How To Boost Your Curb Appeal in 1 Hour!

How can you make your home stand out among other homes in your neighborhood? Whether you desire to market your home or make it more appealing for yourself, adding curb appeal is an inexpensive way to create a better first impression. These 16 aesthetic improvements will help upgrade any house on the market.

Go Green

Adding plants and flowers is one easy way to improve your home’s exterior. You don’t need a garden. Some containers on your porch or along the front of your house will add instant appeal. Plants can highlight and frame key visual points—like windows, entryways, and other architectural elements. If space is limited or you want to try a creative new look for your home’s exterior, consider hanging plants from its walls!

Take Care Of Your Lawn.

Maintaining your lawn is important to maintaining a beautiful, curb-appealing home. To keep your lawn looking its best, regularly maintain it by mowing the grass and raking leaves off the yard. Keep it well watered to prevent brown marks. As long as you keep up with it, lawn care won’t become a massive project—unless you live somewhere waterless where grass has a tough time taking hold (in which case, consider using alternative landscaping).

Make Your Door Pop

A simple way to improve your home’s appearance is by having a front door that stands out instead of blending in with the other doors on the street. Painting a front door only costs about $75 and is within most people’s DIY capabilities. When selecting a color for your home’s exterior, ensure it harmonizes well with the other hues on your house. Go bold, but do a test run on your wall patch before committing to the full color. You can also use an app called Front Door Paint that lets you virtually try out different hues.

Let There Be Light

Dark entryways have no welcoming appeal. If you already have a lamp hanging by your door, replace it with a more fun and fresh-looking one! Clean off all cobwebs and debris around outdoor light fixtures to make the space appear more bright and clean. Add extra lighting by hanging a string of porch lights or solar-powered lanterns along your walkway.

Embrace Symmetry

Symmetrical designs are pleasing to the eye, creating balance and making your home more attractive. Matching wall lanterns or plants on either flank of the front door—or around a garage entrance—are simple ways to achieve this look.

Makeover Your Mailbox

A mailbox that doesn’t stand out from the crowd is easy to overlook—so replace it with something more distinctive. This simple project will make your home look neighbor-friendly and upmarket. The cost of replacing a mailbox can vary from $50 to $200, depending on the type and whether it attaches directly to your home.

Clean Your Gutters

Cleaning gutters inside and out, scrubbing until they’re spotless—you might be surprised at what a difference this simple routine makes!

Add Some Front Door Décor

You can find wreaths year-round that add exceptional beauty to your front door—made from dried or preserved greens and florals, faux plants or a combination of both. Seasonal elements, such as pinecones or berry branches, are a nice touch for a holiday wreath. However, incorporating more elegant design features—such as ribbons and bows—will allow you to enjoy your wreath during the entire winter season rather than just one month out of it.

Upgrade Your House Numbers

Change the look of your home fast by removing old house numbers and replacing them with newer ones that better reflect their surroundings. A unique font will give a complete send-off to an era than one that remains unchanged for decades. No matter how skilled you are with tools, replacing numbers on your license plate should only take about 30 minutes or less.

Hide Electrical Fixtures

A house without an electrical box on the front is easier to sell. However, painting can make a huge difference in how buyers view your home and its curb appeal— one of their most important considerations when buying a property.

Power Wash It Off

If you don’t have a power washer but want to try this chore yourself rather than pay someone else, you can rent them at big hardware stores such as Home Depot or Lowe’s.

Stain Your Garage Door

A new garage door is expensive, but you can get the look of a new one for less by staining it. Here’s an easy guide for how to do that: start by power washing your old door clean, then stain away!

Fix It Up

If you notice a small problem that needs fixing, like a cracked or burned-out light bulb, fix it immediately. Even minor flaws can spoil the look of an otherwise beautiful house if not attended to immediately!

Design A Clear Path

Creating a clear path to your front door can make your home look more inviting. You could create an elegant brick or stone walkway, but you could use potted plants and lights as visual cues throughout the lawn—lining any existing concrete.

Utilize Outdoor Furniture Smartly

It’s important to have only a little outdoor furniture. Keep your yard looking well-furnished and cared for, but also be sure that you get rid of anything that is broken or looks dirty. The simplest way to add seating for yards with limited space is usually with a small set of stools. You can also use this opportunity to create extra charm by setting up a little table and planting something on it.

Add New Door Hardware

A new front door hardware set can give your front entrance a fresh look, no matter what color the rest of your house is. Go with black on white or brass on black to ensure it stands out from the crowd! To make your front door more welcoming, install a fun or decorative door knocker that adds character to the home.

You can give your home a facelift in just one weekend if you prioritize the projects with the biggest impact. For example, your house might already be beautiful—it just needs minor fixes and grooming to show its best side! The more action you put into it, the more impressive your results will be.