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Here are 10 ways to add instant curb appeal to your home

How can you rapidly enhance the curb appeal of your home? In this post, we’re going to give you 10 simple ideas that can have a dramatic effect and add instant curb appeal to your home—including having a professional repaint the stucco exterior of your property.

Before we get into that, let’s talk about some of the reasons why you might need to work on your curb appeal.

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Why boost your home’s curb appeal?

The most obvious reason to increase the curb appeal of your home is because you want to sell it. By giving a great impression, you can attract more potential buyers and list at a higher price.

But there are some additional reasons you might also want to work on your property’s curb appeal. Maybe you want to increase your equity. Enhancing your home’s exterior could help you boost your home’s long-term value.

Or, perhaps you need help with your mortgage refinance, and your mortgage company has advised you to try improving your home’s appearance. Or maybe you are planning to buy a home soon and are already thinking about how you can upgrade it.

Regardless of why you’re considering taking on a home improvement project, boosting your curb appeal has many benefits.

Along with assisting with your refinance, long-term equity, or home sale, it also can endear you to your neighbors and your HOA—and you will take pride in how amazing your house looks.

Now, let’s jump into the ideas!

Have a professional paint your home

Nothing makes a house look old and tired quite like an aging coat of paint. As exterior paint ages, it begins to fade, peel, and crack. In general, it starts to look pretty unattractive—which is not conducive to selling your home. Having your home repainted can make a world of difference. It’s like turning back the clock: with the right paint, you can make your home look a lot nicer and a whole lot newer.

Exterior painting is a job best left to the professionals—especially if your home has a stucco exterior. Find a reputable painting contractor who uses high-quality paint, has a set process they follow, and takes the time to do things right.

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Replace your house numbers

You may not think much about your house numbers, but they will be one of the first things a potential homebuyer pays attention to! If they are looking a little bit dated, consider replacing them. You may be surprised how big a difference it makes.

Install lighting along your garden path

Consider setting up some garden lights along your driveway, the path leading to your door, or any garden path. This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to give your landscaping a more polished look and to direct the eye as you choose.

Install lighting along your garden path

Consider setting up some garden lights along your driveway, the path leading to your door, or any garden path. This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to give your landscaping a more polished look and to direct the eye as you choose.

Spruce up your porch

Have an empty porch? You’d be amazed how much homier it can look with a couple of comfortable chairs and a few potted plants. Consider adding some colorful cushions or pillows as well, coordinated with the colors of your house or your flowers.

Spruce up your door

Is your front doorknob in good condition? What about your hinges? If they are starting to look dingy, scuffed, and scratched, either give them a thorough cleaning or replace them entirely.

Don’t have time to paint your siding and trim? Consider just giving your front door a fresh coat of paint. If you’re having your home’s exterior repainted by a pro, this is typically included in the project scope.

Clear clutter from your yard

If you have any sort of clutter in your lawn or garden, now is the time to clear it out. That includes not only tools or equipment you may have lying around, but also natural clutter like weeds, overgrown hedges, or an unsightly pile of firewood.

Upgrade your mailbox

Like your front door, your mailbox may be one of the first things someone notices when they pull up at your curbside. If it is looking a bit shabby, consider an upgrade. If your HOA allows it, consider painting it in a bright, appealing color—perhaps matching to the exterior paint of your home.

Upgrade your driveway or walkway

If your driveway has some cracks and weeds, pull out the weeds and repair the cracks. The same goes for your walkway. Feeling ambitious? Try putting in flagstones. Alternately, you could add a border of stones or hedges.

Add more greenery

As mentioned above, some well-manicured hedges can do a lot to enhance curb appeal. You can also try planting some trees or even just putting in some attractive potted plants.

Display some art in your lawn or garden

Sculptures or other artwork can serve as focal points in your yard. Like flowering plants, they can also bring more color and personality to your property. Drop by your local garden store and see what they have. There are few faster or easier ways to get instant curb appeal.

Make some upgrades to get instant curb appeal

Now you have some fantastic ideas for how to boost the curb appeal of your home. Most of these projects are fast, easy, and affordable. So, roll up your sleeves this coming weekend and see what you can do. And don’t forget that a little professional help can go a long way!