7 Inexpensive Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

7 Inexpensive Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Your neighbors will be so jealous…

Whether you’re trying to sell your house or simply make your home the envy of everyone on your cul-de-sac, trust us: A little goes a long way. Here, seven ways to refresh your front door (and beyond) without breaking the bank.


A fresh coat of paint–colorful or not–goes a long way when it comes to updating your exterior view. While you’re at it, replace (or touch up) your hardware–like the doorknob and knocker.


Pick up a set that has a matte or metallic sheen. It’ll look expensive and polished, not to mention easier to read from the street. (You’re welcome, UPS guy.)


It’s a great way to remove deeply set dirt stains and will give your porch that brand-new and shiny vibe. (You can even add a bit of wood cleaner to really get the job done.) Don’t own a pressure washer? Rent one from your local Home Depot for about $35 a day.


You don’t have to break the bank to add a bit of accent lighting to your front yard. An eight-pack of solar lights costs about $27 on Amazon. Use them to accentuate freshly pruned trees or shrubs–or simply to illuminate the path to your front door.


If it’s busted–get a new one. Or take it a step further by planting a variety of resilient and colorful flowers and shrubs (think hydrangea or elephant ears) at the base of the box.


In addition to being inexpensive, window boxes are easy to install (you often don’t even have to drill) and won’t damage your house’s facade. Stick them in the windows to the left and right of your front door and fill them with plants like marigolds and petunias that thrive on direct sunlight.


If they’re peeling and cracked, sand gutters and downspouts down and apply a fresh coat of paint. Or–if you’re in the mood for something a bit fancier–you could upgrade the whole system with sleek copper piping.

I read this article at: http://www.purewow.com/home/curb-appeal-tips

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