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How to Increase Curb Appeal on Any Budget

Front view of a house

Do you cringe a little when you pull in the driveway? Are you sick of looking at the overgrown landscaping and the lack of color and warmth around your home? You don’t want to become the “ugly duckling” in the neighborhood! It’s time to upgrade your curb appeal.

What is Curb Appeal?

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Curb appeal is the attractiveness of a home or property. It’s the first impression you get when you stand across the street look at a house. Is it eye-catching? Is it welcoming? Neatly manicured and well taken care of? If so, then it has great curb appeal.

We've put together a list of ten ways that you can increase your curb appeal. A weekend do-it-yourself project can make a big impact. Check out our Pinterest page for more ideas and inspiration!

Here’s some easy ways to upgrade your curb appeal on any budget:

1. Paint your front door

Blue front door

Adding color to your front door makes your house stand out. Pick a bold color. Modern Masters Front Door Paint comes in a variety of bright colors and has never-fade technology to keep your front door looking newer, longer. You’ll be surprised how much a new looking front door can revive your curb appeal.

2. Install new address numbers

Address numbers on house

These numbers are how people see and identify your house. Play around with the location and style of your address sign. Go for modern, rustic, or an up-cycled look. If someone has never been to your house before, it’s the first thing they look for. Make a great first impression! Not to mention, this is a low-cost, simple way to use your creativity to boost your curb appeal.

3. Upgrade your mailbox


If your mailbox is weathered and leaning sideways, it’s time for a makeover. There are so many ways to upgrade your mailbox- a new post, a fresh coat of spray paint, or a new flower bed at the base, just to name a few.

4. Build a walkway to your entryway

Walkway to home entrance

There are a lot of options for materials to use for your walkway like concrete, brick pavers, or stone. The Quickrete Walkmaker allows you to create your own path quickly and easily and has four different templates available. This step-by-step guide shows you how to build a walkway with Quickrete Walkmaker. Installing a walkway creates a unique look that will leave your home feeling more inviting than before.

5. Transform your garage door

Garage door

Use a DIY carriage garage door kit, paint faux windows, or use gel stain to transform your garage. This is a great way to add curb appeal without investing a ton of money.

6. Add accent lighting

Solar garden lighting

Solar spotlights make your home look fabulous at night! Landscape lighting is not only a great accent; it improves the safety and security of your home. Think about lighting up your walkway. Solar lights mean no wires, which makes installation very simple.

7. Upgrade exterior light fixtures

Exterior light fixtures on porch

Spray paint can easily transform outdated brass fixtures. Even better, install brand new outdoor light fixtures that go with your home’s style and function.

8. Camouflage eyesores

Utility box hidden by plants

Utility boxes, meters, and air conditioning units are examples of eyesores that you should consider hiding. Plant bushes with the height to hide utility boxes. Spray paint your meters to match their surroundings, or landscape around these eyesores to conceal them.

9. Add decorative elements to your entrance

Front porch with patio furniture and plants

Hanging planters, flower pots, fun front doormats, and patio furniture increase curb appeal. Choose to add color with in-season flowers or different potted plants. Your home will look more appealing to any passerby.

10. Invest in lawn care

House with a green lawn

Whether you hire a professional or do it yourself, a lush green lawn screams great curb appeal. Luckily, we have tips on how to grow a greener lawn. Especially if you live in a climate with all four seasons, your lawn might not be springing back to life after harsh winter months. Learn how to aerate your lawn, which will help critical nutrients reach your lawn’s roots and bring it back to the green lawn you’ve been looking for!

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