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Simple Tricks to Boost your Home’s Curb Appeal

Almost everyone is familiar with the old saying “ Don’t judge a book by its cover”…. But can the same be said for the outside of a home? The outside of our homes can really say a lot about what someone driving by, a potential buyer, or even our friends and family think about the home in general – it helps create the overall impression and vibe. Even for our own personal enjoyment – boosting curb appeal could really change your mood when you are pulling into your driveway after work every day. Could your home use some extra curb appeal? Here are some easy and inexpensive ways to transform your home’s first impression. 

Trim that lawn

One of the easiest, and probably most obvious ways to improve the overall appearance of your home is to keep your lawn neat. Unkempt grass, overgrown flower beds full of weeds and shrubs look just that – unkempt. Mowing your lawn, pulling weeds, and raking leaves on a regular basis should make this a pretty easy project. Hate cutting grass? Live in a drought-prone area? Consider using a grass alternative ground cover instead, like the ornamental peanut for ground cover. 


Adding mulch to a flower bed or around walkway stones can give a finished look to any lawn. Mulch also aids in keeping the soil beneath it moist and weed-free. There are many different colors and styles of mulch available at your favorite home improvement store that can fit any style and taste. Also, for a more budget and eco-friendly route, check your local city or county websites for free mulch locations or schedule a low-to-no cost mulch delivery straight to your home through chip drop

Flower Power

Whether on the inside or outside of a home, flowers make a huge impact. Filing beds full of colorful flowers, planters around your front door, window, boxes, or even hanging baskets with beautiful blooms can significantly add to the appearance of your home. And don’t underestimate the power of greenery either! Fill planters and line walkways with dramatic greens like lemongrass and you will have a beautiful pop to your lawn that also doubles as a mosquito repellent! 

So Fresh and So clean 

Clean your gutters and pressure wash your home. Watching years of dirt and grime melt off of your home, porch, walkway, and driveway can be an oh-so-satisfying thing to watch and make your home look completely new in a matter of hours. Look in your local listings and neighborhood groups for well-rated power-washing companies, or for a DIY approach, most home improvement stores have pressure washers for sale and to rent. 

Brighten up your door with a fresh coat of paint

Painting your front door a bold color can be a great way to boost curb appeal and make your home stand out! This is your time to be adventurous! Don’t be afraid to pick a bright color that contrasts with the colors of your home – maybe paint the shutters too if you have them! Just make sure the color you choose accentuates rather than clashes. 

Change up your hardware 

While you’re painting that door, don’t forget to spruce up the hardware! Updating the hardware for a more modern, attention-grabbing design or in a new color can be a quick yet subtle upgrade that can make a big difference. Adding some new light fixtures can add some appeal as well. Check your local lighting stores or antique stores/ flea markets for a unique piece that will really stand out. 

Door Decor

Wreaths aren’t just for the holidays! Regardless of the time of year, a wreath can be a great way to add a welcoming element to your front door as well as show some personality. A unique door knocker can also be a fun and whimsical addition as well. 

Upgrade your House Numbers 

Updating your house numbers can be a really quick, really easy, really inexpensive way to elevate your outdoor space. Even someone who is not super handy can achieve this upgrade in less than ½ an hour. Choose numbers that match the style and era of the home or that are really eye-catching and easy to see from the road. 

Modernize your Mailbox 

Upgrading your mailbox can add a fresh look to your home’s curb appeal. While it may not be a huge project, replacing your mailbox with something modern and new can make a noticeable difference in the appearance of your home. 

Doormats for Days 

Doormats are like the cherry on top of your exterior. The internet is full of shops that offer unique, fun, and inexpensive doormats to suit any homeowner’s taste. Be bold, be fun, and cheeky – it’s a fun way to let your personality shine through to welcome guests to your door. Switch them out for the seasons as a quick way to be festive as well. 

Boosting your home’s curb appeal can be a weekend project or accomplished in a day or two with some planning and minimal tools and know-how.

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