10 House Improvements that Boost Curb Appeal

Whether you’re putting your home on the market or just want to make it look more inviting, these house improvements can boost the curb appeal of your home big time. 

Whether you’re putting your home on the market or just want to make it look more inviting, these house improvements can boost the curb appeal of your home big time. 

When you drive down your street, do you sometimes catch yourself admiring everyone else’s home except your own? Your home may be suffering from a lack of curb appeal. Renovating your home and yard can help drastically increase the appearance of your house. Some of these projects are super simple, while others may require a small investment.

 

Here are 10 ways you can boost the curb appeal of your home.

 

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1. Repair the walkway and/or driveway

Over time, the concrete, cement, and stones that make up your walkways and driveway can crack. By repairing these surfaces, you can instantly give the exterior of your home a much-needed facelift.

 

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2. Install some eye-catching house numbers

Swapping out your original house numbers with big, bold ones can make a big impact on the appearance of your home. Just make sure that the ones you choose mirror your home’s architectural style and design.

 

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3. Re-paint the front door

Treat your front door as the major focal point to your home. Choose a vibrant colour that not only catches the eye, but also accents the rest of your home and yard.

 

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4. Hire a renovation contractor to renovate the exterior

If the siding on your home is circa the 1970s, you may want to consider replacing it. Work with your contractor to determine which type of siding will best compliment the house and its environment.

 

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5. Repaint the front porch

If the front porch on your home is looking a little tired, revamp it! A coat of paint or stain can go a long way in updating the exterior.

 

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6. Update and paint the garage doors

Garage doors take up quite a lot of visual space. If the doors are older, consider replacing them. If they’re newer, slap a fresh coat of paint on them.

 

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7. Install outdoor lighting

Besides offering improved curb appeal, lighting will also provide safety and security. Both low-voltage landscape lighting and solar fixtures offer great options to choose from.

 

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8. Install a fence

Most kids dreamed of living in a home with a white picket fence. If that was one of your dreams, now’s the time to turn that dream into a reality. This handy trick will also make your front yard appear larger.

 

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9.  Add potted plants, flowers, or trees

You can spruce up your home’s entryway quickly by adding some of these natural elements.

 

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10. Replace the roof. An old, dated roof can be an eyesore, and if your home is at least 15 years old, it’s probably time to replace the roof anyway. Besides adding curb appeal, a new roof will help keep your home safe from water damage. It’ll also increase the market value for your home should you be interested in selling it.

 

If you’re planning on hiring a renovation company to help boost your curb appeal, check out our previous post first: Things to Discuss with Your General Contractor.

 

Get the most out of your house improvements by working with the experts at Rafter 4K Contracting. From painting and staining the exterior of your home to building accessory buildings, our team can tackle any house renovation ideas you may have.

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