I hope you had a great weekend! Ours was PRETTY CRAZY! I would share more details, but it would seriously take me two hours, but basically, we thought we had our house sold and then the next day, we found out we didn’t. It was quite an emotional roller coaster ride! WHEW!
So today, I have felt mentally and physically exhausted! As I have said before, selling your house is a LOT of work!
Since our house is on the market, we have been going around our house finishing all of our “unfinished” projects. We’ve added lighting, lots of caulk, and new coats of paint. We have cleaned out our crawl space and brought it up to code, and we have cleaned out our messy closets. Lots and lots of work!
It made me think of one of the most important things we can do to help us sell our home, and that is boost our home’s curb appeal! Many buyers have already made up their mind about your home before they even walk in the front door! So it is super important to spend some time sprucing up the exterior of your home to make visitors feel more welcome.
Here are 6 tips that I have done to my own home to boost curb appeal:
1. Give your mailbox a makeover!
Several years ago, we gave our sad little mailbox a makeover! It was a quick little fix, but it made a huge impact. CLICK HERE or click on the picture below to see how we did it!
2. Add DIY Wood Shutters!
Our home did not have matching shutters on the house when we bought it. So after we painted the brick on our home, we decided to make our own shutters.
You can see the difference it made in the picture below. CLICK HERE to see the tutorial.
3. Add Window Boxes!
Another little touch we added to the two windows on our front porch is window boxes! I absolutely LOVE them, and they are really easy to maintain. I switch out the flowers for each season, and they add such a welcoming touch when you visit our home.
These are the ones I have…
I painted mine Valspar’s “Ebony Fields” to match my shutters.
If you don’t want to buy them, I have a post about how you can make your own! CLICK HERE to see the tutorial.
4. Add a New Door Mat!
5. Add a Place to Sip Sweet Tea!
In the south, we like to sit on our front porches and sip some sweet tea! In order to do that, you need a bench, swing, or rocking chair. Heck, I wish I had room for all three!
For me, I added a bench to my front porch. I found it at a yard sale years ago, and it was aqua, so I spray painted it black.
My mom always loved rocking chairs on her front porches, similar to these…
I’ve always dreamed about having a porch swing. If I did right now, I would want a bed swing like the one below…
6. Lastly, Paint Your Front Door!
I have wooden doors on my front porch, so I don’t want to paint them. But if you have a standard metal door that needs a facelift, give it a new coat of paint!
Well, those are my top 6 ideas to boost your curb appeal!
Let me know if you have tried any of these ideas or if you have a new idea to share with the rest of us!