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During the fall and winter, we tend to let the outside of our house go a little bit. Since we spend most of our time indoors during these months, we work on fixing up the interior. But now that spring is here and summer is not far off, it is time to spruce up the outside of your home. Not sure where to start? Check out our list of 5 ways to increase curb appeal below.
Freshen Up the Paint
If you have siding on your home, this will likely be a big job, but even if you have a brick home, there are some parts of your home you should still paint: namely, the front door, the trim, and the shutters. Paint can be changed quite easily, so look into trendy colors that are fun, allowing you to enjoy your home design a little more. If you don’t require painting, grab a good power washer and brush and get the siding shining!
The shutters in this picture are from the 1700’s. I love the timeless look and this is why I picked raised panels!
Speaking of Shutters…
If you don’t already have shutters, get them. They are so simple to install, so easy in fact that I was able to install them myself with a little guidance from my husband. They completely transform the look of the exterior of our home. Mid-America offers an excellent line of shutters, even telling you which styles best match your home. And since they have plenty of colors to choose from, you don’t need to worry about painting them. They are low maintenance, only needing to be washed when it’s cleaning time. They are impervious to moisture and insects which is a huge plus for me! and of course I love that they are made in the USA.
We decided to upgrade our shutters from open louvered to raised panel to give the house a more luxurious feel. We choose a color close to what we had but a little lighter. We still have to change our front door and we’re also putting new stairs in the front but the shutters alone have made a huge difference so I’m sharing the photos with you now! Of course once we get the plants in, it will really pull everything together!
Check me out- so proud!
Purchase a New Mailbox
This is such a small item, but it is also the first item people pass as they pull into the drive. There are so many fun and decorative mailboxes on the market, you can easily find one that complements your home and shows off your personality.
Focus on Lighting
If you still have a boring old porch light, time to switch it out for one with more character. And don’t stop there. With LED and solar options, you can try out all sorts of lighting along your driveway, walking paths, in the garden, and more.
Trees, bushes, hanging plants, and more help to add color and an organic feel to your space. Just don’t go overboard—all things in moderation.
Here’s before- keep in mind, we moved all our plants so we can move to the stairs and walkway. I love the look of the new shutters and their color, they pop with the color of the house.
Do you have plans for improving the exterior of your home? Share your ideas with us.
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