So you want to update your exterior, but don’t
have the budget for a full makeover? Here are some easy and affordable ideas to boost
your home’s curb appeal. Start by hiding the unsightly things around
your house…like the hose. Hanging it up is a simple way to make it more accessible
and attractive. Fixed features, like an air conditioning unit,
don’t have to stick out like a sore thumb. Hide them by building a basic screen with
a few pieces of lumber; it’s easy to tailor the height, the width and the look. For an even faster fix use premade panels
of fencing to create a screen you can just set in place. If you ever change your mind,
this project is even removable…which is great for renters! Now let’s move on to the front of your home.
Showcase your windows – with shutters! They’re surprisingly easy and affordable to build
– these are just basic boards joined together and hung on the house.
Whether you build them from scratch or buy them premade, shutters provide a real ‘finished’
feel,.. with styles to suit any home. Want another way to wake up your windows?
Add some extra trim to really complete their look. Trim out a pair, or more…. to provide
more ‘presence’. Trim isn’t just for windows either…you
can also add trim to your door. Bulk it up or add embellishments to really make it pop. Next is a surprisingly dramatic improvement….stone
veneer. Easily added to columns, posts, foundations or stairs… stone veener isn’t just for
the pros anymore. Specially designed panels are easy to mount with screws or adhesive,
bringing the high-end look of stone to any DIYer. Almost any home looks more welcoming with
window boxes filled with flowers. You can keep them simple or make them more decorative,
and you can build your own or buy them premade. 2nd pickup While you’re into improving, don’t forget
to give a little love to your garage…think of your basic door as a blank canvas. Try
painting a pattern, adding some hardware, or using a kit to create the look of carriage
windows. They’re all easy ideas that are much less expensive than a whole new door. Any of these ideas is going to make a big
difference when it comes to improving your home’s exterior…so try one or try them
all, and take your home from a basic before, to an awesome after. Want more great idea’s and how-tos? Just
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