Whether you’re looking to improve curb appeal to sell your house or just to increase its value, there are a number of things you can do to make a big change with relatively low effort.
While some items on this list are simply DIY projects, others will require the help of a professional and will require some savings or potentially a loan.
Keep in mind that in most cases, making these big changes adds enough value to your property to make it worth your while.
Paint Your Front Door a Bright Color
This is one of the easiest and most effective ways to make a big change to the look of your house. A new coat of paint can completely transform the appearance of your home, and it’s a project that most people can do on their own in just a few hours.
Choose a color that contrasts with the rest of your house, or go for a bold pattern to really make a statement. Keep in mind that trends move quickly when it comes to home design, and it’s probably best to avoid a color that is too trendy to avoid having to make frequent changes.
Replace All Your Light Bulbs With LED Lights
This is another simple project that can have a big impact on your home’s appearance. Replacing all of your outdoor light bulbs with LEDs will result in brighter, whiter light and can save you a ton of money on your power bill.
If you don’t have any exterior lights, consider investing in up-lighting or some pathway lights to improve the nighttime curb appeal of your home.
Install a New Mailbox
If your mailbox is looking dated or doesn’t quite match the style of your house, it’s a quick and easy fix to replace it with something that does.
There are a number of different styles and materials to choose from, so you can find one that will perfectly match your home’s exterior.
Some mailboxes can be purchased online but could require quite a bit of installation effort depending on their location. You’ll also need to get your mailbox approved by your city’s postal service if you live within the United States.
Add an Outdoor Rug
Adding a colorful outdoor rug to your porch or patio can really brighten up the space and make it more inviting. Not only does this add some personality, but it also creates a comfortable area for relaxing or entertaining guests.
Outdoor rugs can often be cleaned by simply spraying them off with a hose, however, keep in mind that they should dry properly before you lay them back down to avoid mildew growth beneath the mat.
Replace Your Roof
Roofing is a major project that will require the help of a professional, but it’s one that can add a lot of value to your home.
A new roof can make your home look much newer and more attractive from the street, and it can also improve energy efficiency and protect your home from weather damage.
Depending on the issues with your roof, you may not require complete replacement. In some cases, you could have some shingles replaced, or repaired.
Power-wash or Replace Siding
A power-wash or siding replacement is another project that requires the help of a professional. This will completely transform your home’s exterior, but it can also be costly depending on what type of material you choose to replace your current one with.
If your siding is still in good shape, consider power washing and painting the siding for a fresh new look.
If your siding is cracked or broken in places, you may want to consider replacing it completely to adequately insulate your home and improve curb appeal.
This project is best left to the professionals but also has a high potential to increase the property value of a home.
There are many things that you can do to improve the look of your home’s exterior. While some items on this list require a bit more effort, they all have the potential to add value and increase curb appeal.
When it comes time for selling, these small improvements can make a big difference in how quickly your house sells at top dollar.
These are just five of the many ways that you can improve your home’s curb appeal. If you’re looking for more ideas, be sure to check out our other blog posts on the subject.
And, as always, if you have any questions or need help with a project, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.