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If you’re thinking about selling your home and looking for great ways to work on the curb appeal, read on. There are lots of easy projects to take on, that don’t require the budget or the time of a bathroom remodel or an addition. Learn about what you can do to improve the curb appeal of your home.


You can always turn to a fresh coat of paint to help spruce up your home. Whether you want to try a new color entirely, or stick with one you have, a fresh paint job always makes a home look nice. If you don’t want to invest the time or money in a full paint job, and your current color is in decent shape, try only painting the front door or the trim a new color. A bright pop of color on the front door is always eye-catching and it can be a great way to slightly update your home’s appearance.

Adding New House Numbers

Changing up your house numbers can be a great way to add a little style to the curb appearance of your home. Go for bigger or bolder lettering to set your house number apart from others on your street. You could even commission a custom piece from a local artist or potter to create something specific to your home.

Be sure to check with your Homeowner’s Association before you do this, to make sure that this is a change that doesn’t need board approval.


A little greenery couldn’t hurt. Consider adding a small flower box or two. You could even invest in a full scale front garden. You can go as big or little as you want here, because anything helps. Consider planting a tree or two. You’ll have to research the type of tree that you want; how big it will get, does this species grow well in your area, etc.

If you’re going to invest in a green garden space, make sure you have the time to invest in its upkeep. Unkempt and weed-filled garden beds can quickly become an eye-sore.

Light Fixtures

Try adding some new outdoor lighting. Perhaps you have a porch that you want to illuminate differently. It’s important to consider the styling of your home when purchasing light fixtures, so be sure to stick with the theme. You could also try adding lights to a walkway in front of your home. You can dig wires into the ground, or go with a more topical option, of simple solar lights. Some homes with interesting architecture in the front, can look great with a small spotlight or two. Spotlights can even be used on trees in your front yard, just to provide a little warmth.

It doesn’t take much to spruce up the curb appeal of your home, and these are easy projects to do. Adding a new touch doesn’t always take lots of time and money. Consider these options if you’re putting your home onto the market to give it a new look.