Affordable Curb Appeal

Updated: Mar 22

Spring is almost here! Now is the time to start thinking about refreshing your curb appeal. Giving your home an affordable face-lift for the warmer weather ahead will not only make you happy to walk in the door -- your neighbors could thank you too. ;)


OK - so what can you do to affordably update your curb appeal? Here's a few ideas:


PAINTING THE FRONT DOOR

Not sure what color? There are endless possibilities! A front door can say a lot about who you are -- so choose wisely (no pressure)!

Photo Cred: Millhaven Homes

Photo Cred: House of Turquoise

Photo Cred: Home Stories A to Z

Photo Cred: Home Stories A to Z


If it's your first time, here's a quick tip (see diagram below) for painting your door:

Photo Cred: Ugly Duckling House


UPGRADING YOUR FRONT DOOR HARDWARE

The front door is essentially a handshake into your home. What does your handshake say about you? Think about giving your home's handshake a firm upgrade:

Photo Cred: Elana Loo



Photo Cred: Build.com


I LOVE build.com - this website is clean and simple to use. They have everything you may need for updating your home with a variety of style options, finishes and budgets. Check them out!


UPDATING YOUR FRONT DOOR LIGHT FIXTURES

Keep in mind the finish. If your door knob is black, the light fixture should be black. If your door knob is brass, find a light fixture with brass finishes as well. Stainless steel goes with stainless steel...oil rubbed bronze with oil rubbed bronze...chrome with chrome, you get the idea, right?


After you've found a light you like -- do you need to adjust the location? It may be tough to do if you're simply replacing the light. BUT keep the exterior light rule in mind if you're making a bigger change. This Old House illustrates the placement rule perfectly below:


ADD SEASONAL DECORATION

It doesn't take much! I'm all about symmetry but if your space doesn't allow it, here is one way to decorate your front porch:

Photo Cred: Kindred Vintage Co.


If your style is a high contrast look like this, you can find the industrial looking black lanterns and tall white candles at IKEA.


Photo Cred: Liz Marie


The tall faux Murraya plant and farmhouse potter are also found at IKEA!


Photo Cred: Doran Taylor Interior Design + C. Tony Baros



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Thanks for stopping by!

Stephanie

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