window boxes and plant colorful flowers to add charm and visual interest.
    • Consider painting or staining the shutters to coordinate with the overall color scheme.

  7. Outdoor Seating:
    • Add a small seating area near the entrance, such as a bench or chairs, to create an inviting space.
    • Use weather-resistant furniture and cushions to withstand the elements.

  8. Garage Door Upgrade:
    • If the garage door is outdated or worn, consider painting it or replacing it with a more modern style.
    • Ensure that the garage door opener is in good working condition.

  9. Neat and Tidy:
    • Keep the lawn mowed, the sidewalks swept, and the driveway free of debris.
    • Store garbage bins and any unsightly items out of sight.

  10. Add Decorative Accents:
    • Hang flower baskets or wind chimes from the porch or eaves.
    • Place potted plants or decorative items strategically to enhance visual appeal.

When applying these curb appeal suggestions, keep in mind the local climate and architectural type. You may have a good influence in your local market by focusing on cost-effective changes that improve the overall appeal of the home.

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