3 Money Saving Ways To Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal


Whether you're trying to sell your home or you simply want to give it a bit of a facelift – boosting your home's curb appeal is one way to accomplish this goal. However, if you're like most owners, you don't always have the extra cash on hand to spend a lot of money painting your home, updating the exterior or some other major project. Don't worry, there are cheaper alternatives that can produce big results.  

Update Your Landscaping

One overnight way to give your home's curb appeal a boost is to update your landscaping. If you don't mind the maintenance, planting a bed of beautiful flowers is a great start as it can add vibrancy to the exterior. If you don't have much of a green thumb or don't have a lot of time to spend tending to your flowers, shrubs are another option.

To save money, spend some time online researching different landscaping designs that you like and what works best for your climate so that you can do all the work yourself rather than paying to have a professional design and install your landscaping ideas for you.

Install An Aluminum Fence

A beautiful wrought iron fence adds sophistication, style and a sense of uniqueness to any home. However, it would be unfair to not also mention the fact that they come with a high cost and a fair level of maintenance. You can get the look of a wrought iron for a fraction of the cost in terms of money and maintenance with an aluminum fence.

Aluminum is resistant to corrosion, allowing it to hold up well in high humidity climates. It also doesn't need to be repainted like wrought iron. Lastly, it can also be designed with a variety of ornate designs like an iron fence to add another level of personalization to your fencing and your home. Just make sure you have a professional, like Fence Pro, install the fence for you.

Update Your Hardware And Fixtures

Another thing you can do to update your home's look is to update your hardware and fixtures. In terms of hardware, you can start by simply adding a new knob on your front door, a new doorbell and even new shutters. Choosing options that are similar in color and style is always a great ideal for a more cohesive look.

In terms of your fixtures, you can update any lights you have around the exterior of your home. If you have an old, rusted light post in the yard, you'd be surprised how much of a boost installing a new fixture can grant you. When completing the step, have an electrician perform the installation for you to prevent damage and ensure your safety.

Instead of thinking you don't have the money to enhance your home's look, consider these and many other low cost ideas. 


1 June 2017

Feel Safe in a New Neighborhood

Eleven years ago, I met the man of my dreams. Unfortunately, he lived seventy-five miles away from my hometown. After dating for nearly a year, we became engaged. Six months after celebrating our engagement, my minister father married us in a beautiful church ceremony. After the wedding, I moved to the home my husband had purchased a few years earlier. Because I was raised in the country, I didn’t immediately feel safe in my new, crowded neighborhood. Have you recently moved into a new neighborhood? Perhaps, you feel uneasy staying at your new home alone. If you’re frightened living in a new place, consider hiring a fence contractor. On this blog, you will discover the best types of fences to install in a residential neighborhood.