You Ask, We Answer: How Do I Create Curb Appeal?
Whether you’re getting ready to put your house on the market or just want to make your home a source of joy whenever you pull in the driveway, creating “curb appeal”—that attractiveness of your home’s exterior—is easier than you may think. Bring your eye for detail, grab your paintbrush and let’s dig in to these easy and affordable tips for creating curb appeal for your Connecticut home.
Start with the Front Door
Creating curb appeal needn’t be an exercise in budget-blowing frustration. Sometimes, something as simple as painting your front door can be just the visual pick-me-up your home needs! If your front door is looking a little lackluster, consider reaching for a new paint color you’ve never tried before. It should complement your house color, but by all means, feel free to step out of your comfort zone and go a bit bolder! A brightly colored door can pack a beautiful punch for very little investment.
Changing out the hardware on your door is also a way to create an upgraded look without a huge commitment. Go for a different doorknob shape, color, or finish…and watch the compliments come rolling in.
If you’ve dreamed of a warm glow emanating from your home each night, consider the benefits of landscape lighting. You can illuminate a pathway or driveway, strategically light up a pretty shrub or plantings or showcase a pretty front porch—plus, they help keep visitors safe as they navigate your yard in the dark. Consider solar options for an energy- and money-saving alternative, and get ready to welcome friends and loved ones into your newly cozy abode.
New House Numbers
This is often overlooked, but wow, what a difference beautiful house numbers can make! If you’ve never given much thought to the numbers that identify your home, you’re not alone. But start to notice the house numbers in your neighborhood, and you may find you can’t stop thinking about changing yours out!
Simple house numbers with a fresh coat of paint can go a long way, but these days, you can really upgrade the look of your house with numbers in different fonts, finishes, layouts—even custom-made plaques. Have fun matching the finish to your outdoor lighting for a little extra polish.
Beautify with Flower Boxes
Adding flower boxes to your window sills adds instant curb appeal—and who doesn’t love the look of flowers in bloom? If your windows won’t support or work with flower boxes, you can still plant them on your porch or entryway. Enjoy seasonal flowers and decorating for the holidays throughout the year—flower boxes offer endless ways to update your exterior decor and to really customize the look and feel of your home.
Curb appeal doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Small changes like these can have a big impact on how your home looks and feels, and can be done all at once, or as time allows. Happy updating!