Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Everyone loves to decorate their home, and some of you may have put a lot of time, money, and effort into your interior decor. But the first thing a person sees of your home is the exterior. If you want to make an impression on both visitors and passers-by, try these easy ways to boost your home’s curb appeal.

Front Door Facelift

A front door that is neglected and in need of repair will detract from the overall look of your home. If you want your home to portray the best image possible, give your front door a facelift.

You don’t need to replace the door if it is still functioning. But make sure that there are no issues that can affect your security. Also, repair any broken hardware and lubricate or treat creaky, rusty hinges. And once your door is in good working order, update it with a new color and style.

A fresh coat of paint, new hardware like attractive house numbers, and an ornate doorknob, or knocker, will make it look like new again. Pop into your local hardware store or DIY supplies depot for a chat with one of their experts.

Remember that if your front door faces the elements, you will need paint and hardware that offers weather resistance.

Mailbox Makeover

Everyone needs a mailbox. So put as much thought and care into choosing one as you do with the rest of your home’s fixtures.

The easiest way to give curbsides a fresh new look is with custom mailboxes. They can be personalized with side plaques, front plaques, and toppers. And of course, you can choose from a variety of materials and finishes.

A custom mailbox, when constructed by professionals from the best quality materials, will last for many years and keep looking good.

Wonderful Windowboxes

Give your home an attractive new look with some wonderful window boxes. They are surprisingly easy to construct and install. And many garden supply depots have windowbox kits that you can purchase.

Paint them to match your exterior walls, placing the focus on the pretty, colorful flowers you’ve planted in them. Or choose a contrasting color for the boxes and fill them with aromatic herbs.

Don’t let a lack of garden space deter you from exercising your green thumbs. If your property does not allow for a front garden, this is the easiest way to enjoy a bit of gardening without the hassle.

Outdoor Ornaments

A few strategically positioned outdoor ornaments or a water feature will create a beautiful and engaging entryway to your home.

Whether you have a paved front yard or lawn, this will add depth, interest, and style. And you will create a more cohesive look by tying in your outdoor ornaments with a particular theme. Your personality shines through in your choice of interior decor, and your home’s exterior should be no different.

But don’t stop there. A unique mailbox that mimics your front door or ties in with your garden statues will complete the look.

Light Up The Landscape

Do you live on a dimly lit street, or in a rural area that is very dark at night?

Install some outdoor solar-powered lights that switch on automatically at dusk. This serves both an aesthetic and a practical purpose. Visitors and delivery men will be able to locate your property more easily thanks o the increased visibility.

But there is another even more important reason why you should consider outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting will not only enhance the landscape at night, but it will also add an extra level of protection to your home. Lights equipped with motion sensors are the best choice for this purpose.

Pretty Up Your Post

Are your front gate and mail post looking a bit worse for wear? Being out in the winter weather can take its toll on your fence, gate, and mailbox post.

Update the look of your home instantly with a freshly painted fence and front gate. There are so many paint colors to choose from, you will find one that coordinates beautifully with your home’s exterior.

But if you prefer the look of unpainted wood, seal it to protect against harsh weather conditions and the sun’s UV rays.

And do not underestimate what a fresh, new mailbox post will do for your curbside appeal. It’s an easy and fun project that will make an instant impact. And it can be made to match its surroundings for a high-end look.

Luke Hernandez

With a Bachelor’s in Architecture from UCLA, Luke Hernandez has been transforming spaces and providing home improvement advice for over 17 years. He also ran his remodeling firm and contributed to various home improvement magazines. He became a part of various websites in 2016, offering practical, hands-on advice for DIY enthusiasts and homeowners. He is passionate about sustainable building practices and is a weekend rock climber. His previous experience includes managing large-scale construction projects. He also enjoys woodworking and volunteering in community rebuilding projects.

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