Looking for something you can do to improve your home without embarking on a huge renovation? A simple, enjoyable improvement project — like sprucing up the exterior of your house — may be just the ticket you need to get outdoors and do something productive.
On a budget? No worries. Even the smallest exterior touch-ups can make a big impact on the appearance of your home.
Here are four affordable updates you could probably complete in a weekend or two:
1. Repaint Window Trim
Window trim is one of those things that can be overlooked, but the right color makes an impact whether you have shutters or not. Before you buy enough paint for all of your windows, try out a few colors. Do you want a high contrast or a more monochromatic look?
2. Update House Numbers
Whether you’re expecting friends, packages or food delivery, a set of visible, eye-catching house numbers can help ensure their safe arrival. Wood and metal are the traditional options, but lighted numbers are also available for a more modern look.
When selecting the appropriate size, be sure to consider number placement and proximity to the road.
3. Flower Boxes
Want to brighten up a drab exterior quickly? Just add flowers. Window boxes can be used to create symmetry and color, while planters are perfect for accenting steps and walkways and creating an inviting porch or patio space.
4. Yard Ornaments
Yard ornaments can lend a sense of unique personality to an outdoor space, provided you don’t go overboard. Rather than litter your yard with seemingly random flags, bird feeders and garden gnomes, select your outdoor decor carefully. Create a focal point that complements the style of your home.