Spring is in the air and it’s time to amp up your curb appeal. There is no impression like a first impression. Spring is the best time to work on the exterior of your home. Here are a few tips on how to maximize your outdoor budget this spring. 

1. Go Green 

Adding greenery or some florals is an easy and affordable way to add instant liveliness and fullness. Whether you keep it subtle with some plants, wreathes, flower boxes or multiple planters, greens are key to quick curb appeal. 

Adding large potted plants can add height, symmetry and help pave a path. It’s as easy as two matching pots and plants on either side of the door, drive, or even garage. 

2. Deck Out the Décor 

Décor is an easy way to elevate your curb appeal and dress up your porch. Consider adding furniture to fit the space and aesthetic, as well as a rug, throw pillows, lanterns, door mats, light blankets, accent tables, etc. to add color to make the exterior of your home pop. Décor helps highlight, add necessary fullness, and accentuate the exterior of your home. 

3. Modernize the Hardware

Upgrading your hardware is a simple way to give the extra “oomph” we all desire. Replace the rusty or old doorknobs with a sleek and modern option that works with the style and color of your home. Most overlook updating the address numbers. Addressing the old address is a simple way to amplify your exterior appeal and add instant glam. 

4. Light It Up

Exterior light fixtures can completely change the look and feel of your home. Consider a statement light to brighten up your porch or matching lights on either side of your garage door. Lighting is a simple, yet stylish option to brighten up the architectural details of your home. Whether you go with some sconces or a modern pendant, lighting up your home with some modern fixtures can make it feel new.

5. Landscaping 

Landscaping can be as much or as little as you make it, but here are the landscaping “musts” you must tackle to execute ample curb appeal. 

  1. Edging- Edge a fine line along the driveway, steps, pathways, etc. to give a clean and flawless line. Doing this gives a tidy and bordered affect. 
  2. Pruning- Seems like a given, but pruning the shrubs is a must! Boost curb appeal by removing any dead or damaged stems. Keep your shrubs pruned to a uniform height, going no higher than your waist. 
  3. Fertilize- Fertilize your grass to add a huge impact to your curb appeal. Green grass catches the eye, so fertilize it for a lush effect. 
  4. Mulch- Laying mulch around your shrubs is a cheap way to enhance your greenery and elevate your curb appeal. Get that wow factor with a few bags of mulch to fill up those flower beds. 

We all tend to judge a book by its cover, just as we do a home by its curb appeal. Addressing these areas can give the exterior of your home a fresh and clean look, so you can enjoy it this summer. We all tend to spend more time outside during the warmer months, so take this time to get yours ready for relaxing or hosting! Go beyond a manicured lawn and fine-tune the details to accentuate the exterior of your home and make your guests feel welcomed.