Looking to spruce up your front yard? Make your home stand out and increase its value with these simple and cost-effective tips for boosting curb appeal.
1. FRONT DOOR MAKEOVER
Paint the front door a new shade, or just touch it up with a fresh coat.
Other upgrades: A new doorknob, keyless entry, Ring video doorbell
2. UPDATE PORCH DECOR
Dress up the front porch with outdoor furniture, potted plants and other decor for the season. If you’ve got room in the front yard, consider adding a fire pit and lounge chairs. Avoid making it too cluttered.
Popular Decor: Rocking chair, wicker furniture, flag, doormat, porch swing.
3. DEEP CLEANING
Use a pressure washer to brighten up your home’s exterior. You can also use a deck brush and cleaning solution to scrub away at dirt. Get rid of any yard debris and cobwebs by sweeping your porch or patio, and wipe down any porch furniture.
4. LIGHT IT UP
The right lighting can transform a space. Consider small porch lamps or outdoor string lights that match your home’s style. You may also consider lights to illuminate your driveway or walkway.
Energy Saving Tip: Swap out traditional bulbs in existing fixtures for brighter, longer lasting LED ones.
5. GARAGE REFRESH
In addition to refreshing the paint, you may consider purchasing DIY add-ons like magnetic handles from your local home improvement store. Easily craft faux garage door windows by following tutorials on YouTube. These affordable options will make your garage door look like new, with minimal handy work.
6. CREATE AN OASIS
Design your front yard landscape! Choose planters and yard decor that pop, while still complementing your home. Pick plants native to your region, and have a plan for maintaining them.
For healthier flowers: hang up a hummingbird feeder to create a colorful, more vibrant garden. These birds spread pollen to help your flowers grow more easily.
THINK ABOUT THE BIG PICTURE!
Make improvements that will stay with the house and become assets that increase the value like a white picket fence, swing on the porch, keyless front door entry, fruit trees.
GOT BIGGER PLANS?
If you need to call in a pro for your curb appeal projects, I can connect you with an excellent contractor or landscaper who can help.