If you’re selling your house, you know the value of curb appeal. Learn 3 Creative Ways To Boost Curb Appeal.
3 Creative Ways To Boost
The average weekend warrior can find lots of creative ways to give their house more curb appeal without spending a lot of money. Some great ways to achieve curb appeal include landscaping and making your front door stand out. Your mailbox can also help to give your house lots of attention for all the right reasons.
Make your entrance speak
Give your door a voice that shouts “look at me.” Natural wood doors are generally attractive. If you want to step up your door appeal, give the door a bright color that complements the rest of the house. The door knobs also play a role in how attractive the door looks from outside. Replace your ordinary door knobs with attractive ones in a metallic color. If you have nice locks, you can spray paint them to liven things up and make them look like new again.
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Create a nice symmetry by placing plants at either side of your door. Make sure the plants are similar in look and size. Wreaths and other hanging decorations on the door can also add to the flair. Make your front door show some of your personal touches by adding a feature that shows your taste. This may be outdoor lighting fixtures on the walls by the door.
Liven up your front yard
You do not always need a lot of space to put plants in your front yard. Colorful flowers can instantly make your yard more attractive. If you do not have space for a garden, make use of containers to plant and display greenery. Whether you are good with plants or not, you can find plants that you can take care of without too much fuss. When it comes to landscaping, you do not have to do it alone. There is help at your gardening store to help you find the right type of plants and advice on how to care for them.
Replace your hardware
Jazzing up the front yard can easily be done in a day if you change your door number, the number on your mailbox, and your outdoor light fixtures. If you have a gate, painting it can give it new life. Make sure to keep the design of your house in mind when making changes to these elements. For the best aesthetic appeal use silver and brushed nickel for more modern designs. Bronze generally goes well with older, more traditional style houses.
Personalizing your mailbox can turn this simple item into a conversation piece. You can change the house number on your mailbox to bold or metallic colors. Place your house number on a pumpkin positioned on or by your mailbox for Halloween. You can even buy mailbox covers and wraps to make your mailbox stand out from the rest. Some wraps are festive and are great for holidays such as Christmas. You can even make your own decorative mailbox design in just one weekend by following these tips.
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You don’t need to be selling your house to implement small changes for curb appeal. Making your home attractive not only increases its value, but also make you feel good.
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