What is curb appeal?

What is curb appeal?

Curb appeal is simply how attractive a property looks from the street.

According to real estate experts great curb appeal can add 15-20% of value to your home while poor curb appeal can devalue your home by 10%. With these statistics in mind we want to help you create phenomenal curb appeal that will make your neighbors jealous, without having to spend a ton of money.

Six ways to boost curb appeal on a budget.

1. Washing your house is a easy way to boost curb appeal.

Boost curb appeal by washing your siding.

That’s right- simply removing the dirt and mildew from the outside of your home significantly increases your home’s curb appeal.

2. Replace your house numbers for a quick curb appeal lift.

Boost curb appeal with new house numbers.

If your house numbers are dirty or not easily readable, replacing them can make a big impact. Make your own chic house numbers with this DIY tutorial.

3. Boost curb appeal by adding a container garden to your front porch.


Container gardens are a great way to add a pop of color to your home without much effort. Plus, they can be easily changed out each season.

4. Give your front door a fresh coat of paint.

Paint your front door to boost curb appeal.

A new coat of paint on your front door adds gobs of curb appeal to your home. Before you get started painting make sure you read “What to Know Before Painting your Front Door.”

5. Curb appeal lighting can be easily added with these sidewalk lights.

Curb appeal lighting can be easily added with these sidewalk lights.

Landscape lighting gives your home curb appeal at night, while also providing safety and security. These lights, or similar ones, are extremely easy to set up and can be found at any major home improvement store.

6. Upgrading your mailbox will give any home a curb appeal boost.

Upgrading your mailbox will give any home a curb appeal boost.

An upscale mailbox can make your house standout from the rest. Most home improvement stores carry a wide range of attractive mailboxes to suit any budget.

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