4 Quick, Affordable Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Curb Appeal

Could your home benefit from a boost of curb appeal?

After all, your home’s exterior is what most of the world (or at least the neighborhood) sees, and you want to create a strong, lasting first impression.

Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or looking to increase its value, you can do it easily and affordably with a few simple tricks.

Take a look at these four projects to help your house make a best-in-class first impression.

Painting a door
Just a freshly painted front door can make a big impact.

1. Give Your Doors a Makeover

Your front door sets the mood for the rest of your home’s appearance. Instead of going with a color that blends in with the rest of the house, opt for a bold color to enhance your home’s style.

Painting your front door is an easy do-it-yourself project and only costs about $75, although a door installation contractor could also do the job.

New door and hardware

2. Add New Hardware

Upgrading your front door’s hardware is a simple, cost-effective way to add curb appeal to your home.

You can choose from a variety of colors and metal types, like silver, gold, satin nickel, copper, oiled bronze, and more.

Plus, hardware comes in many shapes and sizes. With all of these options to choose from, you can easily find hardware to match your personal style and enhance your home’s aesthetic.


  1. “Only” $75 for paint for one door? That’s not quite “inexpensive” for me. How about:

    Measure your door’s area to be painted. Add 10% to your area to be on the safe side and to have some paint left for touch-ups. Then take that in-square-feet number with you and find a small can of paint, or two small cans, the label(s) of which say they’ll cover that area. Then paint.


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