Outdoor Home Improvements that Won’t Break the Bank

green drivewaysThere are hundreds of ways to improve your home’s exteriors. You can do simple upgrades such as replacing outdated fixtures or you may also go for a landscaping project.

Enhancing your home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to be expensive. Below are home improvement ideas that won’t break the bank:

Green Driveway

Consider an environmental alternative before laying down a coating of asphalt or a new concrete driveway. Permeable paving not only improves the look of your driveway; it also helps you save money, as it reduces the amount of water used for daily irrigation needs.

By choosing a green driveway, the temperature in the surrounding area will also be cooler. Choosing permeable surfaces that are light in color helps reflect sun and heat to further lessen the ambient temperature. This improves air quality and the health of local vegetation.

Install Lights along the Entryway

Lights along the sidewalk not only welcome your visitors after dusk, but also increase safety. To make your home more inviting, you can use soft exterior lighting. This type of light also highlights your landscaping and any other features you want your guests to notice.

Plant Flowers

Planting flowers in front of your house or along the sidewalk is the easiest and cheapest way to contribute to better curb appeal. Get advice from your local nursery so you’ll know what flowers thrive in your region.

Replace Your Old Garage Door

Replace your old dilapidated garage door with a modern one. Choose something with a vibrant color to complement your beautiful green driveway. The garage doors are available in steel, wood, and fiberglass.

Upgrade the Mailbox

A uniquely designed mailbox sitting atop a new post can make a great impression. Make sure to get one that matches the style of your home. Plant flowers around the base of the post to make it more noticeable.

Paint Your Front Door

A fresh coat of paint can transform your front door from dull to inviting. Use a bold color that will liven up the overall look of your home.

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to enhance your house’s exterior. With these simple tips, you can improve your home’s curb appeal even on a small budget.

Posted on by Linda Knight in Digi-Serve

About Linda Knight

Linda is a professor of political science courses. She wrote a book on economics and politics when she was taking her master's degree. She also loves to read the works of famous authors like George Orwell and uses them as inspiration. Linda currently lives with her family in Pennsylvania.

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