5 Tips for Creating Curb Appeal You’ll Love

Achieving the perfect curb appeal that reflects your home and personality can be very rewarding. Having an exterior that you love can help you feel more at home and will also increase your property value if you ever wish to sell. We’re sharing some low-cost tips to help you achieve the curb appeal of your dreams.


Tidy Up

As winter comes to an end, clearing any limbs or debris from your yard will help make it look less cluttered. Odds are your home may have accumulated dirt and grime from the season which can be easily fixed by using a power washer. Remember to steer clear from windows and doors as you don’t want to strip the caulking. For windows and doors, a simple rinse with the garden hose will do the trick.


Touch Up

A fresh coat of paint is always a quick and easy tip to make your exterior pop. Try focusing on painting the accents such as shutters, doors, and any trim work. Not only is paint a simple trick but it’s also super affordable. To save even more money, buy your paint around certain holidays such as 4th of July and Memorial Day when hardware stores run the best sales of the season.


Update Your Patio Furniture

Patio furniture is a way to add a cozy and warm touch to your front porch. Add neutral colors that compliment your home’s exterior while creating an inviting environment. If your porch is big enough, think about adding a swing or hanging chair to make it a fun spot to hang with friends and family.


Replace Your Door

Many homes come with a standard door with no frills, but an easy way to make your home stand out is to change up the front door. Consider going with options that fit your home’s style whether it be traditional, coastal, craftsman, etc. Alternatively, you can certainly opt for a door that lets light through to the inside to create a lighter and brighter entryway.


Mailbox Facelift

Most homeowners don’t really put a lot of effort into the upkeep of their mailbox area. One way to spruce this up is updating the mailbox itself. This can be done by adding a fresh coat of paint to the mailbox or by adding new house numbers and embellishments. Also, consider planting seasonal flowers to add a pop of color to this spot.

We hope you enjoyed learning about easy and affordable ways to create curb appeal that you’ll love. If you’re looking to relocate to the beach, visit our website to view our current listings. If you’re not planning to purchase a beach home, we hope you’ll consider the Bolivar Peninsula for your next vacation. If you’re interested in getting away to our beautiful 27 mile stretch of Bolivar Peninsula, check out our rentals. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest and greatest news from Swedes Real Estate. We hope to see you soon! Book our Bolivar Peninsula vacation rentals today!