What is Curb Appeal?
Curb Appeal on a Budget (The Checklist)
- Powerwash your house.
- Powerwash your sidewalk/driveway.
- Paint your front door.
- Cut your grass.
- Trim bushes/trees.
- Pull weeds.
- Upgrade the lettering on your house (the street number).
- If you have a front yard fence then repaint it or clean it. Repair/replace any broken areas.
- Remove unappealing plants.
- Plant new plants/flowers that look good.
- Add mulch to your plant areas (remember, mulch comes in different colors. Red might look better than brown in your yard). Be sure to rake out the plant area – and remove weeds – before adding mulch.
- Remove dirt/insects/webs from anywhere around the front of your house/porch/windows/doors/bushes.
- Water everything that needs water! You want flowers, plants, grass, etc. to always look hydrated and healthy.
- Replace the handle on your front door with a more appealing one.
- Replace your welcome mat with one that is newer and more appealing.
- Properly wash/scrub the inside and outside of all your windows.
- If you have an older mailbox, replace it with a newer one or clean it up.
- Sweep/clean your patio.
- Add flowers in flower pots to your patio.
- Add furniture to your patio or clean/paint furniture you already have on your patio.
- Find a way to “hide” your trash/recycle/debris cans.
- Clean any railing you have (i.e. going up steps to your porch).
- Clean out your gutters and wash the outside.
- Add some lighting to bring your area more to life at night.
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How to Add Curb Appeal on a Budget