Quick and Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Exterior
Whether you're looking to sell your home or give your exterior an upgrade, first impressions do matter. The front of your home is the first sight people see when arriving at your home; why not make it stand out from the rest?
First, take a look at your home from the road - do you like what you see? If not, think of what you don't like about it and write that down but keep a budget in mind. These will be your overall goals for this project.
Here are some simple and inexpensive ways to add curb appeal to your home.
Flowers are inexpensive and easy to maintain during the peak seasons. Depending on what style you’re looking for, you could add colours that compliment or contrast the exterior of your home. You can also add leafy, green shrubs as filler plants that are also easy to maintain.
There are many ways to add flowers to the exterior of your home.
- Planters on your front porch
- Flower boxes underneath window sills
- Flower beds around the home
- Flower beds along the driveway or pathway
If you already have a garden present, try adding some cedar, black, or red mulch around your flowers to enhance it.
Shutters are a great DIY idea to add quick curb appeal. They’re available in a variety of profiles and colours to match your home or give it contrast.
Paint your front door
Painting your front door can give your home a refreshing look. Painting it a bold colour will make a statement, but a neutral colour will complement the rest of your exterior.
Replacing your old or outdated mailbox is an inexpensive DIY project. Whether you have one at the end of your driveway or your front door, get one that will compliment your home.
Railings are a beautiful addition to any home’s front porch or deck. Aluminum or glass railings are a maintenance-free, durable, and eye-catching addition to any home.
Give your walkway a re-fresher by adding patio stones, interlock, concrete, lights, or flowers along the side.
Replace your eavestrough
Over time, your eavestroughs can start to look dirty and disgusting or they may not work correctly. First, try cleaning your eavestrough and downpipes, as a good clean can go a long way in giving your home a facelift. But if they are damaged, not working properly, or not getting clean, it’s time to consider replacing them. Replacing them gives you an option to change the colour, and since BMI has a wide range of colours available, there is a lot to choose from.
Other quick ways to add curb appeal are:
- New house numbers
- Adding light fixtures
- Outdoor furniture
- Front door wreath
Adding curb appeal to your home doesn’t have to be a major renovation. Even with little to no budget, you can enhance the look of your home’s exterior and make it a reflection of your style. Let us know if you use any of these tips for your home. For more ideas for elevating your curb appeal, see our completed projects on Facebook and Instagram.