If your home has started to show the signs of time, with fading paint and lackluster landscaping, it may be time to jazz things up a bit. It may seem as if the prospect of giving the exterior of your home a facelift will be an expensive venture, but there are many things that you can do to create impact and pizazz on a budget.
Clean Up & Fix What’s Broken
Before you spend any money or do any planning, clean up your yard. Cut the grass, get rid of any unnecessary clutter, and trim your hedges. If your front porch has become a storage area, clear away all the excess junk. Once you have cleaned up your yard you will be amazed at how much better it looks. More importantly, it will draw attention to any eyesore’s or objects in disrepair. Fix what’s broken to complete this initial process. A clean yard represents a blank palette that will help you to channel the creative inspiration needed to transform it.
A Little Paint Goes a Long Way
Painting an entire house can be expensive and labor intensive. However, you don’t have to paint the whole house to make a big impact. Simply painting the front door and the trim will make a huge splash and create an instant facelift for your home.The best part of spot painting is the fact that it will be cost saving. If there are shutters on your home or any other extra exterior touches, a fresh splash of color will create interest and focal points around your home.
Plants and other natural elements are truly the frosting on the cake when it comes to creating an impactful yard with amazing curb appeal. Flowers can add a strategic splash of color right where it’s needed. Rocks and stepping stones can be just as impactful. Again, a few flowers strategically planted as well as rocks and pavers placed in key areas will not break the bank. Inspiration and ideas can be derived from any source, from the next door neighbors yard to the garden fixtures at local mall kiosks.
Boosting your home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to be a labor-intensive expensive process. Simply taking the time to clean up and fix items in disrepair mark the beginning of the process. Once all the basics have been completed, your creative juices are allowed to flow in order to make small touches that will produce a big impact. Spot painting and planting flowers in strategic areas are seemingly small and inexpensive touches but they have the ability to add prestige and impact to any home.