Up Your Curb Appeal with These 7 Easy Home Improvements


From your front door, porch, or stairs to lighting and shrubbery, you can improve the curb appeal of your property in easy ways. A simple home improvement project may be all it takes to create that first impression which matters. Here are 7 improvements that will impress guests or potential buyers.

1. Replace/Remodel the Front Door

A brand-new front door can make your home feel more inviting than you think. It should go with the style of your home and be colored to match your style. Replacing the door may not even be necessary. Repainting it, adding architectural molding, or just touching up wear and tear can make a big difference.

2. Update Your Porch

A front porch is easy to update by repairing and repainting it. If you don’t already have it, add seating such as a porch swing or rocking chairs. You can even have a porch installed if your home doesn’t have one. The outdoor space makes your home more appealing and gives guests and occupants a chance to better utilize it.

3. Redo the Stairs

Your front stairs get a lot of use, so they may need a touchup. This is an opportunity to spruce things up and add color, texture, and unique designs such as brick, wood, or tile that stand out. Waterproofing exterior stairs is a good idea that adds durability.

4. Install Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting not only lets you add a new dimension to the look of your home’s exterior and highlight architectural elements, but it also prevents people from tripping or getting into other accidents and deters trespassers or burglars.

5. Paint the Garage Door

Garage doors dominate the exterior of many homes. Faded and chipped paint is very obvious. Repainting your garage door allows you to fix that and blend it in with the exterior, create a contrast with your front door, or have it stand out on its own. Even add handles, faux windows, and other decorative hardware if you’d like.

6. Renovate the Walkway/Driveway

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If your walkway or driveway has a plain concrete or asphalt design, here is an opportunity for an upgrade. There are many great curb appeal ideas for walkways. You can use bricks or natural stones to create a path. Or you can just cover it in gravel. Widening a narrow walkway or adding texture/color/staining to a driveway can boost curb appeal immediately.

7. Use More Plants/Shrubs

Plants can make your home feel more inviting. Add groups of perennials or annuals alongside a walkway and prune shrubs to make them look denser, fuller, and greener. The amount of pruning needed depends on the plant, so do your research before getting started.

Contact Capital Deck & Stair

We can help make your home improvement ideas a reality with our professional deck and stair waterproofing services. Our crews can also repair and waterproof pool decks, balconies, and garage floors, as well as install decks, planters, and fiberglass staircases or iron pre-cast stairs. Call 866-582-7481 or get a quote to receive your free estimate today.

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