How To Give Your Home Great Curb Appeal For Less Than You Think

There’s something magical about seeing your home as you pull up in the car after a long day at work or school, so it’s understandable that you want to increase your curb appeal so that when that moment comes each day, you can see your home inviting you in ready for relaxation. However, home improvements can cost a lot of money, and if you’re not able to fork out a lot of money towards you home you can be left in a grey area where you’re unsure on what to do. Luckily, there are ways in which you can give your home great curb appeal for less than you think. Read on to find out how you’re able to make your home look even more inviting than it already does after a long and stressful day!

Buy some potted plants

It’s amazing at how different your home can look if you simply add some potted plants to the exterior of your front door. There are many different sized pots that you can get from many hardware stores, and they don’t have to cost much either! If you really wanted to save money you could buy ordinary plastic pots and paint them with a varnish of your choice to jazz them up a little. When it comes to the plants you also don’t have to spend loads either. There are many garden centers that will have plants that are wilting a little on sale. With a little tender loving care you could have plants that are thriving in no time, for a fraction of the price!

Have your driveway repaved

Sometimes having concrete that has worn away or is generally looking old can deplete the whole look of your home’s exterior. Consider having your driveway repaved so that you can immediately spruce up your driveway and add instant curb appeal. Take a look at the competitive prices on to see if there is any way that they can help you improve the look of your driveway within your own budget.

Another option would be to power spray the current bricks and tiles of your driveway to make them look newer than they actually are. Bear in mind that this won’t always work, especially if the structural integrity of the bricks or concrete has been compromised.

Paint your front door

Completely replacing your front door can leave you out of pocket, and if there’s nothing wrong with the function of your front door then there is no reason to replace it either! Head to your local hardware store and pick up some paint that will last through all weather conditions. The beauty of this is that you can choose a brand new and exciting colour for your front door. Go the extra mile by buying new door knobs and replacing any house numbers that you have on it. This will make your door look brand new; therefore increasing curb appeal!

Use your porch to your advantage

If you’re lucky enough to have a porch on your home, then you should most definitely be using it to your advantage. Give any structural wood a good clean and a fresh coat of varnish, and to really make it look special you could add some fairy lights to accentuate the beauty of the porch. Many people also choose to add some seating so that they can enjoy watching the sun go down (or rise). Seating will also immediately make your home look more inviting! If you’re DIY minded, why not build your own swing seat on your porch so that you can really live it out in luxury!

Add lighting

As briefly mentioned above, lighting can completely change the look of the exterior of your home. Consider adding some vintage looking exterior lights that will be there to welcome you home after a long day at work. Not only that, if you’re having guests over it will welcome them into your home and give it an extremely cosy look as they approach your house. Don’t forget to make sure that the lights you’re installing are made to withstand weather conditions otherwise you could land yourself in a massive problem. It’s also a good idea to add lighting to any walkways leading up to your home to ensure that you or any guests don’t find yourself tripping in the dark!

A lick of paint will do wonders

We’ve briefly mentioned what paint can do for your front door, but why stop there? You can buy paint for next to nothing these days, so why not repaint the whole exterior of your home in a new colour to give it a brand new look? If you’re painting your home, then be sure to pick up a colour for your window frames too to complete the look. Even if you’re not keen on going for a vibrant colour on the exterior of your home, you could simply refresh the colour that you already have!

Keep your lawn neatly cut

Here’s a tip that will only cost you your time…keeping your front lawn neatly cut at all times! The longer that you leave it between cutting it means that your home will look scruffy as you walk up to it because of growth – especially in the summer. Take the time every other week to cut your front lawn and keep it looking neat and tidy. You’ll be surprised at how amazing it can make your home look!

As you can see, improving the exterior of your home doesn’t necessarily have to cost you a lot of money. With a little bit of imagination and craftyness you could completely transform the exterior of your home and give it much more curb appeal! Try these tips today and enjoy seeing your home after a long day even more than you already do!