Whether you want to give your home’s exterior a minor face lift or want to prepare your home to sell on the market, there are a variety of things you can do to increase curb appeal. You don’t need to spend hours upon hours. Nor do you need to invest a ton of money to get the desired look you want. Here are just a few weekend projects you could do to increase curb appeal.
Weekend Projects that Could Increase Curb Appeal
Paint your front door
This is probably one of the easiest and most affordable tasks you could take on in a single weekend. If the paint is chipping away on your front door or you just want to spice things up with a different color, consider giving your door a fresh coat of paint. Neutrals work well. Especially if you’re trying to sell your house. Bold colors like red or deep blue will give the exterior of your house some character.
Keep up with lawn maintenance
The lawn is one of the first things potential buyers see when they pull up to a house, so an unkempt lawn could turn potential buyers off. To prevent this from happening, make sure you mow your lawn and keep it looking sharp. Additionally, pull any weeds, trim overgrown shrubs, and remove any dead leaves, branches, and twigs from your front (and back) yard.
Plant a flower or vegetable garden
For another pop of color, plant a small flower or vegetable garden on your property. If you don’t have much of a green thumb or are new to gardening, consider planting the following flowers and vegetables:
Swap outdoor numbers
Another quick and easy weekend project to boost curb appeal is to install new house numbers on your home or mailbox. Replace old numbers with ones made of brass, aluminum, or steel for a more polished look.
Replace outdoor light fixtures
Stop by your local hardware store and purchase updated light fixtures for your front porch. If you don’t have a front porch, simply investing in high-quality floodlights can improve the curb appeal of your home. Consider both function and style when choosing a light fixture. Remember to buy a fixture that corresponds with the same mounting system or screw spacing as your existing fixture.
Pressure wash your home’s exterior
To get rid of all the dirt and grime that’s built up over the years, consider pressure washing your home’s exterior. While you’re at it, pressure wash your driveway. This will get rid of the dirt that’s lodged in between the small cracks and crevices. According to House Method, most pressure washers can be rented for $50–$100 a day.
Lastly, do a quick sweep of the outside of your home and pick up any clutter lying around—bikes on their sides, the trash that’s fallen out of the trash can, garden tools. Buyers need to imagine the home they’re buying as their own. If they see personalized items on the lawn, it may be more difficult for them to imagine themselves in the space.
By doing some of the weekend projects listed above you can increase the curb appeal on the exterior of your home.