Quick Weekend Curb Appeal
Have you been putting off sprucing up your curb appeal because you think it will take too long? We understand not wanting to commit hours and hours of work to a home project when the beach beckons. Fortunately, there are ways that you can quickly boost your curb appeal without spending tons of time or money. In fact, you can make a huge improvement in your curb appeal in as little as one weekend. Here’s how!
Give your front door a facelift
One of the easiest and most dramatic ways to give your front yard a boost is to paint your front door in an eye-catching color. Choose a color that complements your home’s exterior. Simply clean the door, apply a primer, and then two coats of paint. This is a job that can be completed in an afternoon and will only cost you the price of a gallon of paint.
Trim up the landscaping
Another quick and easy way to amp up your curb appeal is to trim up your landscaping. This includes trees, bushes, and perennials as well as the grass. Apply a fresh layer of mulch to garden beds after removing weeds.
Add a new house number
Did you know that something as simple as a house number can make your home look dated? That’s why we recommend replacing your house numbers with something more contemporary. Choose a style that fits with the architecture of your home, and make sure the numbers are large enough to be easily read from the street.
Create a container garden
You don’t have to completely overhaul your garden beds to make your home’s exterior shine. Have you thought about simply adding a few colorful containers of plants and flowers? Place containers around your front door or on your porch for a quick pop of color and texture.
Make things squeaky clean
Another easy way to may your home look fabulous on the outside is to give everything a good cleaning. Winter can be tough on porches, decks, walkways, and siding. Buy, rent, or borrow a pressure washer to clean your home’s exterior including sidewalks and driveways. You’ll be amazed at how much ground-in dirt and grime it will wash away.
Get a new welcome mat
Feel in the mood to do a little shopping? Then head to the store (or shop online) for a new welcome mat for your front door. There are so many great options available now that can showcase your style and personality.
Refresh outdoor furniture
Are you lucky enough to have a front porch where you can sit and watch the day go by? Then now is the time to invest in some new bling for your outdoor furniture. Consider adding a fresh coat of paint to chairs and tables and choose new cushions and pillows in a complementary style and color. Then reward yourself with a tall glass of ice-cold lemonade!
Add solar lighting
Finally, add the crowning touch to your new outdoor paradise – accent lighting. Solar lights are a great choice and can be very inexpensive. Choose path lighting or string lights to create a soft and ambient glow once evening descends.
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