Quick Fixes to Boost Curb Appeal

Just a few touch-ups and a few new decor items can make the exterior of your home go from boring and plain to charming and inviting. Most of these can be added to your home for almost any price, which is perfect for people decorating on a budget. Make the outside of your house the envy of all your neighbors with this quick fixes:


Mailbox: A new mailbox can give your house character, and might differentiate you from your neighbors. It shows that you have your own unique taste, and you can match it to the color of your trim and front door to tie everything together.


House Numbers: Buying some large modern house numbers for the exterior of your home will once again show off your unique style. Adding an accent color with these numbers can make for a fashionable statement. Bold fonts will make your house stick out among the rest, and probably help the mailman find you easier too!


Doormat: This may seem too easy to be true, but the right doormat can bring life and a pretty pop of color to your porch. Visitors will love any cute sayings or pictures on it, and it will help keep the floor in your house cleaner.


Porch Sitting Area: Whether you put a bench, rocking chair, or just some foldable chairs with a card table out, having an area to sit with your family or guests on the porch will make everyone want to come over. On warm summer nights these areas provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of your neighborhood.


Landscaping: This can become a pricey fix, but it will without a doubt make the front of your home look appealing and give you the chance to show off your green thumb. Because we live in Michigan, it may be in your best interest to put in some plants that will live year-round through the snow so you don’t have to replace them. If gardening isn’t your thing, you can lay down a landscape fabric, throw some mulch or rocks on it in a neat pattern, and call it a day!


Front Entry Lighting: Illuminate the front of your home and show off all of the curb appeal you’ve added! Whether you hang garage lights or line up some walkway lights to your front door, you will not only be adding style, but also safety, to the exterior of your home. These make any front door look more cozy and homey.