Many people think about how to make the inside of their home more beautiful and reflective of their style through interior design choices, but what about the outside of your house? Your yard may need some upgrades, especially if you want to create a property that looks amazing to everyone who passes by.
Naturally, if you’re considering selling your property in the near future, curb appeal is even more important. But, you could also just want to enjoy an improved exterior space for yourself.
Whether you’re looking to appeal to potential buyers or think your home needs some exterior upgrades, there are some tips to improve the curb appeal of your house.
1. Add or update fencing
Fences are functional for many reasons, as they keep pets in, keep wildlife out, and ensure privacy. However, fences don’t just have to be useful; they can also improve the way your property looks. There are many different kinds of fences that fit the overall architectural and design style you’re going for, so adding or upgrading a fence can go a long way to improve curb appeal. Even adding some easy fixes such as wall toppers is a good route.
2. Do some re-painting.
The ability to paint the exterior of your home depends a lot on the type of siding or exterior you have. Paint isn’t always suitable for the entire exterior, and changing the siding can be costly. However, you can even upgrade the house’s look by painting the front door or the trim around the doors and windows.
3. Add more plants.
One of the easiest and relatively affordable ways to make your yard look better is to add in some more plants. There are also many routes to go with this step, depending on the type of landscaping you prefer. Here are just a few ideas:
- Add a small garden: For a more natural look, you can cultivate a vegetable or herb garden that looks nice and provides you with fresh ingredients.
- Include large potted plants: Adding a few large planters filled with small trees or shrubs is a great way to tie in your driveway or entrance.
- Insert some color: Flowers will beautify any yard, but you could also mix up the colors and textures throughout the landscaping by including plants that aren’t just green and leafy.
The above list is not comprehensive, but it does give you a few ideas on how to use plants to make your yard more appealing both to look at and enjoy.
4. Do a deep clean.
Even if you don’t have a lot of extra money in your budget to upgrade your home’s exterior or the lawn, you can make the house look better by cleaning. It’s best to rent or borrow a pressure washer if you don’t have one already and go over the home, the sidewalk, and other dirty areas.
5. Change a few outdoor fixtures.
Another simple way to make your home look newer and better from the outside is to change things like the lighting. You can add new porch lights that match the design of your house. It’s often possible to find vintage light fixtures as well. You just need to make sure you can actually install them.
A few other simple fixes in this category include adding new blinds, which look good from the inside and outside, or installing shutters.
You Can Increase Curb Appeal On Any Budget
Whether you want to completely redo the landscaping and exterior of your home or want to change a few minor details, there are ways to increase the curb appeal and even your home’s value. The ideas on this list can get you started and help you create the home of your dreams.