Many people love older homes for their character and charm. One thing that might not be so charming, however, are their typically smaller room sizes. But that doesn't have to be the case! Even if you don't have the budget to reconfigure the floor plan of your older home, you can still make your small...
Everyone knows first impressions are important. Whether you’re selling your home or just want your home to look its best, curb appeal matters. Fortunately, increasing your home’s curb appeal can be easy and cost efficient. Here are some tips from HGTV and Better Homes and Gardens to help increase your home’s curb appeal.
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders. Whether its painting your house a bold new color or just touching up some crisp, white trim, paint makes a big difference. Nothing says that a house is not being kept up properly like chipped paint. Wanting something in between painting your whole house and just touching up trim? Try adding a pop of color to you door and shutters.
This includes your mailbox, house numbers, door lockset, lighting fixtures, etc. You can even update your gutters and downspouts! Your hardware should be in tune with the style of your home, but also not outdated. All of your hardware should also match (all bronze, for example, not mix and match).
Add Some Potted Plants
Beautiful landscaping and gardens will definitely boost your home’s curb appeal (perhaps more than anything else on this list). Want to create the feeling of a lush garden quickly and on a budget? Try adding some pretty potted plants to your front porch or entryway. Your home will still benefit from the beauty of the flowers without all of the gardening time and hassle.
Maintain Your Lawn
Last but not least, a well maintained lawn plays a huge role in a home’s curb appeal. Killing or pulling weeds, keeping your grass mowed and proper edging are really cheap ways to make sure your home looks its best.
These easy steps can boost your curb appeal and increase the beauty and value of your home. The best part is you can probably do all of them in one weekend! Definitely an investment worth making.
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