Curb Appeal: 4 Easy Home Repairs That Won’t Break Your Budget

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We all dream of having a beautiful hom finished elegantly from top to bottom. But in the real world, home improvement projects take longer than expected, problems arise, and we have to compromise and make the most out of what budget we have. If you’re wanting to spruce up your home’s curb appeal, you don’t have to take out a second mortgage to get the job done. Here are 4 easy, low-cost upgrades you can make to improve the look and feel of your home’s exterior.

Spruce Up Flower Beds

Plants are a great low-cost way to add color and beauty to your home’s exterior. If your flower beds leave a lot to be desired, consider bringing in new plants of different varieties, colors, shapes, and sizes to bring in visual interest. Add some new mulch to give a uniform look and help take your flower beds to the next level.

Paint Trim And Shutters

As homes age, the trim and other woodwork can be one of the first things to show wear and tear. Remove any loose existing paint with a stiff brush and choose a color that’s current, but still complements your home’s exterior color. Paint your exterior wood work to give your home an instant face lift.

Clean Or Replace Gutters

As your home gets older, the gutters can start to look run down or rusty. Use a pressure washer to try and get rid of any dirt and grime clinging to the surface of your gutters. If this is not enough, consider having them professionally cleaned or even replaced. While this can be a DIY project, it’s probably something best left up to the professionals to make sure the gutters are installed correctly to allow for proper drainage. Use a reputable company that you’re confident will deliver a quality result, like Allstate Gutter & Siding.

Update Fixtures

Nothing makes a home look more old fashioned than an out-of-date light fixture. This simple, quick fix is something that can instantly take thirty years off of your home’s age. If electrical work seems overwhelming for you, search for videos on YouTube to learn how to do it safely, or hire a professional to do it for you.

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression, and your home’s exterior is the first thing your guests see when they come visit. Make sure you’re leaving them with a good impression and that your home is always putting its best foot forward.

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