When people think of updating their homes, they usually think about interior fixes such as new appliances, paint, and flooring. Homeowners too often forget about updating the exterior, but the truth is your home needs curb appeal too. What’s the point of updating the interior if you can’t even get people in the front door? Improving your curb appeal doesn’t have to be a hugely expensive project, so here are some quick and easy ways to improve your curb appeal without breaking the bank.
- Paint the Front Door
A fresh coat of paint can make the world of difference. Doors take a lot of wear and tear, and keeping them looking like new can help potential renters feel safe and secure in their new home. Opt for a bright pop of color and make your property stand out.
- Add Some Landscape
Adding landscape is one of the best ways to create curb appeal, plant a tree or add some small bushes. Be sure to consider things like how big the tree will grow or how much maintenance the landscape will require.
- Install Exterior Lighting
Not only will exterior lighting help brighten up the home and make you feel safe, but it can also add some symmetry to the look of the property. Look for lighting fixtures that add character to the property.
- Hide your Electrical Boxes
Camouflage the electrical boxes by painting them the same color as the house. Or hide your a/c unit with creative landscaping or fencing.
- Give the Exterior a Good Pressure Wash
Sometimes all it takes is a good pressure wash to get the exterior of the house looking new. Do this before taking on any of these other projects and you might find that you can cross some of them off your list.
- Replace the House Numbers
Replacing the house numbers is such an inexpensive fix. You can even spray-paint the old numbers if you don’t want to buy new ones. Try hanging them vertically instead of horizontally to change them up, or move the location to somewhere else on the house.
- Update the Windows
Paint the trim, add shutters, or install a window box. All of these ideas are a relatively cheap way of improving the appearance of your windows. Updating the windows is also a much cheaper way of updating the appearance of the home than painting the entire exterior.
All of these options are inexpensive ways to improve the curb appeal of your rental. Whether you’re improving the curb appeal to sell your home or to freshen it up, these tips are all easy ways to do so.