If you’ve ever watched a home improvement show and felt overwhelmed by how much work goes into exterior home improvements — don’t be. Giving your house a makeover doesn’t have to be super time consuming or costly because there are a number of curb appeal ideas that are simple to do and pay off big time. Check out our short list of things you can do around your house to spruce things up without breaking the bank.
- Schedule Professional Exterior Maintenance
Notice that your windows, siding, and surfaces aren’t shining like they used to? You may just need a professional window cleaning or pressure washing. Keep your glass looking healthy and free of harsh water stains when you leverage Labor Panes’ quality services — we even offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Also, be sure to ask us about our soft touch washing that’s safe for every type of siding from vinyl to stucco and Hardiplank.
2. Give Your Front Door a Fresh Coat
As far as curb appeal ideas go, this one is a must. It doesn’t require a lot of materials and it’s way quicker than repainting your entire house. Plus, refreshing your front door with a new color can often make your home look like new — it’s just that pop of something that leaves guests wondering what you did with the place. If you’re trying to cover up an older coat that’s in poor condition, carefully sand off any peeling paint until the door is smooth, then move to priming before brushing on your new color.
3. Refresh Your Front Porch
Patio furniture looking a little dated? Try buying some new chairs, tables, and accessories to liven the space up a bit. If you have a lot of space to work with, look around for a cool water feature or firepit to install. Or, if you’re trying to maximize a small area, look for pieces that serve a dual purpose—like a coffee table that doubles as storage. If you need more tips, check out our article about simple outdoor deck ideas.
4. Level-Up the Landscaping
When you pass by a well-manicured lawn or a home that has beautiful flower beds, it’s hard not to stop and stare for a minute. Planting some fresh flowers, putting in some new mulch, and maintaining short grass is very cost effective and is our go-to curb appeal idea every year. To get really fancy, try coordinating your flower colors with the decor on your porch or front door.
5. Upgrade Your Siding
If you’re looking for more substantial exterior home improvements, you may want to consider your siding altogether. If you have brick or vinyl siding that just needs a deep clean, expert pressure washing should do the trick. But, if your siding is outdated and beyond repair, it may be time to replace it. Read our blog to learn more about when to use a pressure washer to determine when it’s time to move to more drastic steps.
Although these exterior home improvements might not land you a spot on HGTV, you can still achieve a major upgrade by doing a few of these simple things around the house. If you notice your gutters could use some attention too after a long winter and spring, learn more about our gutter cleaning services.