Whether in the market to sell or wanting to spruce up your place for soon-to-be summer visitors, now is a good time to boost your home’s curb appeal. Here are five easy ways to freshen up your home’s exterior.
Tidy Up your Landscaping
Weed your lawn and garden, replace spent plants and cut back any overgrown shrubs. Next, add a layer of mulch to trees, bushes and flowerbeds. This will not only protect and insulate your plants’ roots but it will also give your landscaping a fresh look.
Give Light Fixtures New Life
No one wants to be greeted by a light fixture full of dead bugs. Tidy them up by removing the glass shades and emptying out any debris. Then, use a glass cleaner to get them gleaming again. To keep bugs at bay, consider swapping the bulbs out with yellow compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) or low-heat LEDs because insects can’t detect these.
Refresh your Address
If your metal house numbers are hard to see, give them a good shine with a homemade lemon and baking soda pasta. Alternatively, you can refresh your address by hand-painting it or adding a new metal or wood design.
Replace Old Hardware and Fixtures
Replacing old hardware and fixtures like the door handle, mailbox and overhead light can add interest to your entrance. Just make sure the new hardware forms a cohesive look.
Debut a New Door
One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to spruce up the front of your house is to give the front door a fresh coat of paint. Try painting your door a hue that coordinates with your home’s exterior but gives an eye-catching pop of colour.