Adding some curb appeal to your home doesn’t have to mean breaking ground or breaking the bank. With a few hours of an afternoon, or over a weekend, you can add some personality and make your home stand out on your block.


Small Brown House


1. Paint

Painting the door, trim and shutters takes between four and six hours, and uses only a few gallons of paint. Be sure to choose a color that is complementary to the rest of the house. Choose something lighter or darker, but in the same color family, or go with a bold color for the door. A fresh coat of white paint is also a smart option to go with. Tip: If your garage door faces the street, or is part of the facade of your home, make sure you give it a fresh coat of paint, too.

Woman and Man Painting House Exterior


2. Pressure Wash the House

Giving your home a good wash down can give it an instant facelift. You can even do the pressure washing in stages. Start with the front of the house, then the sides, then move to the rear area. Be sure to wash the front walkway, too. Over a weekend, you can break this down into chunks of work time, and still get in some R&R.

Pressure Wash Siding


3. Clear the Clutter

Remove clutter from the yard, driveway and corners like near the garage, the front porch or areas near the front door. Remember, first impressions count, especially from foot traffic of people who may end up being a prospective buyer.

Clearing Yard Clutter


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