Helpful Tips for Improving Curb Appeal for the DIY Home Renovator
There are dozens of small, inexpensive home improvements that you can do to up your home’s curb appeal. Adding curb appeal to your house not only makes it easier to sell, but it also gives your house that nice and finished look in which you can take pride in. When deciding on which upgrades to make to your house, consider what your house currently looks like and what will look best with it.
Try painting your front door for an inexpensive update that really packs a punch. Bright colors like the turquoise shade shown here (Sherwin Williams Nifty Turquoise) are an easy way to give your home a fun, fresh look.
For a classic curb appeal boost, hedge your home with an adorable picket fence. Cover it with lovely roses or vines for a look that is sure to impress.
Walk This Way
Choosing the right hardscape can be a challenge, but a simple stone or brick path is a great way to add charm to your entryway. And if the inviting look isn’t enough to convince you, just imagine life with no more muddy footprints and sunken heels!
To keep your landscaping looking fresh and dynamic, mix in various plants with an eye-catching tree to maintain an interesting, textured look.
A pair of colorful rocking chairs on the front porch will elicit nostalgic memories of the past while also providing the perfect backdrop for creating new experiences.
Light the Way
Don’t let nightfall hide all your hard work. Here, a complementary mix of outdoor lights illuminates the path, all while keeping the focus on the luscious landscape.
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a home, and a bold color choice will lift spirits and ensure your home isn’t lost in a sea of cookie-cutter houses.
What would improving curb appeal for my home cost?
Costs are all across the board. Many factors come into play when embarking upon improving the curb appeal of your home. Costs will depend on the part of the country you live in, supply and demand of both materials and labor, and if you use a contractor or do the work yourself.
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Contributions and excerpts from articles written by djames