Easy Exterior Home Improvements

Easy Exterior Home Improvements

Now that summer is just around the corner, you might be thinking of increasing the curb appeal of your home. Exterior home improvements help create a great first impression of your home. We’ve created a list of some easier exterior home improvements that you can do to quickly increase curb appeal.

Window Boxes

Adding window boxes beneath some of your windows is an excellent way to improve your home's exterior. You can change the content of the boxes to match the seasons. This is a great way to also include more flowers and greenery around your home!

Outdoor Lighting

One simple way to add outdoor lighting is to buy solar powered pathway lights. When you add these leading to your front door, it changes the whole look of your home at nighttime!


If your windows don’t already have shutters, we highly recommend adding some! Shutters can instantly change the exterior of your home, adding a whole new layer of beauty.

Paint your Front Door

Colorful front doors are trendy right now. Painting your front door is cheap, easy, and a great way to add some brightness and flare to the front of your home.

Year Round Wreath

You might have a Christmas wreath up in December, but have you considered other seasonal wreaths? You can make your own, or find one to buy. By keeping the wreath neutral, you can leave it out year-round, or buy a flowering wreath for summertime!

Outdoor Planters

Add some pots of varying sizes filled with flowers and bushes to create a pop of color in the front of your home. It’s also fun to change out the contents of these pots seasonally!

Add a Porch Swing

If you have the space, a porch swing is a wonderful investment. You can enjoy the sights of your neighborhood from your porch swing, and even socialize with your neighbors passing by!

Upgrade your Mailbox

Most people don’t think twice about their mailbox. It’s possible that yours is old and weathered. A new mailbox will add a pop of freshness to the curb appeal!

Add Mulch

If you have flower beds around your home, adding mulch/bark every year will help the ground look fresh and also help keep weeds at bay.

Update your House Number

Replacing your old house number with something more modern and visible will increase the overall appearance of your home! 

Add a Fun Doormat

The doormat is one of the last things guests will see before entering your home, and can set the scene for what’s inside! A custom, seasonal, or sleek doormat can really show off your personal style.
So, which of these easy exterior home improvements will you be implementing this year? Remember, these improvements will also help interest buyers if you choose to sell your home!

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