If you’re getting ready to sell your home-or inkling to improve your house’s curb appeal-and don’t have a whole lot of money to work with, consider the vast improvements that can be achieved with a simple and inexpensive can of paint. From freshening up your home’s exterior to giving your mailbox a makeover, check out these easy clever ways to boost your curb appeal with paint.
A Paint Facelift
If it’s been awhile since your home’s exterior has received a paint job, freshening up the paint and trim can do wonders for your home’s curb appeal. Faded, peeling paint is a signal of neglect that will send a clear signal to prospective buyers, but a couple of coats of paint can make an older home look brand new.
Freshen Up Front Steps
Old concrete steps can look pretty dingy over time, but getting creative with paint could be just the thing to add colour and increase curb appeal. Freshening up these brightly painted concrete steps, for example, can make a world of difference.
Paint the Planter
If you have an old, weathered planter decorating your front porch, a coat of bright, colourful paint will provide a quick and vibrant way to turn that eyesore into an eye-catching focal point by adding a splash of colour.
It’s easy to forget about the mailbox that collects those bills and flyers day after day, but a rusty, weathered mailbox can stick out like a sore thumb if the rest of your home has been freshly painted. A quick coat of paint can make an old mailbox look like new; and if you’re artistically inclined, a mailbox can be the ideal place for painted illustrations to add a touch of whimsy.
Paint the House Number
If the address numbers of your home have seen better days, painting over them with some bright, vibrant paint can add visual appeal – and will also make it easier for people to find your house!
Refresh Weathered Doorknobs
Older homes may have old doorknobs, which can become rusty and unattractive over the years. An old doorknob such as this one can become shiny and new with nothing but a coat of paint.
Paint an Old Porch Light
A porch light fixture can become pretty rough looking over the years, particularly on an older home, but a simple can of spray paint can shed years from a weathered light fixture – and it’s a lot more inexpensive than replacing it with a new one!
Bold Accent Trim
When giving your home’s paint a refresh, give some thought to the trim. If you’re feeling adventurous, consider a bright colour to provide a vibrant accent to create some extra visual interest and make your home stand out from the rest of the neighbourhood houses.
Add Colour to the Front Door
A drab, dull colour on your home’s front door isn’t particularly inviting. Adding some bright colour to a front door can make all the difference, as the front door is the focal point of your home’s exterior and can really take a house’s curb appeal to the next level.
Paint the Porch Swing
If you have a porch swing as a seating option, a fresh coat of paint will bring the look of the entire front porch to the next level. Go bold with some bright colours to add excitement.
Add Colour to Shutters
If your windows have shutters, consider repainting them with a brighter colour than you may have considered. Brightly coloured shutters will up the “wow” factor by contributing some colourful accents to the exterior of your home.
Add Glam to Garage Door
Don’t forget to consider the garage – a fresh coat of brightly coloured paint can transform an otherwise forgettable garage into a glorious accent that will turn heads and ramp up curb appeal.