Increase The Curb Appeal of Your Home With These Easy DIY Fixes
Spring is the perfect time to undertake some projects around the exterior of your home, and with extra time of your hands you can accomplish these easy DIY tasks.
Spring is a major time of year for home renovations and remodels, and with some added time on your hands this season, you may be able to check some easy DIY remodels off your list. Now that the weather is warming up, consider taking your remodeling efforts outdoors and completing projects that increase your property's curb appeal.
These easy fixes are sure to impress your neighbors and future buyers:
Get out your paintbrush
Paint touch-ups are something every homeowner seems to push off until absolutely necessary, but can completely transform the curb appeal of your home. Grab a can of paint and a brush and meticulously look around your home for areas in needs of a quick touch-up. This includes your home's trim, shutters, frames and even around your porch. A clear spring day is the perfect time to paint outdoor objects because the weather is not too humid or cold - just ensure it's not likely to rain on the day you want to complete this project.
Add exterior lighting
Kiplinger found that 85% of homeowners desire exterior lighting for their property. Not only does it illuminate your landscaping and leave your house looking inviting even after dark, but it also serves as a great safety measure. Lighting up your walkways can help you when navigating your lawn when you come home late and motion sensor lights can deter unwanted guests in the darkness.
There are plenty of available lighting fixtures to match your style and budget, so consider looking into installing a few on your property.
Spruce up your front door with a new shade for the season.
Refresh your front door
A fresh coat of pain can do wonders to your door. As it's usually the first thing guests see when arriving at your home or even just driving by, Better Homes & Garden recommends dressing it up. Choose a bright color for spring or another shade that complements the style, siding and landscape of your home. Don't forget to change out the hardware as well!
Pressure wash your siding
If you want the exterior of your home to look refreshed without a major remodel, consider investing in a pressure washer. This handy tool can scour away dirt, grime and powdery pigment from old paint without compromising the integrity of your siding. The Family Handyman recommended using a pressure washer on vinyl, aluminum siding and masonry but not on hardwood siding and ensure you don't turn the setting up too high to avoid removing paint.
While you're at it, pressure wash other surfaces like your walkways and porch for a complete wash of your home's exterior.
Create an outdoor living space
Finally, try your hand at sprucing up or creating an outdoor living space. A designated patio or even a few lawn chairs and some purposeful landscaping can create an oasis for your family and looks great from the street. If privacy is what you're after though, consider planting some shrubs and greenery to create a more secluded spot.
To learn more about spring financing* options for your home projects, contact your local Vectra Bank representative today.
*Loans subject to credit approval. Terms and conditions apply. See banker for details.