When you move into a new home from Wright Home, it’s stunning, clean, and fresh. However, it doesn’t always stay that way. Life happens. That’s when it’s time to make a change. The good news is there are a lot of affordable ways to increase your home’s curb appeal. And if the time ever comes to sell your home, keeping up with your home curb appeal will make selling the house much easier.
Boost Home Curb Appeal
Weed the Yard
Weeds can be one of the biggest ways your home curb appeal can go down – but it doesn’t take much to fix that. Grab a bucket and spend an hour weeding your front flower beds. And don’t forget to catch the ones growing up around the sidewalk and driveway. One afternoon weeding here and there will help your property look cared for and clean.
If you really want to go the extra mile, you might need to spend a little money. Purchase some weed killer and spray those weeds so they’re easier to pull out and throw away. And don’t forget to toss those weeds in the green waste bin.
Put Away the Clutter
A huge difference between a house with curb appeal and a house without curb appeal is clutter. Leaving bikes, toys, sidewalk chalk, or tools lying around won’t impress anyone on the street.
Additionally, having RV’s, broken down cars, or trailers in your driveway or on the street can make your house look cluttered and messy as well. If you have RV’s, broken cars, or trailers, try making space in a garage for them, or find a new place to park them.
Love Your Lawn
You know that neighbor whose lawn always looks perfect? They probably make sure that it’s mown regularly. For the best lawn appearance, mow every week and keep the length to about 2.5 to 3 inches in the summer.
Your lawn should be watered regularly as well, but remember, many people overwater their lawns. Most grass only needs up to about 1.5 inches of water each week. Be conscious of the water you use, and be prepared to cut down during droughts.
Clean Up After Pets
We love our cuddly furbabies. But when you’re trying to increase your home curb appeal, pay attention to what your pets do outside – and where they go outside. Your cat might scratch up the trees around your yard, or your dog might enjoy digging up your flower beds. Try training your pets not to do things like that, but if that doesn’t work, you could fence off parts of your yard for your pet.
Pets make other messes outside too. This could be another good reason to fence off an area of the yard just for your pet. They’ll still be able to enjoy their time outside, and you will only have a small section of the yard to tidy up after them.
Fix Up the Mailbox
Your mailbox spends all day outside in every kind of weather. That means it can gather rust, loose paint, and even start to tip. Because it sits right in front of your house, it affects your home’s curb appeal.
Buy some paint, vinegar, and scouring pads, then go to work. Pour vinegar on the metal and scrub off the rust with the scouring pad. Once the rust is off, wash it off with some water and dry well. Then add your fresh coat of paint, and your mailbox will look like new. Don’t forget to add a protective coat after to keep the rust away longer.
You can buy all of this for as low as $25.00, and the best part is that you’ll probably have leftover paint, vinegar, and scouring pads, so if you ever need to fix up the mailbox again, or have another project that needs those tools, you won’t have to spend the money all over again.
Paint the House Trim
While you’re at the paint store, why not grab some paint for the trim of your house? Or even the front railings? Touching up those spots of peeling paint will keep your house looking new, and it’s such an easy way to boost home curb appeal. Depending on the size of the paint bucket and the brand, you could find paint for around $35.00. Some brands are a lot more expensive, so pay attention and do your research.
Live the Right Way With Wright Homes
Whether you use some or all of these ideas to boost your home curb appeal on a budget, the best thing you could to boost your home curb appeal is to start off with a home built by Wright Homes. With our quality materials, advanced products, and solid building practices, you’ll be adding home curb appeal to the best homes out there.