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  • Kelly Lansmithy


Updated: Aug 16, 2022

When I was a little girl, my grandmother always used to tell me that you can’t judge a book by its cover. She would say this when I would get upset about not being pretty or popular like the other girls in my class.

Looking back, I realize now that she was trying to teach me a valuable lesson: appearances can be deceiving. And she was right – just look at all of the people who have achieved success despite not being traditionally good looking.

But even though I know better now, that doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate a nice-looking home. In fact, when it comes to selling my house, I know that having great curb appeal is key.

And luckily, improving your home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. In fact, with just a few simple changes, you can make a big impact – and impress potential buyers in the process.

So if you’re thinking of putting your house on the market, or simply want to make it more inviting for yourself and your family, here are some tips for improving your home’s curb appeal on a budget:

1. Clean up your yard. This is probably the easiest and most affordable way to improve your home’s curb appeal. Just rake up the leaves, trim the bushes and mow the lawn. If you have time, you can also plant some flowers or lay down some fresh mulch.

2. Paint your front door. A fresh coat of paint can go a long way in making your home look more inviting. Choose a bright or contrasting color to make it stand out against the rest of your house.

3. Add some new hardware to your front door. If your door is looking a little dated, consider updating the hardware with some new knobs or handles. This is an easy (and affordable) way to give your door a fresh new look.

4. Update your porch light fixture. Another easy way to give your porch a facelift is by updating the light fixture. Choose something modern and stylish that will complement the rest of your home’s aesthetics.

5. Replace your mailbox. If your mailbox is old and rusty, consider replacing it with something new and more stylish. There are lots of different designs and colors to choose from, so you can find one that will perfectly match your home’s aesthetic.

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