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Simple Curb Appeal Ideas For Your Homes Exterior

So you want to update your homes exterior. Don’t have the budget for a full makeover ? Here are some easy and affordable ideas to boost your homes curb appeal.

Start by :

  • Hiding the unsightly things around your house, like the hose. Hanging it up is a simple and easy way to make it more accessible and attractive.

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  • Fixed features like the air conditioner don’t have to stick out like a sore thumb. Hide them by building a basic screen with a few pieces of lumber. Its easy to tailor the height, width and the look. For an even faster fix use pre-made panels to create a screen that you can easily set in place. If you ever change your mind this project is removable, that makes it great for renters.

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Now lets move on to the front of the house.

  • Showcase your house with shudders. There surprisingly easy and affordable to build. These are just basic boards joined together and hung on the house. Weather you build them from scratch or buy them pre-made shudders provide a real finished feel with styles to complement any home.

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Want another way to wake up your windows ?

  • Add some extra trim to really complete their look. Trim out a pair or more to provide more presence.

  • Trim isn’t just for windows either. You can also add some trim to your door. Bulk it up or add embellishment’s to really make it pop.

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Next is a surprisingly dramatic improvement

  • Stone Veneer, its easily added to columns, posts, foundations or stairs. Stone veneer isn’t just for the pros anymore. Specially designed pieces are easy to mount with screws or adhesive, bringing the high end stone look to any DIY person.

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  • Almost any home looks more welcoming with window boxes filled with flowers. You can keep them simple or make them more decorative, and you can build your own or buy them pre-made.

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While doing your improving don’t forget to give a little love to your garage.

  • Think of your basic door as a blank canvas. Try painting a pattern, adding some hardware or using a kit to create the look of pared windows. These are all easy ideas that are much less expensive than buying a whole new door.

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Any of these ideas is going to make a big difference when it comes to improving your homes exterior. So try one, or try them all, and take your home from a basic before, to a awesome after.

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