The weather may be cold and wet but with spring right around the corner it is time to spruce up our homes, starting with the curb appeal. Your homes entrance is the first thing guests see and notice when visiting not to mention having good curb appeal boosts your home’s property value. Updating your home’s curb appeal doesn’t mean draining the bank. These five upgrades can be completed in a day’s work and will keep your home looking fresh.
Repaint the Front Door
A pop of color can turn a plain home into the prettiest house in the neighborhood. This mini-project can be accomplished in just a few hours and is sure to make your home stand out in a big way. Be sure to choose paint with VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) for the best results. Make sure to take your time choosing the perfect shade and consider how the color interacts with the rest of the exterior of your home during all times of the day. Wait until each layer is dry before you add another coat and remember to wait to close the door until it is completely dry. We suggest you paint the door in the morning so you are not waiting to close the door at night.
Update Your Garden
We understand that updating your entire yard landscaping can be quite pricey and time consuming. We recommend placing a few strategic planters and hanging baskets to your front entrance to maximize your home’s curb appeal. You can invest in two large pots and fill them with fresh flowers to get the most for your money while still giving your home a touch of green.
New House Numbers
House numbers make your home easier to find and are an attractive way to update your homes entrance. We recommend choosing house numbers that are complimentary to your homes front door hardware. You can also explore the option of having a custom plaque for your front yard.
Front Door Décor
Nothing makes a statement more than front door décor pieces! A dried floral wreath can make your front entrance stand out from the street and give your home a trendy springtime look. If you want an arrangement that lasts, choose ones with dried or preserved natural elements and be sure to remove the wreath during storms and winter weather to protect it from moisture exposure.
Outdoor Lighting Upgrade
Updating your homes lighting is a great way to add to your homes curb appeal. Consider replacing the fixture itself if it is outdated to give your front porch area a fresh look. You can find new fixtures for as cheap as $30 on amazon. You can also consider changing the bulb in your current fixture if the lighting is dim making your home hard to see from the street.