It can be difficult to know which improvements you should make to your property first. You probably have a list and would love to do all of them at the same time.
Unfortunately, improving your home costs time and money; something that most people do not have in abundance. The reality is that life is hectic and frequently expensive.
However, it is possible to dramatically improve the curb appeal of your home with these low cost projects:
- Look At Your Stairs
If you have steps outside your home then you may notice that they are starting to look tired. Many exterior steps are made from concrete; it’s not necessarily a cheap or quick job to replace them.
But, you can paint the stairs to improve their look and profile. You can also visit Active Metal to get some great ideas regarding the balustrades on your stairs. You’ll be impressed at the difference such a small change can make!
Transform your house in a matter of hours simply by giving it a fresh coat of paint. You can choose virtually any color although you may need to consider what color the other houses are in your neighborhood. There may also be planning constraints to consider.
However once you’ve figured this out you simply need to pressure wash your home and give it a new coat of paint; it will look like a brand new home.
- Check Doors & Windows
To complement your new coat of paint you need to look at your doors and windows. In good condition these will help to complete the look of your home and maximize curb appeal.
If your windows and doors are not old and still in good condition then a really good clean is all that is necessary. If they are starting to show their age then you’ll need to replace them. They are plenty of budget window firms which can help with this.
- Tidy The Lawn
From a curb appeal perspective the most important part of your outside space is actually the front yard. You’ll need to make sure the grass is cut, weeds are removed and the flower beds look tidy.
This is time consuming but not costly.
It is also a good idea to look at your driveway and repair any damaged pieces; you may even wish to consider recovering it. This is not as difficult or as costly as it sounds.
You can even make it a good opportunity to alter the surface; such as putting gravel on top of concrete.
- Light It Up!
You want your house to look good at all times of the day and night. This means you need to invest in a few lights.
Your lighting should be arranged to illuminate the sides and front of your house, especially the entrance way.
Ideally you should use a sensor to ensure the lights come on as you walk or drive up to your home.
You can also have lights for your outside seating area which will allow you to enjoy your efforts for much longer than without the lights.