3 DIY Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal

Whether you’re looking to sell your home, have just moved into your dream house, or simply want to take your property to the next level, curb appeal is a vital part of making your space the best it can be. Even if you’re new to home improvement or don’t have the greenest thumb, there are a multitude of ways to make your front yard shine. These DIY projects can be done in just a weekend and will have a huge impact when it comes to beautifying your home’s street-facing facade. Whether gardening or painting is more your speed, you’re sure to find something in this guide you’ll feel confident tackling. Here’s how to get started!

1. Landscaping

The key to successful landscaping is to keep everything clean and well-maintained. Rent a power washer for your walkway and borders to make them shine, and rake up any leaves on your lawn or pull any weeds invading your garden. When spring hits, plant some colorful flowers to welcome people as they enter your house. In addition to smaller flowers, large shrubs and hydrangeas can be early seen from the sidewalk. Since Southern California doesn’t get much precipitation, research plants that don’t require as much water.

2. Water Features 

Speaking of water, a fountain or birdbath can do wonders for a yard’s ambiance. Not only is the feature itself a draw, but it will also attract animals such as hummingbirds and dragonflies. Before you install one, make sure you know how to take care of it and keep it clean. For example, a sprinkler head drip line will keep the water level up during hot summers, and feeder goldfish can prevent mosquitoes from surrounding it. In terms of maintenance, in the summertime, pump out the water about once a month to do water replacement and light cleaning. Once a year, drain the fountain completely and thoroughly clean any decorative rocks or stones inside to keep it looking gorgeous.

3. Front Door 

A front door replacement is a home update with one of the biggest ROIs. However, even if you don’t want to replace your door entirely, you can still reap the benefits by sprucing up the one you already have. To repaint your door, buff sand the old coating, then wipe clean with a rag and denatured alcohol. After that, use Zinnser's alcohol shellac primer and apply a finish coat with this ProClassic Interior Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd. To finish it off, brush the doors with a soft bristle Purdy brush. This paint and roller combination will lay down as smooth as a sprayed door, giving your curb appeal a drastic facelift without costing you much time or money.

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