Whether you plan to sell your home, or you just want it to make a better first impression, there are lots of curb appeal projects you can complete in just one day! Oh, and they won’t make you break open the college fund either… A little bit of work and you can change the look of your home and increase it’s value. Our feature project above, is from ‘Craft Pro‘. Power washing your steps or driveway can take a dingy looking front walk and make it look brand new. You can rent power washers for a small fee. Easy, and fast!
Jen at ‘Just for Rachel’ shows us how to make new house numbers, for less than $10! Makes a big difference from the street, is a quick and easy project, and makes your home easier to find in an emergency… Great budget project!
Val at ‘Zen Shmen’ shares her DIY front walk makeover, and this looks so inviting! She walks you through the whole project step by step… You might want a helper for this one to get it all done in one day, but so worth it!
Need a mailbox that wows? This DIY mailbox makeover from Traci at ‘Beneath My Heart’ looks like an expensive custom installation, but they did this themselves! It’s easier than it looks if you read through their tutorial… Definitely click through and check out her before and after photos! Big curb appeal!
Want a really quick front door update? Hang an oversized craft store letter monogram on your front door instead of a wreath like Jilly from ‘Me & Jilly’ did. Make sure you use a larger letter so it makes an impact from the street. Go to her site to see the before photos of her front door so you can see exactly how much of a difference this made!
Do you have garbage cans or an ugly air conditioner that can be seen from the street? Then build this compost screen with the tutorial from ‘Lowes’. Easy project to hide those utilitarian things we can’t move.
If you prefer the easy route to hiding the ugly, try this screen we found at ‘Target‘… It could be moved anywhere you need it, and sometimes a little investment is worth a quick fix.
Got cement steps that have seen better days? Nothing makes a home look run down faster then a run-down walkway. Jeff at ‘Home Repair Tutor’ has a complete tutorial and a video on cement step repair that anyone can do… It just takes a little planning, but could save you a whole lot of money in contractor fees.
A few one day curb appeal ideas form ‘BHG‘? Install low voltage lighting, or solar lighting along your front walk. You can find these at any home improvement store.
Jamin and Ashley from ‘The Handmade Home’ show us how to build shutters… The before and after kinda says it all, doesn’t it?
July 29, 2015 · by Kathy Woodard