By Lizzie Weakley
Whether you are planning to sell your home or just want to make it one of the best-looking homes in your neighborhood, the good news is that you can use a variety of easy ideas to give your home the curb appeal it deserves. If you're ready to get started, here are five things you can do that won't take much time and won't bust your budget along the way.
Paint Your Front Door
Buy a gallon of paint, give your door a new look, and your home will have instant curb appeal. Believe it or not, your door is what often gives people the first impression of your home. Whether you go bold and bright with your door or keep its color a bit more subtle, a newly-painted front door will be well worth the effort.
Flowers and Bushes
Should you add some pretty flowers, bushes and maybe even a tree or two to your home's yard, this will get your home noticed for all the right reasons. When people drive or walk by your home, they will immediately notice the bursts of color jumping out at them. Add some colored mulch to your flower beds and things look even better.
Install a New Fence
If you've got an old fence that needs to be replaced or just want to add some character to your home, install new fencing around your yard. In today's world, you can select from vinyl, wood, chain-link, wrought-iron or other types of fencing that will give your home just the look you desire. Available in many colors and styles, you can likely have whatever type of fence you can imagine.
Replace the Mailbox
In case you haven't noticed, today's mailboxes are not nearly as dull and boring as those from years past. In fact, you can get mailboxes today that can be customized to look like just about anything. If you really want to add curb appeal to your home, get a customized mailbox that resembles your home. Sure to get plenty of attention, you'll have the neatest mailbox on the block.
Pressure Wash the Exterior
Finally, get a pressure washer and give your home's exterior a good cleaning. Contrary to what you may think, there's probably more dirt and grime on your home's exterior than you realize. Once you're done pressure washing, you'll be amazed at the difference.
Whether you do one or all of these suggestions, your home will soon have curb appeal that makes everyone else in your neighborhood envious.
Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her husky, Snowball. Looking to work with a brokerage in Michigan? Weakley recommends contacting The Stockton Team.