Curb appeal typically brings to mind spring planting, weeding, lawn maintenance, and maybe some hardscaping to bring definition to your garden. But some of our favorite curb appeal tips have nothing to do with your yard! Take a look at our top 5 tips below for curb appeal that wows.
1. It’s all about color.
One of the first things buyers always seem to notice is color! So, give your front porch a little love with a fresh coat of paint to your front door, or some fun furniture accents. We’re loving this cabernet colored door, or may we suggest an outdoor chair or pillow in the Pantone Color of the Year, Living Coral?
*photo credit to Pantone LLC.
2. You’ve got mail.
A fresh new take on this staple for any home could be just what you need. Be sure to check your neighborhood or HOA for any rules/restrictions, but you can freshen up where you receive your daily mail for very little investment, just by visiting your local hardware store. Try a new pedestal or roadside mailbox, or this modern wall mount mailbox is sure to stand out.
3. Improve Your Numbers
House numbers have become something of a trend in recent years, and for good reason! They are such a quick and easy way to update the look of your entry way. Try a modern new display with chic metallics and dark wood tones, get crafty with a planter/numbers combo, or get custom numbers carved into metal, like this example. There are so many options, and all add a little flair.
4. Let Your Light Shine
Outdoor lighting can add another level to your curb appeal – especially for people who may be house hunting in the early evening hours. Think about how welcoming a brightly lit entry way feels compared to one that is dark and hidden. Help buyers see your hard work by adding new sconce lighting or some trendy Edison lightbulb strands.
5. Power Wash the Dirt Away
So simple, and we know we keep telling you that cleaning is key, but it really is! If you don’t own a power washer, renting one for the day from a local hardware store can be a huge game changer for your curb appeal. Buyers will see a fresh clean house as they walk up and instantly feel welcome and at home.