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Easy exterior updates you can tackle this weekend

Exterior home updates

Whether you’re gearing up to sell or just want curb appeal you can appreciate after your commute, follow these easy tips to get your home’s exterior in tip-top shape.

First, start with your front door. If it’s unpainted or matches your home’s exterior paint or paneling, consider giving it a boost with a contrasting paint job. Bright red is traditional but fun, while other homeowners may prefer something funky like teal, bright yellow or even a warm purple. Even vinyl doors can be painted, but be sure to check with your local hardware store for the correct paint type to withstand weather conditions in your area.

Next, give your pizza delivery guy a break! Upgrade the address numbers on your house so that they really stand out. Also, check your exterior lights to be sure none of them need new bulbs. If you have a pathway that leads to your front door, consider in-ground solar LED lights, which are easy to install and offer nighttime guests an extra sense of comfort.

One last thing, mind the shrubs. Start by trimming your bushes and hedges back to the same height, especially under windows and near walkways. If you don’t have much of a green thumb, head to your local nursery and ask them for suggestions on large potted plants that are about to come into their prime. Buy a combination of colors and textures and display them in random combinations surrounded by mulch or woodchips.

These are just a few ideas to enhance your curb appeal. By injecting a bit of your own personality into your updates, you’re sure to get that warm, fuzzy feeling with each return home.

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