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Upping Your Curb Appeal

Posted by Christie Gray on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 10:51am.

You only get one chance to make a first impression! Whether you are selling your home or just want to spruce up its curb appeal, here are some easy and budget friendly tips to help your house look great from the outside:

Dress up your front door

Give your door some TLC with a new coat of paint and a new door handle.  I personally love brightly colored front doors.  Your fabulous new door is sure to be noticed by everyone who walks into your home.  


Improve outdoor lighting

Beautiful lights on the sides of the door or path lights leading up to your home can make a huge impact.  It looks great, AND helps guests see the path in front of them.  


Boost your garden

Plant easy-to-maintain bushes, trees and flowers. Since we are in a draught, draught-resistant plants will fare much better in our dry climate, and you won't have to use lots of water (and money) to keep them happy! Succulents will be your new BFF.


Upgrade your mailbox

Getting a new mailbox is an affordable way to quickly boost your curb appeal. There are many styles to pick from so you can choose one that works with your home.



Hide your hose

There are many awesome ways to disguise your garden hose if you find it to be an eyesore.  


Update your paint

If you can swing it, a fresh coat of paint on your home and shutters makes a huge difference! You can keep it classic and neutral or go for a bold color to spruce it up.


I hope you find these curb appeal tips to be helpful! These are the simplest and quickest ones I could think of. Do you have any awesome ideas for how to boost curb appeal on a tight budget?


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Christie Gray is a full-time REALTOR in the San Diego area who enjoys sharing real estate-related content. She is always striving to utilize the latest and greatest real estate technology to help her clients achieve their goals. When she's not working, you'll find Christie spending time with her family, friends and pets, and exploring local craft breweries and restaurants.

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