Improving your home’s curb appeal can be surprisingly affordable while also making a big impact on your home’s appearance. This makes sense if your property is on the market, but is also great if your home just needs to be freshened up. Here are 7 ways to improve curb appeal.

1. Spruce Up Your Entryway

One of the easiest ways to immediately improve curb appeal is by giving your front door a new coat of paint. Choose a color that enhances and accentuates the rest of the property’s exterior. If you have an older wooden door, replace it with a steel door for better insulation and security.

Another good option is to replace tired-looking old house numbers with new ones. Consider adding a new doormat and nice new lighting fixtures to improve the curb appeal of your home.

2. Maintain the Lawn to Improve Curb Appeal

A well-cared-for lawn is something else that will improve curb appeal. Make sure to mow the grass regularly, pull weeds, and remove leaves and debris as needed. A fresh layer of mulch in your flower beds will give your landscape an instant facelift.

3. Improve Curb Appeal by Adding Window Boxes

If you are looking for a creative way to add more charm and improve curb appeal, look at installing window boxes. For a cottage-style home, choose painted wood. For a more traditional appearance, opt for window boxes made from iron or copper. Depending on the amount of natural light you have, you can experiment with different types of flowers and other plants.

4. Use Symmetry

Not only are symmetrical patterns pleasing to the eye, but they also create focal points and give your home a well-put-together look. One way of doing that is by using identical lantern-style light fixtures on both sides of the door. Just make sure they coordinate well with the rest of the door hardware. Experiment with placing matching plants or wall lanterns on both sides of your entryway and the garage door.

5. A New Mailbox Will Improve Curb Appeal

Replacing your old mailbox with something more contemporary is an affordable and quick way to improve your home’s visual appeal. Choose something that suits your personality and complements the rest of your home’s appearance.

Paint the wooden post the same color as your home’s exterior and surround the mailbox with a beautiful flower bed to immediately create a more welcoming and appealing ambiance.

6. Upgrade the Garage Door

While replacing your garage door is an expensive way to improve curb appeal, it’s easy to get the look of a new door for much less money. If your garage door is in good shape, simply stain the existing door a different color. Begin by properly cleaning it with a pressure washer before applying the stain.

7. Replace Old Downspouts and Gutters

If your home’s gutter system dates back to when it was originally built, chances are good that it has quite a few rust spots and has seen better days. Old, damaged gutters make a home look badly neglected. Replacing the old gutters with brand new snap-fit vinyl models is affordable and will instantly give your home a well-kept appearance.

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