7 Simple Curb Appeal Ideas for Your Home’s Exterior Transcript 0:00 So you want to update your exterior, but don’t have the budget for a full makeover? Here 0:06 are some easy and affordable ideas to boost your home’s curb appeal. 0:10 Start by hiding the unsightly things around your house…like the hose. Hanging it up 0:15 is a simple way to make it more accessible and attractive. 0:20 Fixed features, like an air conditioning unit, don’t have to stick out like a sore thumb. 0:24 Hide them by building a basic screen with a few pieces of lumber; it’s easy to tailor 0:29 the height, the width and the look. 0:32 For an even faster fix use premade panels of fencing to create a screen you can just 0:37 set in place. If you ever change your mind, this project is even removable…which is 0:42 great for renters! 0:43 Now let’s move on to the front of your home. Showcase your windows – with shutters! They’re 0:48 surprisingly easy and affordable to build – these are just basic boards joined together 0:54 and hung on the house. Whether you build them from scratch or buy 0:57 them premade, shutters provide a real ‘finished’ feel,.. with styles to suit any home. 1:04 Want another way to wake up your windows? Add some extra trim to really complete their 1:09 look. Trim out a pair, or more…. to provide more ‘presence’. 1:14 Trim isn’t just for windows either…you can also add trim to your door. Bulk it up 1:19 or add embellishments to really make it pop. 1:22 Next is a surprisingly dramatic improvement….stone veneer. Easily added to columns, posts, foundations 1:30 or stairs… stone veener isn’t just for the pros anymore. Specially designed panels 1:36 are easy to mount with screws or adhesive, bringing the high-end look of stone to any 1:41 DIYer. 1:42 Almost any home looks more welcoming with window boxes filled with flowers. You can 1:47 keep them simple or make them more decorative, and you can build your own or buy them premade. 1:52 2nd pickup 1:53 While you’re into improving, don’t forget to give a little love to your garage…think 1:57 of your basic door as a blank canvas. Try painting a pattern, adding some hardware, 2:04 or using a kit to create the look of carriage windows. They’re all easy ideas that are 2:10 much less expensive than a whole new door. 2:13 Any of these ideas is going to make a big difference when it comes to improving your 2:18 home’s exterior…so try one or try them all, and take your home from a basic before, 2:23 to an awesome after. 2:27 Want more great idea’s and how-tos? Just click to subscribe. Next up, tackle your backyard 2:33 with these easy projects.