Whether you’re putting your house on the market or just want to improve how the exterior of your home looks, you’re in luck. Here are a few weekend projects (both simple and affordable) that you can tackle to increase curb appeal.
Create a Welcoming Entryway
Besides your lawn, the front door to your home is one of the first things your visitors will notice before they enter. Be sure to clear away any excess debris like dust, leaves, or dead bugs from your front porch. Little things like keeping your entryway clean and void of any debris goes far, and potential sellers are sure to notice this as they walk up your steps. Aside from cleaning up your entryway, consider adding a fresh coat of paint to your door. Go for a dark red to make a bold statement or, if you want to play it safe, stick with a nice neutral.
Spruce Up Your Landscape
The best way to add extra aesthetic appeal to your home is to work with what you already have. According to House Method, keep your lawn well manicured by removing any dead branches, fallen leaves, and pesky weeds. Try adding some extra fertilizer to your lawn to make it more lush, give your shrubbery a quick trim, and add some extra color to your landscape with some low-maintenance plants and flowers. You could also add a small vegetable garden to increase buyer appeal.
Create a Gathering Area
Between enjoying the fresh spring air, the barbecues that come with summer, or the bonfires during the brisk fall weather, having an outdoor sitting space is a must. You can create a warm and inviting area by adding a few lawn chairs around a fire pit or investing in a full patio set. Even if you don’t have a cement slab for a designated patio area, you can easily spread some mulch or gravel in your backyard to help maintain a nice separation between the yard and your home.
Pressure Wash the Outside of Your House
This is one of the most noticeable ways to improve the exterior of your home. Before you start pressure washing, make sure there aren’t any cracks or holes in your home. If there are, patch them up as soon as possible—the pressure from the washer could damage your house and cause water to seep into the cracks. After pressure washing your house, consider washing your driveway and sidewalks to keep them looking brand new.
Add Accent Pieces
If you already have some solid curb appeal but want to change things up a little, consider browsing your local hardware store for a simple accent piece. This can be anything from a new light fixture for your front porch, a simple table and chairs for your back patio, or even a seasonal piece, like a wreath, to make the front of your home appear a little more festive.
Hide Your Outdoor AC Unit
This is one of the easiest weekend projects you can tackle to increase curb appeal. Cover up your outdoor AC unit with greenery or consider building a small fence around it. Paint the fence to match the color scheme of your house.
About the Author
Kaytie Pascale is a writer from Durham, NC. When she isn’t writing about home improvement or staying healthy, she enjoys spending time with her family and going on weekend trips.