5 Quick and Easy Ways to Spice Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Every home has those times when it just needs a little spice, a little oomph, a little something new to add to that curb appeal. If the thought of boosting your curb appeal feels daunting, fear not! We have quick and easy solutions that you can do on your own or with the help of a seasoned professional. So go outside, stand near the road and take a good look at the front of your home. Use our list to help choose a few projects to get started. In no time, your home will be the envy of the neighborhood.
Clean Away Last Year’s Grime
One of the easiest ways to make your home appealing is to give it a good cleaning. A nice power washing and window cleaning will remove built up dirt, cob webs, mold and give your home an overall shine. A thorough cleaning will also provide a great canvas for other home improvement projects you choose.
Repaint Faded Areas
Most homes have at least one or more painted areas like shutters, doors, porch railings, and molding. Even if the entire exterior of your home is painted, choosing a few select areas to repaint will boost the entire look of the home with little time and effort. A new coat of paint on a door, railing, or shutters can really make a home seem fresh and new.
Add Flowering Perennial Plants
Flowering plants add a wonderful touch to any home. Perennials are great because they often have less upkeep, live a long time, and bloom with vibrant colors on a regular basis. These types of plants look wonderful in tall pots by your front door, in hanging baskets and boxes on your porch, and also in your landscape beds. Look for plants that are native to your area because they often take less effort to grow which is great if you do not have a lot of time to tend to your plants or are a little green-thumb challenged.
Add Natural Rock
One great way to tie your home to its surroundings is to add some natural stone as a focal point. There are a number of ways to add stone and one of our favorites is to replace the concrete path to your front door with a slate walkway. You can find slate tiles in a variety of natural colors such as green, red, gray and black to create a beautiful entranceway to your home. Another fun way to use rock to create interest and appeal is to add medium-sized boulders to your landscape beds. Nestle them among the plants so it appears that they have been there for years.
Update Your Mailbox and House Numbers
A mailbox and house numbers almost fade into the background of a home because everyone has them and sometimes, they can be pretty boring. But, you can find a wonderful selection of updated versions at home improvement stores and online that will add a little visual interest and make your home unique.