4 Ways to Improve Your Curb Appeal for Pennies on the Dollar
Whether you are hoping to sell your home in the near future or just want to give it a little makeover, there are tons of way to increase your curb appeal on a budget. It’s not necessary to call in the best contractor in town. You have all the skills necessary to give the front of your home a nice facelift!
Out with the Old
The first step is all about some good old fashioned elbow grease! No money required. Are your garden beds looking a little sad? Have the weeds begun to take over? Are there sticks, leaves, and debris scattered around the front lawn? It’s time to get out there a give your yard a nice spring cleaning! Grab some trash bags, or better yet use a wheelbarrow to take debris to a compost pile, and start pulling weeds and picking up sticks.
While you certainly have to devote time and hard work to this task, there’s no better way to improve your curb appeal than a good work day clean up. A clean and clear front lawn signifies that you care about every part of your home.
Paint Your Front Door & Add a Stylish Knocker
Okay, now onto some fun DIY projects on the cheap! An easy and economical way to upgrade your curb appeal is by painting your front door. If this intimidates you, there are tons of tutorials online that help you pick the right color and give a step by step lesson on how to paint your front door in minutes!
This easy update is budget friendly and helps add a ton of personality to your home.
Next up, find a stylish knocker to add even more pizzazz to your front door. We are inspired by this sweet little bird door knocker:
Camouflage Your Electrical Boxes and AC
It’s important to keep some of the more unsightly but essential house items out of sight. While necessary, there’s nothing lovely about looking at a big old electrical box or massive A/C unit.
Luckily, there are cheap and easy ways to hide these eyesores. Simply paint your electric boxes to blend in with the color of your house like this image below:
As for that hulking A/C unit, there are a lot of ways you can blend it into your home. Check out this tutorial for a really easy and trendy way to cover up your A/C unit and freshen up the outside of your home.
Last but not least, plants! I actually believe in saving the best for last. Plants are such a beautiful, economical choice for increasing your curb appeal on a budget. You can purchase hanging plants, brightly colored potted plants or even install a vertical garden wall. Any of these options will instantly upgrade your front porch or lawn.
Plants provide lush green and bright colors and make a house feel like a home. A house that is sprinkled with beautiful flowers is a home that is lovingly cared for and tended to. This, above all else, will be what nudges those friends coming over for a BBQ to stay a little longer or slows down the prospective buyer as they do a drive by.
So have fun upgrading your curb appeal and don’t forget – you don’t have to break the bank!
Bio: Hi, I’m Zac Spade
When my wife told me I needed a shed it started an obsession with the outdoors and outdoor projects. You can find more about how to do outdoor projects yourself for very little money here.