9 Easy Ways To Improve Curb Appeal On A Budget

Article written by Khari Pressley and reprinted with permission from Cardinal Financial

Fix your deck...

Fixing the decking on your outdoor spaces makes them sturdier, safer, and more inviting for outdoor entertaining in the warmer months. A simple clean and restain can bring your deck back to life.

Paint the front door...

Painting your home is a cheap way to add some brightness and revive the look of your house. You should pick a bold color that will pop and make your home stand out from the street, but make sure it matches the overall color pallette of your house.

Upgrade your mailbox...

Adding a new mailbox is a super simple way to increase your home’s curb appeal without breaking the bank. You can find a new mailbox starting at around $20, and they only take about an hour or two to install. Just be sure to follow your city’s regulations regarding mailboxes and you should be good to go.

Plant a tree...

One of the most common ways to increase your home’s curb appeal is to plant a tree. Before you get to planting, it’s important to know how big the tree will eventually get and how it will affect your house and the space around it. If your yard has enough space, try planting two trees to add a nice frame to your house.

Manicure your lawn...

A green, lush, and beautiful lawn can go a long way in adding curb appeal to your home. Keep your yard cut, edged, and weed-free so your house looks clean and well kept all year long. Not sure about the best way to take care of your yard? Check out these helpful lawn mowing tips from This Old House.

Add a porch swing...

Nothing says “charming, peaceful home” like a porch swing; however, they are on the more expensive side of things. If you want to give off that same laid-back, country vibe, a wicker chair or wooden rocker should do the trick just fine.

Pressure wash your house...

A pressure wash is an excellent way to give the exterior of your home an extra boost and bring back some of the color that father time and mother nature have started to conceal. You’ll be amazed at how much a simple pressure wash can revitalize the look of your home. Save the task for a hot summer day and your home won’t be the only thing that gets refreshed.

Plant edible landscaping...

What’s better than new plants? How about new plants you can eat? Edible landscaping like blueberry bushes or a vegetable garden can literally add regional flavor to your yard and home while also increasing your curb appeal. You can even encourage neighbors and passersby to pick a few for themselves.

Decorate with planters...

Planters are a classic way to add needed color and substance to a space. Group them on your front steps or scatter them across a patio. Plant evergreen fillers and add annuals that will bloom at various points throughout the year. Whatever you decide, planters are a foolproof way to add curb appeal to your home for a low price.