How to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

Whether you are thinking about selling your home, or just looking forward to spending more time outside, springtime is a great time to think about your home's curb appeal. After all, the outside of your home is the last thing you see when you leave, and the first thing you see when you return.

Front porch with rocking chairs and container plants.
Exterior home lighting
Home exterior with window boxes
Planters at entryway

How your home's exterior looks is as important as the interior.

What are some great ways to improve the curb appeal of your home? We're glad you asked, because we have some great ideas for you, they might not be brand new, but they are tried and true.

Let's Start at the End of the Driveway

How is your mailbox post looking? Could you use an address sign? These are simple items to upgrade or refresh that make a great first impression.

Decorative address signs
Mailbox posts

Make a great first impression with decorative sign posts and mailbox posts.

After Dark

As night falls, how is the visibility around your home? How well lit is your driveway, front porch, garage, and walkway to your home? Add some incredible looking landscape lights to highlight all of the beautiful plantings and scape designs you've created. A well-lit home is also a secure home. Installing outdoor lighting on your garage and by the front door and on pathways encourage those whose company you want to come on in, but deters those you haven't invited from invading your space.

Entryway lighting
Matching lamp post and porch light
Landscape lighting

A well-lit home is inviting and safe.

Add Color and Interest with Container Plants

Those of you who have a green thumb, and for those who don't, will appreciate the added beauty of a planter or a window box. You can fill these with low-maintenance plants such as petunias, impatiens, or marigolds, or create more elaborate potted displays by combining a variety of plants in each container. Remember, the bigger the pot, the more your plantings will thrive.

Window Boxes

Get creative with mixing a variety of plants or keep it simple with one variety of eye-catching flowers.

Have Fun with Placement

You can also be creative with where you place these items. Think a window box is only good for windows? Take a look at your porch or deck rail. These locations provide great opportunities to feature plants that will enhance your outdoor living space.

Planters look great just about anywhere, by the front door, on the patio, or bookending a pathway. They can even be placed within a ground planting to add some different heights and points of interest to your garden.

Planters decorate a wall
Planters framing entry way
Planters used in landscape.

Planters look great just about anywhere.

Paint Your Front Door

An easy idea to enhance your home's curb appeal is to paint the front door. We all appreciate the impact that a well-chosen paint color has on the overall impression of your home. What color is the right one for your home? Well, that really just depends. Check out other people's front doors and see what appeals to you. You will find a lot of information out there on how to choose the right color, but what it really comes down to is what puts a smile on your face. That's the color you should paint your door.

Colorful front doors.

Paint your door the color that makes you happy.

These are some of the most appealing and easiest ways to increase the curb appeal of your home. Try a few of them out, and every time you leave or come home, you will be glad that you did.