7 Ways to Kick Your Curb Appeal Up a Notch

7 Ways to Kick Your Curb Appeal Up a Notch

 

Whether you’re trying to sell your home, rent your house or simply ‘wow’ your neighbors, nothing makes a more dramatic impression than your curb appeal.

First impressions mean everything, there are plenty of budget-friendly ways you can improve the look of your home.

Here are 7 ways to boost your curb appeal.

#1: Mulch Heavily

Organic mulches that are colored with vegetable dyes, like red cedar bark, are a double-edged sword. They create the biggest ‘wow’ factor, but the color can also fade quickly, especially if you live in an area with plenty of sunlight and rain. Once this mulch fades in color, it loses its charm, causing you to add more.

If you’re really on a shoestring, opt for something more durable, like pine straw or wood chips, or even entertain the notion of landscaping with small gravel.

#2: Create a Rock Garden

Nothing screams “modern” and “chic” like a contained rock garden.

This will instantly upgrade your curb appeal without costing too much money or time.

#3: Add Trim

Beyond landscaping, you can also boost curb appeal by adding an extra layer of trim and molding to the windows and doors.

Trim is like adding accessories to an outfit – it can elevate a basic ensemble into something that looks far more expensive than it actually is.

#4: Add Shutters

Depending on the architectural style of your home, shutters might be precisely the missing component.

#5: Paint Your Brick

Do you own a brick home? Some homeowners have the good fortune of owning houses that are built from gorgeous bricks, such as old clay-fired red brick from the early 1900′s. But if your house is constructed from an unremarkable brick style, try spraying-on a layer of paint.

#6: Paint Your Front Door

Is your home clad in vinyl siding, rather than brick? Don’t worry. You might not be able to paint your vinyl (and replacing it is pricey), but you can still add an eye-catching layer of paint to your front door.

#7: Replace Your House Numbers

Finally, here’s a tip that will improve the look of your home exterior for $50 or less: replace your house numbers with something that’s more stylish or aesthetically pleasing.

For more quick inexpensive tips to spruce up you curb appeal Call me, Mike Cribbin at 314-954-6500 or drop me an email