Spring is the best time to revitalize your home’s exterior, which means now is the time to give your home some extra attention. Updating your home’s curb appeal is a great home improvement project that also adds value.


There are many low-cost updates you can tackle yourself. In fact, home exterior projects can be relatively affordable and simple to complete.


Before you dive into your first project, objectively evaluate the appearance of your home. Try looking at the front of your house from a home buyer’s perspective. What characteristics are immediately eye-catching? You will want to highlight the features you first identified.


Here are three common exterior improvement ideas to help get you started:



Determine what type of lighting will enhance the look, and safety, of your home. Common exterior lighting includes pathway, landscaping, porch, and security lights. If you are adding a front porch fixture, make sure the size is proportionate to your space to create a sleek and inviting look. The fixture you select also should provide proper illumination. Also, check the availability of outdoor outlets; you may need to consider solar powered outdoor lighting.



Does the paint look faded, chipped, and cracked? Or worse, is the color out of date?  Simply changing the color of the front door, garage door, windows, and trim can refresh the exterior of your home. If your door is weather worn or beyond repair, consider replacing it. While purchasing a new door is an expense, it adds instant curb appeal.



A well-manicured lawn can make all the difference in beautifying your home. If your yard needs attention, start with a basic clean-up. Prune trees, trim shrubs, and remove weeds to give your yard a fresh look. Adding new plants and flowers will add more flourish, but select plants carefully to reduce future maintenance. There are plenty of ways to keep your grass healthy and green. Find low-maintenance lawn care tips at TheLawnInstitute.org.


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