House to House

5 Easy and Affordable Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal

Written by
Ashley Cooper Henriques
Written by
BJ Matthews

1. Pressure Washing

Making sure your house and driveway are clean and tidy is the easiest way to give your home an instant refresh! Pressure wash your brick, siding, garage, and driveway to remove built up dirt, algae, and debris. Be mindful when pressure washing soft surfaces what nozzle you are using. A 40-degree nozzle is recommended for siding, patios, decks etc. as it sprays wider than a 0-degree nozzle.

2. Trim Landscaping

Trimming your hedges and small trees costs you next to nothing and instantly makes your yard appear clean and tidy. Basic hand shears start around $10 and electric shears are around $40 and up. In addition to helping with presentation, making sure your hedges and trees are trimmed will help reduce damage to the exterior of your house.

3. Eliminate Weeds

Pulling weeds from flowerbeds is typically part of your routine spring planting, but that’s not the only area that may need your attention. Pulling or spraying weeds that are growing in cracks of your driveway, sidewalk, and yard can help your lawn appear healthier and not overgrown. Basic weed killer can be purchased starting at $10, but it is important to make sure you get the correct spray for exactly what type of weeds you are trying to tackle.

4. Refresh Flowerbeds

This tip may take more time and money, but it is one of the most effective ways to make your home appealing and inviting! In addition to planting flowers, you can add new garden borders and mulch to really give your flowerbeds an extra boost. Mulch comes in various colors and selecting the color that coordinates with the exterior of your house will help those flowers and shrubs really stand out.

5. Display House Numbers

Making sure your house numbers are displayed and clearly visible is an easy way to make sure your home doesn’t go unnoticed, especially if you are looking to sell. Once that “For Sale” sign goes in your yard, you want to make sure anyone that drives by knows exactly which house to inquire about. It also makes your house easy to find when coming to take tours with their REALTOR®!