Tuesday

8 Ways to Add Curb Appeal


There are hundreds of ways for you to enhance your home's look from the street, but today, I want to share with you eight easy ideas I have implemented on my own home to improve its appearance without breaking the bank.

Number one rule: Cleanliness

Weather giving your house a full pressure wash or simply cleaning the door, the steps and/or the walkway, having a clean front entrance speaks volumes about you and your home.

Three years ago, my steps used to look like the ones in the left picture below, I gave them a really good wash and since then I haven't touched them. You can check on how they were treated to remove dirt and rust from concrete right HERE.

2. PAINT THE FRONT DOOR

Nothing like a fresh coat of paint to create a welcoming entryway into your house, but don't stop at the door, paint the shutters and also the porch railings if they are showing the passing of time like mine did.
Here you can see the difference from a rusted to a shiny metal railing.
3. UPDATE OR REPLACE OLD HARDWARE

Simple details like replacing dated fixtures or perhaps by giving them a coat of paint will provide a more cohesive look.

I'm changing the color of the numbers on my house. I think black will be a more appropriate color for them.


4. BRING ACCENT PIECES TO THE FRONT PORCH

A pair of planters flanking the door, a welcoming mat and perhaps some other decorative accents will give your home that happy go lucky appeal.


5. KEEP ALL GREEN TRIMMED

Yes, by green I mean, the grass, the bushes and even the trees you might have. Cut the grass regularly and I think is always a great idea to give it a good sharp edge.


6. PLANT FLOWERS

Plant some annual flowers to add a quick vibrant color to your yard.



7. INSTALL OUTDOOR LIGHTING

8. HANG A WREATH on your front door
Patriotic Wreath

As I told you before, the list can be long, but keep in mind that the most important thing is to fix anything that's damage, broken and keep it clean!

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!



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29 comments :

  1. Best tip - clean up the debris: leaves, sticks, etc. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

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  2. Thanks for the opportunity! Always love your emails.

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  3. Love the transformation here, absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for this opportunity to win!

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  4. My daughter just bought a little fixer upper. These are great tips for her front yard! Wow, could we really use the tools.
    Thanks so much,
    Deb

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  5. It is all the little things that make a house stand out as one that is loved. Spring equals clean-up at our house. Thanks

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  6. I think keeping a clean and well-maintained exterior of your home is the best curb appeal!

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  7. looks great! i have pots on my stairs for a base color of greens, and then a good powerwashing makes a huge difference!
    thanks,
    b

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  8. Awesome giveaway! I have been working on the front porch recently and these items would help!

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  9. Love your Blog!!! Nice giveaway!

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  10. Flowers are my number one curb appeal!

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  11. A fresh coat of paint on the front door always works - especially if it's in a nice bright color.!

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  12. Plant flowers! They make the house and area look alive and fresh.

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  13. Ensure to weed, weed, weed. This can make your entire lawn look bad.

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  14. These are great tips! My fiance' and I stay so busy, it's so hard to keep our yard looking great-but since I'm almost done with finals I'm going to have to work, work, work on it! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    xoox, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  15. Hola Cristina ! Que bonita entrada de tu casa , me gusta mucho esa orilla de flores ! Se ve un encanto

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  16. Plant evergreen foundation plants (like boxwood) and then add flowers. Gives a crisp, timeless look. Keep the walkway and the front porch or stoop clean and free of debris (e.g. fallen leaves).

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  18. Thanks for the tips, it pays to tidy up. One of the reasons I like working outside is little things go a LONG way and your tips are sure to put a smile on a homeowner's face every time they come home. I have some vines that climb on my entry deck and they soften the harsh lines.

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  19. Wonderful tips! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. Clean up debris. I have a major problem with sticks, twigs, leaves etc. with all the trees I have. The leaves always seem to blow up towards the house. Keep things updated and painted. Our deck need to be cleaned and re-stained right now. Also trim around windows and the garage doors needs to be painted.
    Sandi Allen
    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  21. A freshly mowed lawn always makes a house look amazing!

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  22. My best tip is a neatly landscaped yard with blooming flowers.

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  23. You really have a beautiful home. You can tell how well loved it is too!

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  24. plant flowers and keep the look up even in winter it helps to pull the weeds up by fence or some spray will do the work also

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  25. I am loving these tips and live what ypu have done to the outside of your hime. Beautiful.

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  26. I like adding plants to the walkway and nice lights

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  27. These are some awesome tips. I am in serious need of some curb appeal.

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