The warmer weather plus being at home more than usual offer many people the chance to boost the curb appeal of their homes. There are quite a few ways to boost the curb appeal (and value of your home) that are quick, relatively easy, and surprisingly affordable!
Clean (and Fix) Gutters
This is something that is likely on everyone’s “to do “ list after Winter. After checking on your gutters to make sure that they are in good condition, you can fix any that are needing some attention. From the street, it’s surprising to see how easily you can notice gutter issues on your home.
Break Out The Power Washer
A power washer can accomplish multiple curb appeal projects at once. A one day power washer rental can provide a huge curb appeal upgrade quickly and easily. Cement walkways and driveways can be cleaned, home exteriors can be power washed, along with garage doors, porches and other exterior surfaces.
Touch Up Painting
One of the myths about curb appeal is that you do not always need to paint the full exterior of a home to have a significant impact on the overall appearance. Touching up the trim around your home takes a small amount of paint and can be done in small increments of time, but your home’s appearance can get a big boost from it.
Winter weather can limit your windows effectiveness at both bringing light into your home and also at allowing you to enjoy the views from the inside. Clean windows also allow the interior light and beauty of your home to shine out to the curb, especially at dawn and dusk when your lights may be on. Washing windows costs virtually nothing except time and can even add a “pop” to your curb appeal.
Landscaping Touch Ups
Much like painting the exterior of your home, landscaping touch ups can also provide a BIG impact with very little cost. One way to determine how much of a project you can afford is to use online cost calculators provided by some of the chain stores. This allows you to know before starting which projects fit your budget. It also helps you to avoid multiple trips to the store. Additionally, almost all of the home improvement stores are currently offering delivery at a reduced cost or free.
Have other curb appeal projects that you have taken on during this time? Let us know! Post them as a comment below!