11 Easy Weekend Projects to Improve Curb Appeal

11 Easy Weekend Projects to Improve Curb Appeal


Looking for a fast way to enhance the curb appeal of your home for a sale…or maybe just “dress it up” for summer?

Try these 11 easy, inexpensive project ideas that you can do yourself—in a single weekend.

Repaint the front door and add molding.

A new front door surrounded by inexpensive foam molding not only provides a pop of color—it also boosts your home’s value.

Replace or repaint the hardware on the front of the house.

Aging house numbers and light fixtures really make a front porch look dated. For a few dollars, you can easily upgrade these fixtures to make the house look more contemporary.

Add window boxes, hanging baskets, and large planters.

And when you plant them with brightly colored flowers, you have an instant seasonal accent that’s easy to change every spring.

Install low-voltage landscape lighting.

A nice accent to trees, shrubs, or to light up a walkway at night. Choose solar or wired.

Hide your air conditioning unit.

A small fence, storage shed, or even lattice panels work well.

Add a weather-resistant piece of outdoor artwork.

A sculpture, metal cutout, birdbath, or fountain really attract attention.

Plant new shrubs.

A new row of shrubs under windows or along the front walkway make the front yard appear more orderly. Don’t be shy about removing old ones, which can get “leggy” over the years.

Replace your mailbox and plant flowers around the base.

Treat it like an outdoor art piece—since it’s often the first thing that visitors see.

Install an arbor.

You can use a prefab kit from the hardware store that you connect together. Paint to match your house’s colors.

Add shutters and accent trim.

An easy way to change the entire appearance of your house? Shutters and accent trim provide a nice detail—with a splash of contrasting color.

Hide your trash bins.

Nothing makes a house look messier than trash bins wedged up against the side. Just like for an air conditioning unit, you can use a small fence, storage fence, or lattice panels.

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