Step Up Your Curb Appeal (For Less)

Whether you’re looking to up the selling price of your house, or just give it a new look, upgrading the outside of your home can make a big difference. It can also seem very daunting and pricey. However, this doesn’t have to be the case! There are many small and inexpensive things you can do to instantly improve your home. Here are some ideas you can choose from to step up your curb appeal:

 

1)Painting the front door can create a completely new look for your house. Unsure what color to pick? Try out the app Front Door Paint, which allows you to virtually test out paint colors on your own front door.

front door color? via Magnolia Homes/Fixer Upper:

Here, you can also see some of the “trend” front door colors for 2016.

Here are the top 10 hot colors for doors in 2016. (Photo: Business Wire)

2) Painting those ugly, but necessary, features on the side or back of your home also makes a big difference. Painting electrical boxes the same color as your house will diminish their appearance, making it less noticeable.

Camouflage your ugly electrical boxes. | 39 Budget Curb Appeal Ideas That Will Totally Change Your Home: Camouflage your ugly electrical boxes. | 39 Budget Curb Appeal Ideas That Will Totally Change Your Home:

 

3)Staining your garage door can create a more expensive look when you choose the right color. Check out this amazing project, and try it yourself!

DIY Garage Door Makeover with Stain | DIY Curb Appeal Garage Door Makeover | http://diyready.com/diy-ideas-home-improvement-on-a-budget/:

 

4)Lastly, a simple pressure washing treatment can turn an eye sore into a clean and fresh area, that will appeal to more buyers!

Pressure wash everything! | 39 Budget Curb Appeal Ideas That Will Totally Change Your Home:

 

Trying out one or all of these ideas will surely spruce up your home. Whether you’re doing this for yourself, or potential buyers, it is sure to make a positive impact on your home!

 

DIY Chalkboard Fridge

I love this easy DIY project that turns your refrigerator into a practical and eye-catching piece. Using some chalkboard paint, you can create a space for quick grocery lists and meal ideas. And why hang your child’s artwork on the refrigerator when they can create a new drawing with chalk everyday? Say goodbye to crayon on the walls, and hello to a unique and creative appliance.

21 façons tout simplement magnifiques, d'utiliser la peinture à ardoise dans une cuisine! - Décoration - Des idées de décorations pour votre maison et le bureau - Trucs et Bricolages - Fallait y penser !:

Home Sweet Home

Home Quote 5 Tips for a Space that is Perfectly ~ It surely is~:

A simple phrase, but so important to keep in mind! Finding a house can easily turn into a sequence of calculations and numbers. Although these are important to keep in mind, it is also vital that you find a home that feels right for you and your family!

You may find a house where every room is big, updated, and decorated beautifully. BUT is the layout going to be functional for your family? Is the house in a style you feel comfortable in? What about its potential? Is it a home you could continue to grow in for the long term? These are some important questions to ask yourself when on the search for a new home.

Remember to keep in mind why you are buying, what you want from your house, and how you feel as you walk in the door.