40 Ways to Boost Curb Appeal on a Budget

Shannon Quinn - April 12, 2019
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It may be time to get a new front door. Credit: Shutterstock

6. Replace You Front Door

Replacing your front door is not cheap. Before you spend a couple hundred dollars replacing your door, try to paint or stain it. However, having a brand new front door truly does wake up the front of a house. There are a variety of price ranges, depending on the design of the door you choose. You can also find leftover doors at places like the Habitat for Humanity Restore. Just come prepared with measurements to make sure you get the right size.

Fences don’t last forever. Credit: Shutterstock

5. Rebuild and Repair Your Fences

If your fence is made out of wood, it is only natural that it will eventually begin to rot and paint will peel away. If you are lucky, you may only need to replace one or two posts in the process of repair. When you are done replacing the wood that has gone bad, give it a fresh coat of paint so that all your whole fence matches.

There are so many wreaths out there, you could swap it every few months. Credit: Shutterstock

4. Buy a Seasonal Wreath

No matter what time of year it is, there are wreaths for every season. They are warm and inviting, and give a nice touch when you first arrive at home. Check out the wreaths made by Hearth and Home at Target, which are designed by Joanna Gaines from the HGTV series “Fixer Upper.”

If you want your house to stand out, pick contrasting colors. Credit: Shutterstock

3. Pick Contrasting Colors

If you want your house to truly stand out, try to pick two bold colors that contrast with one another. It may be as simple as black and white, or a bold choice like the photo above, where the home owners painted their siding a dark blue, and had white trim.

There are so many seasons and holidays to celebrate. Credit: Shutterstock

2. Decorate for the Holidays and Seasons

No matter what time of year it is, there is  always an occasion to celebrate. If you can find a clever way to decorate for the seasons, it will make your home even more inviting than before. One way to do this is to use seasonal foliage, like the image above.

Try to accept the house’s current style, and do the best you can with it. Credit: Shutterstock

1. Embrace your Home’s Current Architecture

In the United States, we have such a huge variety of different architectural styles. But every few years, there is one style that becomes more trendy than the others. So people feel like they need to conform to whatever is in style at the moment. Unfortunately, that can leave a house looking kind of strange. If your home has a very unique style, like this Victorian house, don’t try to fight it by giving it something completely different, like a concrete modern industrial look. Embrace its architecture, and work with what you’ve got to the best of your ability.

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