When was the last time you took a good look at your home from the outside? You’re probably oblivious to certain details. With fall approaching, why not give yourself the task of sprucing up your home’s exterior. Try these easy curb appeal ideas.
Change the décor.
Whatever you’ve had sitting by your front door, on the porch, or along the walkway—move or remove it. Change the plants in your containers, or replace the containers for a completely different look. Stash the old décor in the garage so you can bring it back in the future or donate it.
Paint the front door.
There’s nothing like a coat of paint to change the look. If you’re happy with the color, just give it a fresh coat. Or try something completely different.
And while you’re at it, change the hardware! Treat yourself to a keyless entry, so you don’t have to worry about hiding a spare key any more.
If you’re feeling ambitious after painting the door, consider tackling the trim.
Replace the mailbox.
How old is your mailbox? Whether it’s mounted on the wall or perched by the curb, give it a makeover. Paint it, change the post or replace it altogether.
Update the lighting.
Exterior lights are available in such a wide variety of styles. Consider a fixture refresh. If you don’t already have lights along your front walk, foundation or garden, install solar lights to add an effortless, soft glow at night.
Clean out the clutter.
Is your porch cluttered with muddy boots, pots with dead plants, and other unsightly stuff? Is there a tired wreath on your door? Can you even read “Welcome” on your welcome mat? Get rid of the tired, the old, and the wilted.
You’d be amazed at what your driveway, porch, and walkway look like under that layer of dirt and dust.
Freshen up the mulch.
Part of putting your gardens to bed for the winter is applying a nutrient-rich topsoil and a fresh layer of mulch. The color of fresh mulch will also boost your home’s curb appeal.
Replace the house numbers.
Don’t just clean the numbers. Give them a new look. Change the placement, the style, the color, or all of the above. Websites like Etsy have thousands of beautifully crafted house numbers, so you’re sure to find something that better reflects your personal style.