When selling a home first impressions are everything! That’s why it’s essential that your home’s curb appeal is spot on with it’s design and style! These low-cost and creative ways to add instant curb appeal to your home will help you get started!
Curb appeal is attractiveness of the exterior of a residential or commercial property, as viewed from the street.Â The term was extensively used in the United States during the housing boom and continues to be used as an indicator of the initial appeal of a property to prospective buyers.
Curb appeal can be accomplished by any number of methods including the installation of exterior decorations, re-painting, extensive attention to the landscaping. Several television programs have been created to explore ways for homeowners and building contractors to increase the curb appeal of their properties for a more profitable sale.
Check out theseÂ 39 Ways to Add Instant Curb Appeal To Your Home!
1. First step: paint your front door.
Hereâ€™s a great guide for how to choose which color, which is often the hardest part. A brightly colored door is a great way to draw attention to your house and make it feel modern and inviting.
2. Thereâ€™s even an app that lets you see what different door colors would look like!
Itâ€™s called Front Door Paint, naturally. Get it here.
3. Hereâ€™s the best way to paint a storm door:
See the full instructions here.
5. Spray paint your existing door hardware.
Anything is more modern than contractorâ€™s brass. See how here.
6. Give your house numbers a font upgrade.
7. Frame your door.
Painting the trim and adding matching moulding can make any door frame look tons better. Get the directions at Me and Jilly.
8. Add a stylish door knocker.
Learn how to polish antique brass at Marcus Design.
9. Put in some new porch lights.
Learn how to replace your lights at Two Twenty One.
10. Or, just upgrade the ones you have.
This radical makeover cost $1! See how to do it at Style With Cents.
11. Add tile to a plain concrete entryway.
See instructions at Decor and the Dog.
12. Or, make faux tiles with concrete stain.
Get the tutorial at Beneath My Heart.
13. Adding layers of plants will give more dimension to your porch.
See how to mix and match at House and Home.
14. Add some hanging planters.
Learn how to make these DIY hangers at A Beautiful Mess.
15. Make an inexpensive planter tall by glueing two pots together.
See how at Brady Bunch Remodel.
17. Start a container garden with these DIY planters.
18. This chart will tell you how to mix and match colorful plants:
See more at Barn Nursery.
20. Or class it up with DIY carriage house doors.
All you need is $10 worth of hardware and a drill. See how at Garden of Love.
21. Take it up a notch and add a pergola with climbing vines.
The pergola is quick, but the vines might take a while. See the full transformationhere.
22. Make a faux stair runner with paint.
It gives stairs a little more character, PLUS you donâ€™t have to paint the whole thing. Get the directions at The 2 Seasons.
24. Camouflage your ugly electrical boxes.
Just paint them the same color as your house! See more here.
25. And hide your AC unit.
See how to camouflage this necessary eyesore at Spirals and Spatulas.
26. Give your mailbox a makeover.
This one is from a pre-packaged kit. See how to do it at Beneath My Heart.
27. Revamp your welcome mat.
You can give new life to a ratty door mat with this easy tutorial from Smart Schoolhouse.
29. Add faux shutters to your front windows.
If you get the boards cut at the hardware store, you wonâ€™t even need a saw. Get the instructions at House Logic.
30. While youâ€™re at it, repair any torn screens.
Learn how from Martha Stewart.
31. Pressure wash everything!
You can pressure wash bricks, wood decking, concrete, stucco, windows, vinyl, metal, plastic garbage cans, grills. Everything looks better with a little hard scrub.
Look how satisfying it is!
33. Hang up your hose.
See how to make this convenient hanging post at Shanty 2 Chic.
35. Get rid of weeds with this DIY spray.
See how to make it at One Good Thing by Jillee.
36. Create your own flower beds with this easy tutorial.
See the full instructions and photos at Funky Junk Interiors.
37. Create a flower bed around your trees for another well-contained pop of color.
See more here.
38. Add some simple edging to any flower beds that will protect them from the mower.
See how at Garden World.
39. Top it all off with a porch swing.
Nothing says â€œSit down, stay awhileâ€ like an outdoor swing. Learn how to make this one at Shanty 2 Chic.