With all this extra time at home, you may have been hard at work making updates to the inside of your house to make it more comfortable or to add modern touches. But have you taken a good look at your curb appeal (or lack thereof) lately? This is a great time to address the front of your home, and the good news is there are a bunch of updates you can make that are easy, affordable, and can be done without professional help. Here’s where to start.
Bring in seasonal color
Let’s be honest. Some of have a green thumb, and some of us don’t. But adding a little bit of seasonal color is easy and can lift your spirits every time you look outside.
If you’re not sure you can pull off the steps needed to plant flowers in the actual yard, think potted. A planter placed near the door can add considerably to your curb appeal and only requires a small dollar commitment.
Pull the weeds
Wow, your lawn! If you’ve been in the house for a month or more, you may not have noticed what’s going on out there. Grab the fam and head outside. Heed these tips to make it easier to get those weeds out.
Depending on how bad the problem is, you may also want to consider a weed killer. Check out some good recommendations here.
Add some mulch
Your yard may look nice and tidy but adding some fresh mulch around your trees and in your flowerbeds can take it up a notch. For about $3.50 a bag and a little elbow grease, you can make your front yard look like new.
Put in landscape lights
The right outdoor lights can enhance everything else you’ve got going on. We love this Hampton Bay eight-light set from Home Depot that offers “the option of three light colors—warm white, soft white, or daylight. On any of the 3 light color settings, it consumes over 80% less energy than a typical halogen light and has a rated life of 50,000 hours. The LED system provides maintenance free operation and there are no bulbs to change.”
Even better, “The quick-install wire connector means easy do-it-yourself installation that is quick and safe.”
Repaint your door
This is an easy task you can complete yourself, and one that will give your home a surprisingly potent refresh. Choose an unconventional color like yellow or teal for a splash of fun—but be sure to check with your HOA first so you don’t get in trouble.
Repaint your house numbers
“This is more than an aesthetic issue,” said Realtor.com. “If your house is easy to find, help may arrive faster if there’s ever an emergency.”
Give your mailbox a facelift
Your mailbox probably isn’t the type of thing you pay a ton of attention to unless you’re focused on what’s inside of it. Get some inspiration for your mailbox makeover here.