How Decorative Hardware Can Give Your Garage a New Lease of Life

This Hometalker had left their garage door till last when redecorating and revitalizing the look of her property. However, the effectiveness of this decorative, magnetic hardware left Steph wondering just why they’d put off redecorating the garage for so long! After removing the dated plastic inserts and cleaning the windows, she fitted these decorative magnets that were as simple to use as placing a magnet on a refrigerator. Get tutorial here

Discover How to Quickly Landscape Even Your Garden’s Chicken Coop

Owning your own chickens isn’t everyone’s idea of fun but this Hometalker wanted to make a beautiful feature of their new chicken coop. After building the coop, some curb appeal landscaping was urgently required. All the surrounding grass was dug up, with fresh soil added and new bulbs planted for blooming later in the year. This, combined with a striking rock feature, was enough to bring this functional coop to life. Get tutorial here

Faux Runners Can Add Instant Front Yard Curb Appeal

This Hometalker has taken time to renovate their 1928 Craftsman-style house but recently added some front yard curb appeal. After installing a new roof, shutters, front windows and window boxes, it was time to breathe new life into the front steps and mini-porch. This faux runner painted solution cost less than $60 and required only paint and a (very) steady hand. Get tutorial here

Solar Lights Can Light the Way Right to Your Front Door

Front yard curb appeal does not necessarily mean focusing on your home looking its best in the daytime; you should also focus on night time too. Just by purchasing some solar-powered lights, you can create a warm, inviting pathway to your front entrance. The lights pictured above perfectly frame the walkway and, with no need to replace batteries every few months, it is a very inexpensive solution. Get tutorial here

Transform Your Side Yard Into a Beautiful Feature

Side yards can become something of an afterthought and an eyesore, which is why this side yard transformation grabbed our eye as a curb appeal landscaping idea. By introducing some new flower boxes and charming wooden shutters – painted in a matching taupe color – and a healthy-sized flower bed, framed with just leftover bricks, this Hometalker instantly made the surrounding areas of their home more inviting. Get tutorial here

Nothing Says “Welcome Home” Like “Welcome Home”

One of the easiest ways to introduce great front yard curb appeal to your home is to welcome you and your guests home. Just by purchasing one of these “Welcome Home” mats, you can create an inviting entrance to your property. This Hometalker opted to use their “Welcome Home” mat as a real statement piece, with bright, vibrant colors standing out against the classic backdrop of the bricked footsteps. Get tutorial here

These Wood Shutters Can Provide Instant Rustic Curb Appeal

This Hometalker was keen to differentiate her basic ranch-style property from the rest of the neighborhood. One of their most effective ways to achieve ranch house curb appeal was to take down the dark, black window shutters and hand-make some rustic wooden ones. These, combined with a similarly quaint window box, can help to add the character of an older property without even having to get involved with any rendering. Get tutorial here

Get Front Yard Curb Appeal With Your Tired All-Sorts

It’s amazing what you can put together to create bright, eye-catching front yard displays to immediately improve your home’s curb appeal. This Hometalker found a tired wooden ladder and some used leather purses, before purchasing a collection of flowers costing just $6 to create unique and vibrant plant pots attached to this revamped ladder. She stapled the purses to the ladder at different angles to create different perspectives. Great job! Get tutorial here

The Power of Welcoming Front Yard Entrances

If you aren’t lucky enough to own a classic, time-honored cottage, this Hometalker found an easy way of creating cottage curb appeal. Their five-point plan to creating cottage-style curb appeal includes making your property’s entrance welcoming and, more importantly, visible. By stripping back all of the unnecessary trees and shrubbery in your front yard, you can create open, inviting facades that even encourage more natural daylight into your living space. Get tutorial here

Repair Those Tired Cement Steps Within a Single Day

If you aren’t lucky enough to own a classic, time-honored cottage, this Hometalker found an easy way of creating cottage curb appeal. Their five-point plan to creating cottage-style curb appeal includes making your property’s entrance welcoming and, more importantly, visible. By stripping back all of the unnecessary trees and shrubbery in your front yard, you can create open, inviting facades that even encourage more natural daylight into your living space. Get tutorial here

Flowers Never Disappoint for Curb Appeal Landscaping

If you’re looking for inexpensive ways to add curb appeal to your home or bed & breakfast, flowers are the perfect antidote. Colourful flowers never fail to disappoint in adding personality and charm to front yards, making them one of the most cost-effective curb appeal ideas in this guide. This Hometalker’s quaint entrance to their Garden Cottage B&B has been lifted by the use of calming flowers at eye level. Get tutorial here

Inexpensive Tree Surrounds can Make a Real Front Yard Feature

If you have some beautiful trees in your front yard, you can make a real feature of them using quick bricked surrounds. This Hometalker opted to add curb appeal to her front yard in a sea of green grass by creating simple tree surrounds made of pavers. To create a perfect circular surround for her trees, this Hometalker recommends tying a rope around the tree, pulling it taut. The rope acts as a marker, allowing you to trace a perfect circle around the tree using a spade or shovel. Get tutorial here

