16 Budget-Friendly Curb Appeal Ideas Anyone Can Do

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The curb of your yard, and what can be seen from it, is often overlooked by homeowners. If you want to sell your house, it doesn’t hurt to have some serious visual appeal that captures approval at a distance. We’re going to get you rolling with some great ideas to accomplish that mission, while not having to break the bank.


1. Is your house rockin’ an ugly cement foundation? Remedy the eyesore with some faux stone paneling.

Stone and Brick Accent Wall Projects | Decorating Your Small Space:

 

2. Electric boxes, piping, and meters are all items that shouldn’t be standing out so starkly. Fix ‘em up with a color-matched paint job.

Need a guide? Check here.

 

3. Has your front door ever made you feel like turning around and going the other way?

Instead of spending a lot more money to replace it, try a healthy coating of paint and some outer molding made of foam. It’s inexpensive by comparison, but just look at the amazing difference it can make. Don’t know how to tackle something like this? Here’s the DIY.

17 Impressive Curb Appeal Ideas (cheap and easy!):

 

4. It’s always pleasant to sit up against a big tree and read a book. It’s even better when you don’t have to worry about ants or grass stains.

If you have a big old beautiful tree in your yard, build your own custom tree bench around it!:

Here’s a DIY for building an amazing tree bench.

 

5. Air conditioning units are an eyesore, no matter how you slice it. Here's an example of how to thoroughly transform the situation.

And hide your AC unit. | 39 Budget Curb Appeal Ideas That Will Totally Change Your Home:

With a little lattice or some flowering, you can make that big mechanical box essentially disappear.

 

6. Boring walls and windows are easy to spice up with some box planters and flowerbeds.

Add some window boxes. | 39 Budget Curb Appeal Ideas That Will Totally Change Your Home:

 

7. Not much respect is given to mailbox decor. Yet, it’s one of the first things people will likely see when they show up. Might as well make sure they take notice.20 Easy and Cheap DIY Ways to Enhance The Curb Appeal:

Here’s the DIY for this particular makeover.

 

8. Sometimes even a short stone walkway can make a huge difference in visual appeal. This one was created by Naturescapes.

Short Walkway Before/After - Naturescapes:

 

9. You’d be surprised what a difference some simple shutters can make for enhancing your windows, visually. Choose the appropriately contrasting paint and enjoy the eye candy.

Curb-Appeal-before-and-after-4:

 

10. Concrete is so… gray. Here’s a trick. Use some floor stain and tape to give the appearance of tile. Now that’s slick! Learn more here.

Adding Curb Appeal To Your Concrete:

 

11. Are guests having trouble finding your home by the address? Here’s a way to make it near impossible to miss


17 Impressive Curb Appeal Ideas (cheap and easy!) So cute! Definitely going to try some of these out: Flower Tower | by jsheffer:

 
 

12. Pergolas are great for giving you decor that can grow and be pruned to meet your specific needs.

24 Inspiring DIY Backyard Pergola Ideas To Enhance The Outdoor Life:

 

13. Garage doors don’t have to be “blah.” For less than $10, you can add a little something to give your garage some style.

17 Impressive Curb Appeal Ideas (cheap and easy!):

 

 

14. Amazon has some $23 solar powered spotlights that can give some serious illumination to your yard.

 Solar spot lights:

15. Hide the hose! No, that’s not a college drinking game. There are many ways you can have your water hose out of sight and out of mind.

17 Easy and Cheap Curb Appeal Ideas Anyone Can Do:

DIY Bench + Hose Storage  |  Straight to instructions:  http://www.sunset.com/garden/backyard-projects/handsome-bench-hides-a-hose:

Amazon has a number of catchy pots that can do the job for you.

 
 

16. Seriously, can’t we do something about those nasty looking trashcans? Amazon and Plow & Health have some amazing storage sheds that would make Oscar the Grouch feel like he’s living in a condo.

Hide garbage cans:

 

 
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Lisa Hernandez
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Love!

Jan 02, 2017 03:37 PM #1
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This is a nice list... and it is true curb appeal is important to the neighborhood integrity and to selling a home !!!

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I love the post. Thanks for sharing 

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Great tips Lori. I like the second one the best. It's like the unsightly electrical box just disappeared!

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WOW Lori Webster fantastic list of ideas.. and not expensive either.  So many sellers concentrate on the inside of their home, which is important, but the outside is just as important.. and it starts with curb appeal..

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This is a very good, very practical list with great photos to support. Thanks for sharing!

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I love the photos and ideas and that you shared the resources and DIY guides-thank you.

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