7 Upgrades to Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal

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As the winter blows over and makes space for warmer weather, it’s time to bring your attention back to your hibernating home exterior. What your home needs after all that cold weather, is some quick upgrades, to revive your property and increase your curb appeal. With these home run makeover ideas, refreshing your house for spring will be a breeze.

Revive Your Front Door

Your front door is like your home’s smile: If it’s bright and inviting, it’s much more likely to impress. Give your front door a refreshing paint job, so that it looks crisp and new, and even update the hardware, to create some variety and revive your style. 

Add Interest with Wood

Whether it’s a fence, shutters, trim, or even a sweet porch-top pergola, like this, wooden details are a great way to add some character and detail to your home. Be careful not to overload your exterior with additions, but some eye-catching adjustments might be just the thing to make your house stand out. 

Bring out Furniture

Make your home look comfortable and happily inhabited, by bringing some colorful outdoor furniture onto your porch or patio. You can even set up a mini vignette, by bringing out a small table or stool and including seasonal details or adding some durable art. 

Makeover Your Mailbox

This easy project is a quick way to update the look of your home exterior. Turn an old, drooping mailbox into a sparkling piece of art, by adding a fresh coat of paint or some interesting detail, or by adjusting some withered beams. Add some spring color, with a small flower bed at the base of your mailbox. 

Update Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting is not only a convenient feature, but one that adds a lot of curb cred to your home. Installing lighting makes your outdoor space functional throughout the daytime and evening, adds security to your property, and constantly showcases your beautiful home exterior. If your current lights aren’t having the desired effect, try giving them a color or style makeover. 

Add Plants and Flowers

Nothing will add that pop of pretty to your property quite like a well-kept bed of flowers or a vibrant container garden. Bring large potted plants onto your porch, grow colorful buds in window boxes — anything that brings in bright, natural colors is a shoo-in to increase your home’s aesthetic value.

Build Unique Features

Remember, you can have your home look pretty and put together without having it look like every other home on your block. Add curb appeal with distinguishing updates, like a DIY stone outdoor stone fireplace, or a mosaic retaining wall. Features that are unique and beautiful will make your home memorable to visitors.


Taken from: Coldwell Banker's Blog http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/7-major-league-upgrades-increase-curb-appeal/ Written by: Lindsay Listanski