7 Simple Curb Appeal Ideas for Your Home’s Exterior

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

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