Has your home slowly become the tired and worn looking one on the block? Does it feel like there is nothing unique about it, nothing that really stands out and calls to you? Do you feel uninspired as you pull into your driveway each day?
If you’ve answered yes to these questions, there’s a good chance that you’ve been neglecting the curb appeal of your home. But that doesn’t have to stay the case. Here are some simple ways you can spruce it up and breathe life and inspiration into the exterior of your home.
Give the Driveway a Fresh New Look
Another tip is to freshen up your asphalt driveway by re-paving it. Over time, it’s quite normal for an asphalt driveway to show its age in the form of potholes both big and small, low spots that cause pooling of water, cracks that only get bigger each year, and a very faded worn-down look. The weather is extremely destructive on asphalt driveways over time. The snow, ice, freezing, and then thawing cause the ground to shift, and even the sun’s UV rays break down the material.
The thing about your driveway is that it takes up a large amount of real estate in the front of your house, so if it looks worn and old then the whole house takes on that same look.
Invest in Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting is another fabulous way to improve the curb appeal of your home. You can choose to go all out with an elaborate lighting project that uses different types of lights scattered strategically around the property, or keep it simple and just light paths and doorways. No matter how much or how little lighting you add, it’s going to make a big impact.
Clean Up Gardens and Overgrown Trees
Here’s a project that is completely free and just takes a little hard work. Cleaning up all overgrown gardens, bushes, and trees will instantly bring beauty to your property. Not only that but it can allow for more sunlight, help to keep all your gardens healthy and growing, and ensures pathways are kept clear.
Plant New Gardens
Perhaps you don’t need to trim overgrown gardens because you don’t have any. Here’s the thing, greenery is the most natural and easiest way to add curb appeal to any home. Even a small tidy garden with some lovely pops of color will completely transform the look of the house.
If you’ve never created a garden before, be sure to spend a little time thinking carefully about the design and placement of the garden, as well as what you plan to plant in it.
Invest in a New Front Door
If you’ve got a bit more in the budget to spend, then investing in a new front door can be a great option. You’ll be able to choose whatever color and style you want, and instantly modernize the look of the home.
A House You Feel Inspired By
Each of these tips will help you to spruce up the curb appeal and create a look you feel truly inspired by.