When you think about curb appeal, you typically think about big improvements that are made to the exterior of your home — they’re quite noticeable and possibly more importantly, they really make the perceived value of your home that much more in that your home looks better as a result of making them.
Curb appeal improvement, however, does not have to be an overly expensive thing — there are ways to boost your curb appeal without breaking the bank.
There are a few benefits to adding window planters to your home, one of them being that they are a way to improve your curb appeal on a budget — certainly a good thing.
Further, you can actually benefit from the kind of plants that you add to the outside of your home in that you can plant herbs that you might be able to use in the kitchen, and of course you can plant certain flowers that are just nice to look at from the inside or from the curb.
A new doormat may be one of the last things a person might think of when considering how to improve their curb appeal but think about the opposite — a house that has a ratty old doormat that is frayed at the edges and looks like it could fall apart with an exceptionally strong sneeze.
Such a doormat would give the house an overall worse look — one might see the doormat and wonder why the homeowners have such a shoddy looking doormat.
When you think about the lighting on the porch, you may need to figure out how long it has been since you really have updated the lighting and what kind of light system you have — and how cost effective it is.
The older the system, the more likely it is that it is costing you big in terms of electricity usage, which is bad both for your wallet as well as the environment.
Getting updated porch lights can certainly improve the appearance of your porch as well as boost your overall curb appeal — and maybe make it easier to see on your porch at night!
When you think about how you know you got to someone’s house for the first time, what do you think about — other than the number of the house.
After all, you usually don’t say things like the size or shape of your house when giving direction – you give the number.
By having a better house number on your house (perhaps a bigger house number) you will help with that and also make your curb appeal that much better.
As good as your mailbox might be, there’s a good chance that you can upgrade it and make it both more functional as well as better looking.
Many mailboxes that you find in front of a house are not at all reflective of the tastes of the person or people that live there, and that is because they may not realize you can have a more creative mailbox.
Of course if your HOA does not permit such things you have to go with what they permit.
If you have an old or aging gutter system, it may be due for a replacement, and the cost of replacing it is well worth it given the kind of damage that a bad gutter system may cause your home.
The kind of stuff you may find on your lawn, be it the leaves that fall from your trees or other lawn debris, should be gathered or otherwise removed from your lawn.
By doing so you can improve your curb appeal for not a lot of money.