Fall is the time when most of us begin to roost; to settle in for winter and prepare for the holidays on the horizon. You might already have a fall maintenance or home improvement schedule, and that’s smart. If you’re undecided about your next project, exterior paint is worth considering.
Want Your Neighbors Admiring Your House?
Unless you have an amazing garden, your neighbors probably spend more time looking at the front of your house. It's tempting to spend more time fixing up your backyard until there's a reason to spruce up your home's curb appeal ... which is when exactly? Here are curb appeal ideas for these important occasions:
- Selling your home, so be sure to read Home Improvement Tip for Selling Your Home.
- Family events at home like weddings, graduations or birthday parties.
- Gatherings for friends, neighbors and possibly business associates.
- Home offices that clients visit.
Inexpensive Curb Appeal Ideas
There are many things you can do to dress up your home and improve its curb appeal. Some cost a lot of money like painting your home's exterior. Others are less expensive. Here are tips for more affordable ways to improve your home's curb appeal.
Front door handles rarely (maybe never) get discussed when talking about curb appeal or front doors. But the right front door handle can truly change the personality of your home’s appearance, like wearing the right necklace with that little black dress.
When you drive down a residential street, what do you notice? The landscaping, the front door or other decorative trim, toys in the yard or amazing views? Does it motivate you to want to add something special to your home, if only you had the time and money? This article offers you inexpensive ideas to … Read More
We spend lots of time and money decorating our homes inside, which makes sense because we spend more time indoors. There are fewer ways to decorate your home’s exterior if you’re getting your ideas from driving around your community. One of the most popular ways to accesorize a house is with shutters but that’s not why window shutters were invented. Window shutters were originally … Read More
We’re all good at some things, and should admit we’re not good at everything. Picking paint colors is not something I do well. So this article explains the basics about picking exterior paint colors, but you won’t get color recommendations. Just the opposite, as I hope to show you why a color consultation with an … Read More
When you’re planning to put your house on the market, the natural inclination is to dive into home repair and make it as beautiful as possible. This approach can only attract the best buyers, right? This may be true in some instances, but not all repairs are necessary, and some are a waste of good … Read More
Does your home inspire more yawns than smiles? Maybe your landscaping projects have been on the back-burner longer than you realized? It may be time to upgrade your home’s curb appeal. Curb appeal is about the overall beauty of your home to passersby, and to yourself when you pull into the drive. Sometimes small touches can … Read More
Your home’s curb appeal, or lack thereof, affects more than property values and the attractiveness of your street. A well-tended home exterior makes pulling into the drive at the end of the day a welcome respite from the hectic world. Boosting your home’s curb appeal can be as simple as freshening up the exterior or … Read More
Someone asked me recently, what is curb appeal? Deb continued and guessed correctly, that curb appeal is the attractiveness of a home’s exterior. It’s a new phrase that became popular during the housing boom in the U.S., and a measure of how appealing a house is to prospective home buyers. We’ve written about curb … Read More
Spring means lots of open houses, for prospective buyers and neighbors too, and great curb appeal is important to invite people into your home. Everyone likes getting ideas for updating their homes and open houses are a great way to learn what your home is worth, based on similar houses in your neighborhood. Most prospective … Read More