Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal With These 4 Tips

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal With These 4 Tips

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The curb appeal of your home can say a lot about you; even if you don’t want to pack up, sell, and move on, making your home look inviting from the outside can be extremely beneficial. In the first instance, good curb appeal can be an excellent way to get your home to sell faster when on the market and achieve a higher sale price. But more importantly, having a home you are happy to look at and see when you come and go each day can boost your mental health and make you feel good about the house you live in.

So, how can you improve your curb appeal?

Cleaning and Maintenance

An easy way to make your home look good from the outside is to give it a good clean and take care of any maintenance tasks it might need. This can be jet washing all paving and the exterior of your home and/or garage. It can be cleaning the windows and front doors or hosing off the fence.

Taking care of any small maintenance jobs such as repairing damage to fences, mowing and weeding the lawn or bedding areas, and tidying up can instantly give it a makeover, improve its aesthetic appeal, and make it safer to use, too.


Your windows are the eyes of your home and one of the first things people look at when coming to your home. If you want to boost your curb appeal, then you need to pay attention to what your windows say about you. Replace any worn or damaged windows or frames with newer, more secure options. Add window dressings internally and externally if you wish to. From Custom Shutters to increase privacy and security too to blinds, curtains, or even adding a stained glass effect on certain windows for added wow and uniqueness.

Feature Lighting

Lighting can instantly change how your home’s exterior looks. Even during the day. The right feature lighting can add a focal point when not in use and a practical security element after dark; you can opt for bright security lighting if you care about trespassers, or you can choose to add hanging lights around a porch or front door, lights in planters; both real and artificial displays, you can hang lights, add lamppost or a feature light in the shape of an animal or statue. It’s entirely up to you but lighting can be just what you need to make your home’s exterior look good again.

New Front Door

Nothing says welcome quite like a nice front door. And if the door to enter your home is looking a little shabby and uninviting, then it might be time to change it up. If it’s structurally sound and functioning, then painting it or adding some decorative items to it can be a great way to update its appearance. But if it’s not fit for purpose, then you might be best investing in a new door to help you improve security and provide a nice welcome home for yourself and those who come to visit you.

Improving your curb appeal can have many benefits and can be done in many different ways. You need to ensure that the outside flows with the interior and is representative of what people can find when entering your home From new lighting to updated doors and windows, there are plenty of ways you can get started in improving your curb appeal.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).