Kicking it to the curb appeal

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: DecorDesign

When you look at your house from the street, does the front feel warm and welcoming? If not, it’s time to boost curb appeal. These simple updates can make a big impact, without requiring a large financial or time investment.

Tidy and trim

Overgrown plants and messy walkways make a front yard look dated. Give your space a facelift by trimming shrubbery or pruning trees. In addition, pulling and treating weeds is important for keeping your lawn looking lush.

It’s also easy to add pizzazz to your home by painting the front door, shutters, garage door and trim in a new, colorful hue. Make sure to select a paint created specifically for exterior projects, like BEHR Marquee Exterior Paint & Primer.

Gorgeous greenery

A few strategic splashes of color add visual interest and character to entryways. The easiest and most affordable way to achieve this is by adding some potted flowering plants.

For green thumbs, consider adding flowerbeds in landscaping around the driveway, sidewalk, walking paths and mailbox. Select affordable flowers from your local nursery that will bloom throughout the season.

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Lovely lighting

Curb appeal shouldn’t disappear as the sun goes down — make sure your home impresses throughout the night with beautiful lighting. Solar lights are more affordable than ever and are an easy addition to walkways and driveway edges.

Under-shrub lighting makes it easy to highlight landscape features at all hours. Finish with a few strings of garden lights on the front porch for a soft glow that illuminates for safety and style.

Driveway facelift

Just a few strategic repairs can bring a dingy driveway back to life. For concrete driveways, rent a power sprayer to wash dirt and grime. Repair any cracks as necessary.

For asphalt driveways, seal cracks and then spread black-top sealer across the surface. This not only provides an appealing uniform black color, it also helps to maintain the driveway’s integrity, and therefore, your investment.

These projects will transform your home’s exterior and boost curb appeal. Plus, each can be done for less than $100. For more home improvement inspiration, visit www.behr.com.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.