Creating colorful curb appeal on a budget!
Exterior home ideas can be affordable and easy to do! You can make some easy low-cost improvements that will make a world of difference! Sometimes it is all about taking a step back and giving your home an honest evaluation.
Maybe you just need some door wreaths, or repaint your shutters. Whether you are looking for front yard curb appeal because you are trying to sell your home, or just need some updating, a few easy and simple ideas can really transform your home!
Walk out to the curb and stand there and pretend you have never seen your home before. What kind of impression does your home give you? What things do you like, and what things do you not like? Make a list of the things that need improving.
Take another look at your home in the evening. If you are selling your home remember many people drive by homes for sale after work. Is your home dark and unwelcoming? Make sure you have it lit up in the evening.
Most of the time when I help clients with their curb appeal ideas, the first thing we need to do is clean up! Overgrown shrubbery, hoses laying out, empty plastic pots, and cobwebs are not attractive! Is your sidewalk brown with mold? If you don’t have a pressure washer, you can rent one from any home improvement store. Pressure washing makes everything look brand new.
Front Porch Decorating Ideas
Keep things simple and neat when choosing your front porch decor. Even though you may be decorating small spaces, a fewer larger items look much better than many little items.
Exterior Home Ideas – Window Boxes
Window boxes add such character to a house, especially if your home is country cottage style. You can also have large window boxes on your porch like the one pictured above.
I wish I could say this is my house, and these gorgeous flowers were planted and grown by me. This is a photo I took of a home in Franklin, TN.
The stone walkway is stunning, along with the black urns filled with boxwood and more beautiful flowers.
Everyone can dream right?
Take a look at your outdoor lights on your porch or garage. Are they old and outdated? Consider dusk to dawn lighting with a motion sensor. What is great about this type of lighting is that it stays on dim until there is movement, then once the lights sense movement, they turn brighter. You never have to remember to turn your lights on in the evening.
One of the Easiest Exterior Home Ideas is to Add Decorative Garage Door Hardware