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Quick and Easy Curb Appeal

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May 3, 2016 Homes

The exterior of your home of course deserves to be as appealing as the interior. After all, it is the curb appeal of a home which ultimately motivates buyers. Did you know that there are many things you can do besides simply painting the exterior of your house for a boost in curb appeal? If you are wanting to improve the curb appeal of your home, you might want to check out these quick, easy and affordable tips.

Add Some Color

The best way to instantly upgrade the curb appeal of your home is by adding a pop of color to your landscape. You can do so by installing some shutters or painting your front door a sophisticated color such as brick red, forest green or cheery yellow. Another way you can add color to your outdoor space is with the addition of colorful garden accessories or coordinated floral selections.

Update Your Numbers

Are the numbers used to identify the street address of your home old, outdated and uninspired? If so, you should consider installing a new set of numbers. There are all kinds of plaques, plates and individual house numbers in a range of modern styles available online and a home improvement outlets. You could even look at applying a set of colorful house numbers to the exterior of your home to make them really stand out.

Replace Your Old Mailbox

Swapping out your old mailbox for a new one is also a great way to quickly improve the overall curb appeal of your home. You could also look at planting a cute flower bed around the box or having one custom-built for your home out of stone or brick in order to take your curb appeal to the next level.

Tidy Up Flower Beds and Gardens

If you have any flower beds or gardens in the front yard, you’re going to have to make sure that you keep them well kept in order to maintain the curb appeal of your home. It’s important that you are regularly removing weeds, watering your garden and feeding your flowers or plants so they grow to be robust and vibrant instead of limp and untidy.

Repave Entryways and Walkways

Outdoor paved entryways and walkways have a tendency to crack or break as they adapt to shifting that occurs underground due to the elements. This is why you should take care of any of those cracks or breaks if you are wanting to increase the curb appeal of your home.

Install New Gutters

You will be surprised at how big of a difference simply replacing your gutters can make when it comes curb appeal. If a new set of gutters isn’t in your budget at the moment, you can always remove them, clean them, give them a fresh coat of paint and then replace them for an instant update.

It’s time to make your neighbors green with envy! Go ahead and use these tips to improve the curb appeal of your home the quick, easy and affordable way.

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