Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
Whether you are looking to add your home to a robust seller’s market or just want to spruce up your curb appeal for personal pleasure, these 5 ways are sure-fire ways to add flare to your home.
You’d be surprised how many houses either have no house numbers or faded ones. House numbers are like mascara for your home. It’s not a big thing but it makes a huge difference! Pick big, stylish numbers that pop against your house color.
2. Take your window screens off
Dirty window screens and/or dirty windows are the equivalent of letting those little sleepies ride around in your eyes all day. They are a small thing- but very noticeable.
A window hack I found is that Windex makes an attachment you screw onto your water hose. It makes window washing super easy and fast. If you can stand to leave off those screens your house will look updated without you spending a dime.
3.Update your porch:
These simple things add a really easy pick me up and curb appeal-
4. Give your lawn some love: These few ideas will give your grass new life!
5. Want to go one step further: Repaint your front-facing trim.
The trim on the front of your house is the most seen. Give it a good quick coat of paint and it’ll look like you painted your whole house but for a fraction of the cost!
These affordable and simple ways to spruce your curb appeal are like giving your home a day in a high-end salon and a Neumann Marcus makeover! And you get to reap all the benefits!