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Easy & Affordable ways to increase Curb Appeal


It's been five years since we bought our house and just last summer we finally got around to painting the outside.  Sometimes making the exterior of your home the way you want can cost a pretty penny.  However not ALL exterior upgrades are expensive and can still make a BIG impact on your curb appeal.  


I've made a list of minor adjustments you can make to your front exterior that are affordable and will increase your homes curb appeal.

1. Paint your front door! It only takes a little paint and time to change up your front door to a color that suits you and your family more. 

2. Replace or repair your mailbox.  This was one of the first things we did moving in.  Getting a new mailbox or even just painting your existing one makes such a big impact on the appearance of your front yard! 

3. Shutters! When I say this I mean add, remove, replace or paint! Maybe you don't want your shutters..take them down and see if you like that better.  If you don't have any maybe you want to try some! I personally love shutters on front exteriors.  We had two old rotting wood ones originally and replacing them with new bright farmhouse white shutters made a WORLD of difference! Shutters are very affordable to buy new however you can always paint your existing ones as well.

4. PowerWashing.  Painting the exterior of your home can be expensive, in the meantime powerwashing can remove mildew and dirt to help give the paint its fresh color again.  I also believe powerwashing your driveways and sidewalks can help your curb appeal.  It makes the whole front look clean.

5. Garage Doors. Sometimes just painting your garage door and trim gives the house the facelift you were looking for.  It will also only cost a fraction of what painting the entire house would.  Home Depot also sells "Carriage Door" Garage sets for around $20.  We added this extra hardware last summer and it completely upgraded our plain white doors.

6. Simple Landscape.  Clean up those flower beds and throw down some mulch or river rocks! You don't even need to buy plants.  Simply making them look clean and tidy will boost your curb appeal.  You can slowly add all your plants/bushes when you have the extra money set aside.  In the mean time buying a large pot from the Home Improvement stores ($20) and adding a fern can make a beautiful and welcoming appearance to your front door.

7. Replacing your coach lights.  When we first moved in we had ONE small old white coach light.  Buying two larger and more updated coach lights was affordable and running the electric to have one on each side was a very simple DIY. 


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