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20 Cheap ways to IMPROVE CURB APPEAL (…if you’re selling or not)

We’ve been a little sidetracked this week with all this warm weather we’ve been having…and have been outside sprucing things up.  When we moved to OK last year, we didn’t do much with the outside of the house but were instead inside building shelves, revising closet space, making tables, etc…so that the interior worked better for our family.  But now that a year has passed and spring has arrived, we’ve been itching to spend more time outdoors making the exterior of our house a little more “us”.  Our house was brand new when we moved in, so it doesn’t need much as far as paint and trim goes….but we’d really like to re-landscape and add things here and there to make it a little happier outside.  Because I love driving up to our home and thinking, “ahhhh…..I’m home!”

While I was gathering ideas that wouldn’t break the bank, I kept finding the most clever ideas to really help the curb appeal of a home, whether I actually needed the idea or not.  So, I included a whole list of really great ideas (that are all very inexpensive to do)…in case some of you are doing a little sprucing up this spring too, or are maybe even thinking of selling your home soon.  Because truly, the exterior is the first thing a buyer sees…so enticing them to come inside, starts outside!

Anyway, there are so many of these I want to try…..I hope they inspire you too! :)

20 Cheap ways to IMPROVE CURB APPEAL...(whether you're selling or not) | via Make It and Love It
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House Numbers on Flower Pots via DIY Showoff

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Mailbox Makeover via Beneath My Heart

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Camouflage Electrical Box via Love of Family and Home

Camouflaging Electrical Box Collage
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Outdoor Screen Enclosure (to hide garbage cans, AC units etc) via Amazon

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Update Garage Door for UNDER $40 via Debbie Doos

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DIY Window Box via Twenty Two

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Garden Hose Holder via Amazon

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Add Faux Windows To Garage Door via Two Peas In A Bucket

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Side Yard Makeover via Love Of Family and Home

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Stain Concrete to Look Like Tile via Front Porch Ideas

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Bench Hose Storage via Sunset

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Add Slate Tile to Front Porch via Decor and The Dog

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Add Landscape Lights via Amazon

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DIY Board and Batten Shutters via Beneath My Heart

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Makeover Front Door and Walkway via Better Homes and Gardens

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Cover AC Unit With Lattice via Love Of Family and Home

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Window Boxes and Flowers via Window Box Contest

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Update and Replace Light Fixtures (…easier than you think!) via Make It and Love It

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DIY Garden Hose Holder via Shanty 2 Chic

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Build Pergola Over Garage via Laurries

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Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
20 cheap ways to improve curb appeal (…if you’re selling or not)
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  1. Helena says:

    Some great ideas !

  2. Ivory says:

    What great thoughts and ideas. I will be using some of them this summer. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Lynn | Adorable Home says:

    I see some brilliant ideas here! Nice collection, I’ll definitely try some of these!

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  5. Jenny says:

    My daughter was looking through these with me and says, “Too much work!”
    Guess I need to get her busy. ;)

  6. Marshall says:

    Too bad this article has so much advertising that I could not get through it.

    1. Anonymous says:

      I agree; tons of advertising.

  7. Rachel says:

    Look at all those fabulous ideas! We are looking at buying a house right now and it boggles the mind how much little makeovers change things. I am totally going to be having fun with this when we finally buy ;)

  8. kate says:

    I love the painted garage door windows. Those are awesome. I have thought about changing out my doors to the ones with windows, but Ive heard that burglars can break in that way…painting the windows on the doors seems like a super a cheap, easy (safe) solution.

  9. Diane says:

    Some fun ideas! Thought you might like to know you’ve got the wrong link on the side yard makeover.

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