Curb Appeal Quickies.

Sometimes the quick and easy curb appeal projects are best. If you’re looking for some budget-friendly projects that you can fit in between the sports schedules, work and time on the boat, here are some ideas.

house numbersAdd new house numbers. Local hardware stores and online stores offer a great variety of modern fonts and cool number designs to give your house numbers a trendy look. Accent a front pillar, wooden fence, overhang or mailbox post with new numbers.

Make the porch a focal point. Local garden stores, the farmers markets and roadside gardeners have a beautiful array of colorful plants. If you have a covered front porch or landing, create an instant pop of color with various container plants and a spot to relax with outdoor furniture for a conversation area.

Emphasize the front door. Add an accent color or a colorful wreath to your front door to personalize your entryway. Choose a color that compliments your brick or siding. Go to Pinterest for inspiration! Search “front door” and you’ll see what I mean.

Plant green and floral life. Landscaping gives such boost to your home by using plant material to surround walkways or line the exterior features your home. Clump flowers in groupings and keep the higher plants to the back and layer in with smaller plants in the front. Perennials are a cost-effective plant to use because they come back each year.

Add some light. Landscape lighting provides such a beautiful effect to your home, giving highlight to pathways, trees and flags during evening hours. Solar lights are an affordable solution for this as well.

Freshen up the paint. Stand back for a street view of your home and take a look at your shutters, exterior trim and front door. If your exterior finishes need some TLC, repaint them and give your home an instant makeover.

Treat your lawn. Apply a fertilizer to nourish your yard or considering hiring an expert to diagnose any problems with grubs and weeds. If the rain starts to fade, be sure to water your lawn to keep it green and lush.

Repair your driveway. Winter’s constant freezing and thawing took a toll on driveways and sidewalks. Take time to patch and seal any holes or cracks.

Wash the exterior. Clean out gutters and pick up fallen debris from around the home. Power wash your siding, wood decks and concrete sidewalks to freshen up your home.

Enjoy this beautiful weather and take some time to give your home curb appeal with these easy, inexpensive tips!


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