Improving your home’s curb appeal helps make a good first impression on guests or potential home buyers. While it may seem like enhancing the exterior appearance of your home would break the bank, there are many ways to easily improve curb appeal on a budget.

Paint Your Front Door

Chipped or faded front doors can greatly impact your home’s appearance. A fresh coat of paint can give it a quick boost that costs a little as $25. For the best results, try to find a shade that contrasts nicely with the exterior of your home. For example, if you have a neutral-colored house, consider implementing a pop of color, such as burgundy or teal.

Add Fancy House Numbers

Improving your curb appeal on a budget is all about paying attention to the little details. While house numbers may seem unimportant, they are what people immediately see when visiting your home for the first time. An easy way to make a good first impression is by switching out your old house numbers which stylish new ones that often cost fewer than $4 each.

Tend to Your Lawn

An overgrown or patchy lawn can instantly decrease your homes curb appeal. As such, it is a good idea to regularly trim your grass and tend to overgrown trees, bushes, and hedges. It is especially important to trim down trees or bushes that block windows in order to provide a better view of your home.

Add Potted Plants to Your Entry Way

Adding some greenery to your entryway makes your home appear more inviting. This can include potted flowers, plants, or small trees. Depending on your style, you can create a symmetrical look by placing two identical pots on either side of your front door or play around with different sizes and shapes.

Update Light Fixtures

Installing new outside lighting fixtures is easier than you might expect—plus it is friendly on your wallet. All you need to do is turn off your electricity, remove the old fixture, hook up the new one, and screw it to the structure. Before touching any of the wires, we advise using a live-wire testing device to make sure that they are safe to work with. If you don’t want to replace the entire fixture, you can simply paint it a different color for a quick fix.

Improving your home’s appearance doesn’t have to cost a fortune thanks to these budget-friendly ways to improve curb appeal.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.