How to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

If you’re thinking about selling or renting your home, or if you’re just having a house party next week, you don’t want your first impressions to be bad.  That is why adding some curb appeal to your house is a great do-it-yourself project for any budget.  If you only have a few dollars, or want to revamp the entire front of your house, there is a project for you.

The Entry Way

The first thing to look at is your front door.  If you have an older painted door, you may consider stripping and repainting it with a bold color to make it stand out.  If you have a wood door, you may want to re-stain it to make it shine once again.

You also don’t want to forget the trim around the doorway, and any ornamental objects that may frame it in.  Replacing trim or repainting it with an offsetting color can add character immediately.  And replacing old porch lights around the door with new fixtures can add spice.

Walkways

Next, you may want to consider updating the walkway from the street or driveway to the house.  If you already have a concrete or other pathway, you may want to consider washing it and refinishing it.  This can make it look better, and help it last.

If you’re looking for something different, you could always use Hitachi Mini Excavators to dig out the old concrete slabs, and then put down pavers or other stones.  This can add a much classier look, and most paver systems can be laid by you in a weekend.

Plants and More!

Nothing shouts a great first impression like great plants and flowers. Great gardens can really make a house stand out. Make sure that your plants are all alive and looking good.  Also, make sure that they have been pruned or trimmed recently to give a consistent look.  When in doubt, trays of flowers always make a good first impression if done correctly.  They can add color and quickly fill planters and pots.