Curb Appeal 101: Keep it simple with low cost entry upgrades.

simple home entryway upgrades

Your home’s curb appeal certainly starts before anyone reaches your front door. Tidy landscaping, a clean driveway, updated paint and more are important steps to improving curb appeal. Entryways offer a low cost way to tie together the look of your home and is the last chance to make a great first impression of your home.

Best part is, these accessories are maintenance free and easy to do for the DIYer.

Coordinated door hardware, house numbers, mail boxes and light sconces are easy to find at most of the home supply chains and come in a variety of colors, textures, and styles to match virtually any style of home.

Neutral colors for these items like flat black or aged bronze blend in well with most home paint colors and don’t show dirt and fingerprints as easily. Brushed nickle finishes are also a great choice for a more modern styled home.

Color is easy to pop into the entry way with brightly colored flower pots and seasonal plants. Most nurseries and home supply stores will have pre-made planters that can either be slipped into a new pot or replanted.

And don’t forget the door mat. A simple coir door mat in neutral colors really sets off the new hardware and your front door, helping to pull the whole appearance together. A simple dried flower wreath is also a nice touch on the door and can help disguise a door in less than perfect condition or soften the look of a security door.

The best thing about these simple curb appeal improvements is that they are low maintenance and you’ll have little to do with them throughout the year. Remember, you don’t have to spend a fortune on curb appeal improvements to really make your home stand out. Combining our exterior cleaning services with a few improvements goes a long way to making a great first impression.