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How To Boost Curb Appeal On A Budget

You may be one of the many people that happen to be cash-strapped when it comes to creating a budget to boost your home’s curb appeal. Luckily, there are many income sensitive things that you can do to work around not having a lot of money for this type of project. Believe it or not, it doesn’t take a lot of effort or money to enhance the exterior of your home. A few subtle touches should be all you need to put your house back on the map.

How To Boost Curb Appeal On A Budget

Clean Up

Thoroughly clean up your yard and porch before making any changes. A house filled with clutter and in disarray can hide its true potential and blind you to ideas that would really make it pop. Put first things first and clean up. Cleaning up should also include fixing anything that’s broken or in a state of disrepair. This simple initial step will do wonders for improving the look of your home and create a blank palette for you to paint on when it comes to design.

Use Color Strategically

Most people are not aware of how far painting a few strategic areas of the exterior of your home can be. A bland front door and lackluster shutters can be painted in a bright complementary color and give the whole house a brand new look. People will think you painted the house. The right color in the right places can have a huge impact on the appearance of your home. Painting a front door and the shutters won’t take a lot of time either. It’s not only a budget-friendly move, it’s a time friendly move too. Plus, mini painting jobs like this are simple and won’t require anything as complicated as a welders FCAW.

Add Interest to Your Yard

The yard is an area where you can truly allow your creative juices to run wild. There’s so much that you can do. From flowers to stone pavers, the possibilities are endless. This is an area where you don’t want to overdo it, however. Really step back and take a good look at your yard. Look for areas that could use a little spiffing up. Would it be both functional and attractive to create a paver path to the front door? Would a pop of color in the form of flowers really illuminate the front door? Would a strategically placed bench create an attractive focal point? These are all examples of the types of questions you should ponder. However, it will require taking an objective look at your yard and house.

Enhancing the exterior of your home on a budget doesn’t have to be a limiting experience. There are many things you can do from spot painting to decorating with pavers and much more to make a splash on the appearance of your home.