Spring and warm temperatures have arrived and it’s time to do those outdoor projects you put off during those cold winter months. Some projects may include improving your home’s outward appearance. Here are incredibly easy ways to add curb appeal that will give your home a lasting impression.
Jazz up the front door
The front door is your home’s focal point of its curb appeal. Grab a gallon of paint to give your door a new look. It’s smart to pick a color that coordinates with the rest of your home. Add more style by replacing those old house numbers with new ones and a wreath that fits your personality. If you have an old wall-mounted mailbox, remember to fix that up too. This is a great project that should only take an afternoon to complete!
Seize the sunshine
One of the most satisfying fix-ups you can do to your home is to clean your windows. Making your windows sparkle and shine is one of the simplest ways to add curb appeal.
Get rid of rotted wood
Wood damage on your home’s exterior can be such an eyesore. It’s time to change that. With the proper tools and materials, you can make that damage disappear in no time!
Let there be light
Landscape lighting can have a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal, in addition to creating a safe and secure pathway. If you are unable to use lights that require running wires through your lawn, you can install solar fixtures instead. But be aware their light levels are not as bright or as reliable.
Install window boxes
An easy way to bring color and charm to your home’s curb appeal is to add window boxes. You can install boxes made from copper or iron for a traditional feel, or painted wood for a cottage look. Be creative by mixing and matching plants to suit your lighting conditions and color scheme.
Make the beds
Garden beds in the front yard may be the most noticeable feature of curb appeal. So, get those beds in tip-top shape by pulling weeds, planting flowers and adding new mulch to restore the color that was taken away from harsh weather. This project might take more time and effort, but your yard will be the talk of the neighborhood.
Add outdoor art
Once your garden beds are in order, it’s time to add some artwork to them. There are many weather-resistant pieces that can complement your home. Birdbaths, sculptures, wind chimes, you name it. I personally enjoy water sculptures. They not only function as yard art, but you can also enjoy the soothing sound of the fountain.
Repair the roof
Spring is the perfect time to check your gutter system. If you have an older system, there’s a good chance it’s suffering from peeling paint, rust spots, and other problems. Get the gutters functioning before you have to battle the rain and snow!
Polish Paths and Patios
Did the harsh winter damage your driveway, deck, or patio? It’s time to repair those cracks to make those spaces safer and entertaining. Your walkway deserves to be polished!
Fix the fence
An old faded fence that is sagging can make your house look unloved and unapproachable. Spend an afternoon to make your fence sturdy and bright again!
Give your house a bath
Put the garden hose to good use to blast off the dirt on your house. Be careful that you don’t spray water underneath your home’s siding. Buying a power washer would be a great investment to keep your exterior squeaky clean. If you do use a power washer, try not to put it close to windows or doorways. With that amount of pressure, it can remove caulk and other materials that are sealing your home.
If I missed any curb appeal ideas, please share your opinions on the comment section below!