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5 Easy Tips to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Updated: Sep 29, 2022

A Quick Overview

Your home is likely one of your biggest investments, and as such, it’s important to make sure that its curb appeal is up to par. After all, you want potential buyers or guests to be impressed when they pull up to your house. Here are five easy tips to help improve your home’s curb appeal:

1. Add curb appeal with a fresh coat of paint.

A new coat of paint can go a long way in improving your home’s curb appeal. Choose a colour that will compliment your home and neighbourhood, and be sure to use high-quality paint to avoid peeling and fading.

2. Dress up your front door with a new doormat or hardware.

A simple and affordable way to add appeal to your front door is by swapping out your old doormat for something more stylish. You can also try adding some new hardware, like a knocker or handle, to give your entryway a fresh look.

3. Trim your hedges and bushes and lawn

Overgrown hedges and bushes and lawns can make your home look unkempt. Regularly trimming them will help maintain a neat appearance and can even make your home look larger. This is work you can do yourself for free, or hire a local gardener/landscaper to take care of this for you.

4. Plant flowers or shrubs.

Adding some colour to your landscaping is a great way to increase curb appeal. Consider planting flowers or shrubs in a new or different location to brighten up your yard and improve the look of your home. For those with a green thumb and an interest in gardening, planting annual flowers can create additional flare during the spring and summer. Alternatively, if you're looking for a lower maintenance option, consider planting native plants and perennials.

5. Update your lighting fixtures.

Replacing dated light fixtures can help make your home look more modern and inviting, without requiring a lot of time or money. Try installing some new decorative lights in your front yard or around the exterior of your home to give it some additional flare. You can also hang lighting on your front porch or patio to create a cozy hangout space during warmer months.

If you follow these simple tips, you can easily improve your home’s curb appeal and make it more attractive to potential buyers. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or simply want to give it a fresh new look, these easy tips can help you create a more welcoming and appealing exterior.


I am a Victoria based local realtor with eXp Kiteke. My commitment to honesty, integrity, loyalty and hard work have been important pillars for me because they drive a high standard of excellent service for my clients. Helping you realize your dream is my goal!

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