10 Curb Appeal Ideas

10 Curb Appeal Ideas for a Gorgeous Home

New curb appeal ideas aren’t always easy to come up with, especially if you’ve lived in your home for years.

You might not even notice how bad your curb appeal has gotten because you’re so used to it. But with a few easy changes, you could have a gorgeous home that you’re proud to show off.

Today, we’ll show you five easy curb appeal projects and five slightly more involved projects for 10 ways you can make your home more beautiful on the outside.

Let’s get into it!

Easy Curb Appeal Ideas

1. Replace the Mailbox and House Numbers

Mailboxes and especially house numbers are crucial to your home’s function but often forgotten about. They help new friends find you and make sure your mail gets delivered.

But chances are, you hardly think about them, and they might be in pretty sad shape.

mail box

yellow Mail Box in Front of a House on sunset.

Pick up a new set of numbers from the store, or better yet, have fun with some DIY options.

2. Makeover the Front Door

Is your front door looking a little rough? Depending on the damage, you might need to replace the entire door.

But if it just has a few aesthetic dings or the color doesn’t match your home exterior anymore, a simple makeover could suffice!

You can follow our guide on how to paint your front door. Or, you can try adding a wreath, new welcome mat, or some kind of other decoration.

3. Trim Trees and Bushes

Lush, grown out trees and bushes might look natural in the jungle, but unless you want your home to look like a jungle, they don’t have a place in your yard.

trimmed shrub in front of the house

Grab your clippers and get going. Cut back extra branches and offshoots to keep your shrubbery looking neat and healthy.

4. Refresh the Windows

Pollen, dirt, dust, and rain leave your windows covered in a cloudy film. Then if you come at them with a spray bottle of cleaner, they probably look streaky.

One of the benefits of vinyl windows is that you can easily wipe the frame clean with soap and water.

Turn to our guide on how to get streak-free windows to get the glass sparkling.

Out of all the curb appeal ideas on this list, cleaning your windows is something you should probably be doing anyway, so this should be an easy one.

But if they’re too far gone, we can help you with replacement windows as well.

5. Update Light Fixtures

Are the light fixtures on the outside of your home rusty or loose? Are they covered in dead bugs attracted to them on summer nights?

Treat yourself to some new light fixtures to enjoy an updated look and better light. Plus, depending on how old your fixtures are, you could get more energy efficiency.

More Involved Ideas

6. Patch Up the Driveway

If you have cracks or pits in your driveway, they put it at risk for further damage while hurting your curb appeal.

For a short-term functional fix, you can seal the cracks, but you should also consider whether or not you should resurface or replace the entire driveway.

Not only are resurfacing and replacing good curb appeal ideas, but they’re also better for the strength of your driveway.

7. Keep Your Lawn Looking Great

Your lawn makes up so much of your curb appeal space that when it looks bad it takes a serious toll on your property’s look.

By keeping up with it throughout the year, you can have a gorgeous lawn that your kids and pets will love to play on and you’ll love to look at.

If you’re unsure how to achieve such a lawn, here’s a guide on how to take care of your lawn through every season.

8. Spruce up the Siding and Roofing

Your siding and roofing have the biggest impact on the aesthetic of your house itself. If they’re run down or dirty, your home looks run down and dirty.

Depending on the damage, it might be better to replace your roofing or siding. But if you recently replaced your siding and it’s looking a little dingy, it might just need to be cleaned.

We put together a guide on how to easily clean your siding without doing damage or using expensive equipment.

9. Focus on the Flower Beds

If you like the look of a patch of wild flowers, do your thing. But it might not be a look you want to cultivate for the garden in front of your home.

Put some effort into creating well put together flower beds.

curb appeal idea to add flowers

Research plants that thrive in your area and plan out a garden with a plant variety that blooms year-round. If you don’t have good soil for gardening, build a raised bed with new soil.

Or—more simply—just pull the weeds from what already exists and determine if what’s left is healthy enough to stay.

10. Clean the Walkways and Driveway

At the end of each season, you probably notice that your walkways and driveway get quite the buildup on them.

Dirt blows around during the summer, mud gets tracked during the fall, salt builds up through winter, and pollen settles in the spring.

Depending on the level of buildup, you might be able to use your hose and a pointed spray nozzle to get them clean. If you’ve left it for a while, you might need to rent a pressure washer.

Home with Nice Curb Appeal

Why is Curb Appeal Important?

The biggest reason people work on their curb appeal is to raise the value of their homes in the eyes of potential new buyers. But there are other benefits!

These curb appeal ideas help you create a home that’s safer and in better condition. With a cleaned-up yard and shrubbery, your kids are less likely to get hurt outside.

With better lighting, your home is safer at night. And best of all, with a strong home exterior, the inner structure of your home is in better condition.

If you want windows, siding, roofing, or doors to boost your curb appeal, contact us at 1-800-CALL-AWS to schedule a FREE in-home estimate.


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