Have you looked at the front of your home recently and thought that you would really like to do something to improve, or change, your home’s curb appeal? Many homeowners have this idea, but may be limited by an excess amount of money in their budget for home improvements.
If you are interested in ideas on how you can brighten up the exterior appearance of your home, without depleting your bank account, then take a moment to glance at the list below. Perhaps one of these ideas is exactly what you are looking for, or one idea may inspire you to create something on your own.
Either way, it is a win-win for you as you arrive at your home, once you have put some thought (and just a little bit of money) into your home’s curb appeal.
#1: Paint your front door, shutters, or window trim. Painting is one of the least expensive activities that you can do to really update your home’s appearance. New paint also looks very clean and crisp; therefore, the exterior of your home will look inviting to all who arrive or pass by your home.
#2: Replace locks, handles, or kick plates on your front door. New hardware can alter the look of a front door dramatically. There are many options available, so you can choose wisely between color, style, and design.
#3: Purchase a new doormat. Doormats are often overlooked until they are completely falling apart. Find one with some fun color or an interesting design that will become a showpiece for family and friends to see.
#4: Trim shrubs and bushes. Trimmed shrubs and bushes make the exterior of your home look crisp and tidy. It is also beneficial for the healthiness of the plant.
#5: Replace mulch or pine needles around your home or in the flowerbeds. New mulch brightens up your garden beds unlike anything else. It can really make these interesting areas on your property pop with color and add great contrast against your lush, green lawn.
#6: Paint clay pots for your entranceway and add colorful plants. This is a very easy project, and it is also a lot of fun! Clay pots and a wide variety of paint colors are available at your local craft store.
#7: Clean/wash your windows and the exterior of your home. Pressure washing the exterior of your home is a quick and easy way to transform your home from not-so-clean looking to almost-brand-new in appearance. The same is true for washing your windows.
#8: Add plants to your yard. Add some new, thriving, interesting plants to your garden beds or to pots around your home. Consider plants that will do well for your local environment.
#9: Clean up your yard. If it has been awhile since you edged your lawn or blew off your driveway/walkway, then now is a good time. It is amazing how quickly these practices improve the appearance of your property.
#10: Enhance your driveway. Inspect your driveway for cracks in the concrete, and repair them, as needed. Concrete sealer may be purchased at a home supply store.
Maintaining your lawn with regular lawn treatments and care is also very important when it comes to your home’s curb appeal. Contact us at Mighty Green Lawn Care for a free estimate on all of our lawn care services!