The way your home looks to passers-by can either be warm and inviting, or it can alternatively send the message for them to go away and never come back. While it might seem cliche’, curb appeal says a lot about a home.

The good news is that, if your home needs a bit of a face list in the curb appeal department, there are a myriad of things you can do without having to spend a lot of money in the process. For instance, simply giving the front door a fresh coat of paint can do wonders.

In most cases, you can pick up a gallon of paint and a few brushes for under $50. Here, you might consider going with a bold color in order to really make it stand out and look inviting. And, if you want to add to the appealing nature, you could also touch up the shutters and / or exterior trim.

Adding Curb Appeal on a Tight BudgetHow the mailbox looks can also make or break your home’s curb appeal. That’s because this is oftentimes the first thing people see as they pull up. An old, rusting box can signal a “worn out” look. But, by replacing the mailbox – or even adding a fresh coat of paint to the current one – can make a significant difference. The total cost here – usually less than $20.

If you don’t already have a few nice, colorful plants in front of your home, placing some there can also really upgrade the overall look and feel. In this case, you could even coordinate these with the season of the year, such as leaning towards fall colors as Halloween and Thanksgiving approach.

Not sure how the right curb appeal can add value to your home? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to offer more ideas, as well as provide you with the estimated worth of your current residence.