The Fastest of Fixes: How to Increase Curb Appeal in Just a Couple of Hours

The Fastest of Fixes: How to Increase Curb Appeal in Just a Couple of Hours

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Dabney Frake
Jul 8, 2015

There are elaborate fence projects, landscaping plans, and new poured concrete sidewalks, and then there are the rest of us. We want our home exteriors to look better, but we don't want to spend a month —even a weekend — working on them. Here are the fastest of fixes for lousy curb appeal, and they take only a couple of hours out of your day.

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Just a quick color change can take your boring door to a whole, new level. Just look at the punch that this bold red door gives to this home's exterior.

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Add a simple painted stripe to your outdoor steps, and go as subtle or as bold as you please.

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Spray paint your house numbers on the sidewalk. It will make your home easier for guests to find, and it's a colorful and creative addition to the front of the house.

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Planters full of greenery, or container gardens, are always a solid choice for a not-so-great-outdoor space; they add life to a small area, yet don't take up too much room.

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Alison over at Henhouse has some great advice on how to plant window boxes, which add instant color and cheer to your exterior.

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Add some twinkly fairy lights to make it more festive and welcoming to visitors at night.

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