Stylish Landscape Lighting Makes for More Approachable Homes

This Hometalker took just two hours to set up this outdoor landscape lighting to improve the appearance and safety of your front yard entrance. Using only a screwdriver and a shovel – along with their new external landscape lights – this Hometalker was able to enhance the appearance of the steps to their front door. The key to this is making sure you purchase a power pack that has enough power to handle all the lights in your installation. The result is enhanced front yard curb appeal. Get tutorial here

A Fresh Front Door is One of the Best Curb Appeal Ideas

It might not seem like a big deal but, just by decorating your mailbox, you can demonstrate your personality and style to visitors. A mailbox is one of the first things neighbors, family and friends will see on your property so, by transforming your tired mailbox that’s seen better days, you can create a more inviting front yard. This mailbox trellis, complete with beautiful climbing plants, is a great way to decorate your classic mailbox. Get tutorial here

Traditional White Picket Fences Can Create Attractive Front Yard Boundaries

If you’re striving for porch pride, you will be surprised just how effective a fresh lick of paint can be for your home’s front door. This Hometalker’s front door was starting to look tired and weathered, with the red paint starting to flake and show the wood through it. This new sage green paint has instantly had an impact on the curb appeal of their home, making it feel like spring every day of the year! Get tutorial here

Make a Great First Impression With a Unique Mailbox

It might not seem like a big deal but, just by decorating your mailbox, you can demonstrate your personality and style to visitors. A mailbox is one of the first things neighbors, family and friends will see on your property so, by transforming your tired mailbox that’s seen better days, you can create a more inviting front yard. This mailbox trellis, complete with beautiful climbing plants, is a great way to decorate your classic mailbox. Get tutorial here

Flower Boxes Are a Fast Curb Appeal Landscaping Solution

This Hometalker opted to make more of a feature of their windows by adding charming window boxes to create additional foliage. If you are wondering how to add curb appeal to your front or side yard, these flower boxes not only look stunning, they can be paired with a patio to create a relaxing place to enjoy a coffee or tea in the sunshine. Get tutorial here

Spray-Painting Your Shutters Can Freshen up Your Home’s Entire Facade

If you want a fast, inexpensive way to give your home’s façade a facelift and instant curb appeal, spray painting is the answer. At least that’s according to this Hometalker, who wanted to transform their super-dated brown window shutters. All that was required was to unscrew the shutters from the property’s cladding and spray a few coats of navy Valspar paint before reattaching them to the house. A simple curb appeal hack in one day. Get tutorial here

Find Free Curb Appeal Landscaping Material

If you want to landscape your front or side yard with some eye-catching rockery, this Hometalker has a (very) cheap solution. They landscaped their entire front yard for free. They travelled to local firms that sell landscaping rocks and asked whether they had a discard pile. Sure enough, they did. They sifted through the discard pile and selected the flattest rocks available to create a stunning pathway and dry creek bed. It pays to be bold! Get tutorial here

Update Your Home’s Hardware for a Freshened-Up Facade

Needing a quick way to improve the exterior appearance of your home on a budget, or to sell it? This Hometalker has the ideal solution. Just by replacing the hardware of your front entrance, you can radically improve the aesthetic of your home, generating instant curb appeal. Replace old house numbers, door knocks and doorbells, and even front door locks. They recommend oil-rubbed bronze finishes for older homes and brushed nickel for more contemporary properties. Get tutorial here

Don’t be Afraid to Make Drastic Changes to Get Ranch House Curb Appeal

This Hometalker took their annual front yard spring clean one step further to transform their ranch house curb appeal. Although handrails are required by law in a ranch house when selling it, this Hometalker wasn’t planning to move anytime soon so they opted to remove them all together. The wooden rails were already beginning to rot and, by removing them entirely, they have created an open and inviting front yard to enjoy. Get tutorial here

Light the Way to Your Family Home for Christmas Curb Appeal

If you’re wanting inspiration to add some festive curb appeal to the facade of your home, this Hometalker can light the way – literally. Just by fitting a garland to the frame of your porch, with interwoven lights and embelled Christmas balls, you can create a festive front yard that is guaranteed to make neighbors and passers-by smile. Get tutorial here

These DIY Planter Boxes Can Add a Splash of Colour to Any Front Yard

If you are a dab hand using a drill and a tape measure, you can create your own planter boxes for less than the cost of a Taco Bell. This Hometalker spent just $12 on materials to create her own rustic planter boxes to frame her front entrance. The finished product looks great with a wonderful stain that creates a high-end varnished aesthetic to the wood. Get tutorial here

Patriotic Door Decorations Ideal for 4th July Curb Appeal

Looking for inspiration to create the perfect Independence Day curb appeal? Check out this simple yet vibrant pinwheel door decoration. If you’re feeling patriotic with 4th July approaching, you can pimp your property for Independence Day with these pinwheels that make front entrances way more appealing. The basket containing the pinwheels was the Hometalker’s old flat-backed basket, which she spray painted navy blue so that it was in keeping with the stars and stripes. Get tutorial here

This Wooden Trellis is an Ideal Curb Appeal Idea for Unused Wall Space

This Hometalker recently removed a large hibiscus bush, leaving a very bare wall space between her garage windows. Fortunately, their creative instincts helped them put together an eye-catching wooden trellis that’s tailor-made for wall climbing plants such as clematis in the long term. You could even use this kind of wooden trellis as a vertical herb garden – ideal for those with a passion for cooking. Get tutorial here