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Five Affordable Ways to add Curb Appeal to your Home

 

A splash of Exterior Paint! Paint the Front Door, Trim or Shutters

Exterior paint is inexpensive but it can have a big design impact. Painting your home can definitely add some brightness and revive the appearance.  Pick a color that makes your house stand out, but make sure to compliment the rest of the colors on your house. White and light neutral colors are always a great choice!

Upgrade Your Mailbox

Whether you have a regular mailbox by the road or a box mounted to your house, adding a new mailbox can add curb appeal. You can find a new mailbox for approximately $25.Choose a color that compliments or matches your exterior paint.  Adding some fresh flowers or ferns will give it a more welcoming and summery feel.

 

Plant a Tree

Planting a tree can be a fun family project and one that will surely add curb appeal to your house. Before you plant a tree, consider how big the tree will get and how it will affect your house. If you have enough space, plant two trees to frame your house for a more symmetrical appearance.

Install new house numbers and Old Hardware

If they’re out of date or dingy, your home may not be conveying the aesthetic appeal you want it to. These elements add the most appeal when they function collectively, rather than as mix-and-match pieces. Try to match your new house numbers with the finish that is on your exterior light fixtures.

 

Install Flower Boxes

To compliment your exterior paint color, try adding flower boxes. Install them on the front porch railings as well as below the windows. Window boxes are relatively inexpensive but they have a big impact but remember you have to maintain the flowers to actually add curb appeal. If you rather not add flower boxes to your house, then consider buying some container gardens in pots and placing them on your front steps or porch.

 

With these five affordable ways to create curb appeal people will slow down to take notice and the improvements will likely be much appreciated