5 ways you can improve your home’s curb appeal in a weekend

June 16, 2020

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‘Tis the season for all the home projects, and it can feel so overwhelming as a homeowner to take on a seemingly never-ending “to-do” list! We’re listing a few ways you can easily give your home a facelift right now without spending a ton of time and money, or having to hire professionals.

Refresh your landscaping

Your yard and landscaping are one of the first things people notice when they see your house (other than maybe the house itself). We did a whole post last week on simple ways to improve your home’s landscaping, go check it out and implement some of the tips in your own yard!

Makeover your front door

A beautiful front door can change the entire exterior appearance of your home. Consider painting your door with a pop of bright color or even just black to contrast with a light house exterior. You can upgrade to an entirely new door if you’re ready for a major change – there are some real showstoppers out there – or you can also consider updating the hardware on your door for a simple way to update an older design.

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Photo: Addison’s Wonderland

Deep clean

When was the last time you really cleaned the outside of your home? Check your gutters, windows, and siding, and give them all a good deep cleaning to really make your home shine. Use a power washer on siding, patios and driveways, and you’ll be amazed at how much dirt was building up! Plus, power washing is super satisfying, too.

Dress up your porch

If your porch or entryway is bare, consider adding some simple outdoor decor. An eye-catching welcome mat, wreath on the door, new house numbers and potted plants are all great, easy ways to add interest to the entryway of your home without spending too much time or money. Add string lights and comfy furniture for a cozy vibe that’s perfect for summer lounging, as well.

32 Backyard Lighting Ideas - How to Hang Outdoor String Lights
Photo: Country Living

Add shutters or accent trim

New shutters and trim can drastically change the appearance of your home. This one is a slightly bigger project, but the end result is beautiful and does so much for your curb appeal. You can even do a more drastic makeover, like these wood planks at the #mplsmodern!

Bonus: Check the details

Little things go a long way. Add window boxes with flowers, update your mailbox if it’s old or an eyesore, update old light fixtures and fix chips in the paint quickly. Spending just a few hours making small updates and doing quick fixes can make a huge difference in your home’s curb appeal, and save you from a major overhaul of your home all at once.

Flower box tips
Photo: The LilyPad Cottage

Whether you’re looking to improve curb appeal in order to sell your home, or you just want to keep things looking nice, staying on top of your home’s exterior is always a good idea. We want to hear about your top ways to spruce up the outside of your home, so please share them below, and over on Instagram @AlmaHomes, too!

Photography: Melissa Oholendt, Laura Rae Photography, Spacecrafting Photography, Sarah Olfelt Photo, Alma Homes

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  1. My mother would like to have her home’s curb appeal improved by having its trees trimmed. Thank you for sharing here as well the importance of having its exterior cleaned and repainted. Aside from this, you are also right that she must opt for a bold hue.

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