10 Easy DIY Ways To Power Up Your Home's Curb Appeal

10 Easy DIY Ways To Power Up Your Home's Curb Appeal

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Nancy Mitchell
May 19, 2016
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Curb appeal is about your home's first impression — the face it presents to the world (and to you, when you come home every day). And while you may think of your home's exterior as something that's difficult to change without investing a lot of money and time, there are actually quite a few (really simple, DIY) things you can do to enhance your home's curb appeal — many of them without even picking up a hammer.

Above, If your front walkway could use a little sprucing up, try this DIY front path makeover from Zen schmen.

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The house numbers that Tiffany painted on the steps to her New Orleans home add a bit of quirky charm.

(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque)

Painting your front door is one of the easiest — and most impactful — things you can do to enhance your home's curb appeal. Painting the door and the trim in different bright colors, as Emily and Andrew did with their New Orleans home, is especially eye-catching.

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Laying plants of different heights and textures in front of your front door (as seen on House & Home) is a great way to boost your home's appeal — and a great option for renters as well as those who don't have a yard.

(Image credit: Ella Claire)
(Image credit: Ella Claire)

Add some cottagey charm to your house with these DIY windowboxes from Ella Claire.

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Screen doors are incredibly practical in warmer climates, and they don't have to be unattractive — try this Chippendale-inspired DIY from Hometalk.

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This screen of potted plants, from BHG, is a great way to add a little privacy, or just a little green, to your front porch.

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If you admire those modern house numbers but don't feel like splurging for a set, try this DIY version from Curbly.

(Image credit: The DIY Mommy)
(Image credit: The DIY Mommy)

Christina from The DIY Mommy added a little extra appeal to her front porch by beefing up her columns.

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Here's a sweet little project from Hometalk — a painted front stair runner that doesn't involve any construction, just a little paint.

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