Curb appeal is trade lingo for, does your home look good from the road? A home with good curb appeal will make a great first impression and make it easier to sell. I see a lot of home owners focusing on improvements inside the home and then only giving the porch a sweep and the lawn a mow. It is just as important to entice your buyers to look inside your home and that is the point of good curb appeal. Now, I wouldn’t advise you to spend a bucket load of money or time on updating your exterior. Instead, here are 7 budget ways to add curb appeal in one weekend.

Paint the Front Door

A brightly coloured door is a great way to draw attention to your house and make it feel modern and inviting. Make a statement by giving your front door a blast of colour or by installing a custom wood door, but make sure to match it to the rest of the colours on your house.

While the paint brush is out, give the gutters a quick paint as well. Chipped or peeling paint on your homes exterior, doesn’t paint a good picture for the inside (pardon the pun).

Not sure what paint to use? Dulux Weathershield is the only paint you need for all your exterior painting needs.

Pressure wash everything!

This doesn’t need much explanation other than everything is a lot dirtier than you think it looks! A quick hose down and your driveway and roof will be transformed!

Give dimension to your porch using layers of plants in pots

Add some colour to your curb appeal using potted plants and blooms. A staggered, asymmetrical arrangement works best to create a dynamic setting. If you’re strapped for space, a vertical garden is your answer.

Treat your home to a new Mailbox and House Numbers

New and sparkling fittings add instant curb appeal. Replacing your letterbox and house numbers will work a treat. Try to match your new house numbers with the finish that is on your exterior light fixtures for a more cohesive look.

Plant a Tree

Planting a tree is one of the most common ways to add curb appeal to your house. It can give the yard balance, or hide blemishes from your homes exterior. While you’re in the garden, try sprucing up your yard as well. Mow the lawn, trim bushes and sweep the steps. These are the little things that will hugely boost your curb appeal and won’t cost a thing.

Replace Exterior Lighting

When buying new exterior light fixtures, consider both the style of your home and the function of the lights. You want them to be able to adequately illuminate your entryway and make it safer. Look for fixtures that have the same mounting system as the current ones that you have to save yourself some time.

Install garden lighting

Solar garden lighting will make a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal with the added bonus of providing safety and security.


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