Increasing the curb appeal of your home has a lot of great benefits. Not only does it showcase your hard work for the neighbors, but it also adds value to your home. Whether you are in the market or not, a beautifully decorated home is inspiring and makes home feel more like home.
Luckily, you don’t need to spend much time or money to increase curb appeal. There are many things you can do yourself, today, that will increase the curb appeal of your home (and increase your home value.) These projects, some simple, and others advanced, all create a home worthy of Pinterest.
It can be easy to avoid working on your home. It seems like there is so much to do and so little time to do everything. If these DIY projects to increase curb appeal don’t inspire you to work on your home, it is hard to say what will. There are some really simple things you can do that will make your home look entirely different. We have compiled the top 40 DIY projects that add life and flair to your home. Building the home of your dreams starts today.
1. Front Porch Light Makeover
Just by replacing the lights on your front porch, you can create a more visually appealing home.
2. Gel Stain Your Garage Door
When people look at your home from the curb, there is no way they can avoid looking at the garage. Why not make it look more appealing? Just by adding gel stain, you can update the look of your garage.
3. Update Your Front Door.
Giving your front door a makeover is a guaranteed way to increase curb appeal. Give it a much needed repaint and adding some decorative letters or your address number.
4. Make Your Own Concrete Garden Globes
Concrete garden globes look great, but they can be expensive. Turns out you can make your own for under $15! This is something to try.
5. Camouflage your AC Unit
If your AC unit is visible from the curb, camouflaging it will add a nice look to your house. You can plant some shrubs or add a lattice.
6. Build a Front Porch Cover
This one is for some of you more experienced DIYers out there, but it can be done. This is a great way to add an entire new look to your home.
7. Paint Stripes on Your Steps
This one you can do today, assuming it is not raining. This gives your front porch a converted look and adds a nice curb appeal to your home.
8.Make Some House Number Flower Pots
Super easy and appealing. Take a few flower pots and paint your address on them. Position them towards the street.
9. Build Your Own Paver Path
This one takes some time, but it is definitely worth it. You can use any style of brick or stone that matches the look of your house, so there is room to be creative here.
10. Build Your Own Pergola
Thats right, you can easily build your own garden archway over your garage. Gives your home a unique look.
11. Build a Slate Tile Entry
Installing a slate tile entry is a great way to increase curb appeal. It can be done without hiring a costly renovation team!
12. Stain Concrete to Look Like Tile
If you don’t have a lot of time to install tile, you can use a special stain that gives concrete the appearance of tile.
13. Make Your Own House Number Plaque
There are many ways to get creative here. This can easily be done just using some common craft materials.
14. Build a Floating Deck
I have always loved floating decks and they are a great way to add curb appeal to your home. They are not as difficult to make as you think!
15. Make Your Own Welcome Column
There is no better way to greet your guests and increase curb appeal than a custom welcome column!
16. DIY Address Number Wall Planter
This project is looks great and does not take a lot of time. You too can create your own address number wall planter!
17. Install Your Own Wood Shutters
Everybody loves the look of wood shutters. Using a few common materials you can easily make your own.
18. Make Your Own Front Porch Decorative Ladder
Building a decorative ladder for your front porch is a simple and unique way to increase curb appeal. Made with real brush!
19. Create a Monogrammed Welcome Mat
Give your front porch a touch of you with a monogrammed welcome mat. This is the first thing people will notice when they visit!
20. Make a Garden Hose Holder
Instead of getting out the hose and installing it every time you need to use it or leaving it in the yard, why not build a garden hose holder? Beautiful and functional.
21. Hide Utility Boxes Using Wooden Screens
Get rid of those ugly looking utility boxes without actually removing them. You can build your own wood screens that hide them from view.
22. Make Your Own Birdbath
Increase curb appeal and invite birds to your yard by making your own custom birdbath.
23. Install Your Own Pallet Swing
Cozy up your front porch by building your own pallet swing. A great piece of furniture to enjoy the outdoors!
24. Build Modern Floating House Numbers
A super cool and easy way to showcase your address number and add a modern flair to your home.
25. Make a Window Box
Spice up your windows by adding a window box. Then add soil and plant your favorite flowers! A great curb appeal idea.
26. Give Your Mailbox a Makeover
A mailbox makeover is great for curb appeal because your mailbox is the closest thing to the curb. Treating your mailbox to makeover makes your entire house more appealing.
27. Build a Planter Box For Your Porch
A planter box is a charming way to increase the curb appeal of your home. By using a bright color, you can draw attention to your porch.
28. Build an Address Post
Building your own address post is an easy way to customize your home. You can also make your mailbox post more appealing.
29. Plant a Tree
Planting a tree is a fun and easy way to add curb appeal to your house. It can also add a sense of privacy. Buying a pre-grown tree can costs under $50.
30. Hand-make Your Own Shutters
Using your hands, some wood, and a few simple tools, you can customize your windows with these beautiful home-made shutters.
31. Lay a Custom Brick Path
Brick paths are very appealing and add a great look to your yard. You can also get creative by choosing your own brick style.
32. Update Your Garage Door Using $10 Hardware
If you have $10 and 15 minutes, you can make your own carriage style garage doors. A cheap and timely way to add curb appeal!
33. Edge Your Garden With Brick
Putting some brick edging around your garden is a great way to protect your plants and increase curb appeal.
34. Pave a Lava Rock Path
Regular stone walking paths are boring. Adding lava rock is a fun and unique way to brighten up your home! Can be done for under $50 (depending on the size of your yard).
35. Build a Bench Storage Box
A cool way to spice up your porch and store things that you would like to keep outside. Works great for garden tools and hoses!
36. Install Faux Stone Panels
A great way to cover up concrete edging around your home. Will make any home look completely different!
37. Make Your Own Concrete Planters
If flower pots aren’t your thing, and you want a more permanent solution, concrete planters are the way to go. No need to head to the store, you can make these yourself!
38. Use Wine Bottles as Edging
Put those old wine bottles to good use and use them as edging. A cheap way to spice up your yard.
39. Build a Tree Bench
One of my personal favorites. Build your own tree bench to spend endless hours in your yard enjoying the weather.
40. Build a Slat Screen
Building a slat screen adds privacy to your porch and is a great way to increase curb appeal. What more could you want?
What way to increase curb appeal are you going to try? Let us know in the comments below!
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