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4 Low Budget High Impact Ways to Add Curb Appeal

4 Low Budget High Impact Ways to Add Curb Appeal

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I feel like I spend a lot of my time decorating inside, it was time to start working on our porch.  I always wanted a big porch, and now I have one.  The question is what to do with it!!   We don’t have a big budget so I am going to show you 4 low budget high impact ways to add curb appeal.

1-Case in your builder grade door

I really wanted a new door…like really really bad.  Our door was a basic metal builder grade door.  I started shopping for new doors…but all of the ones I wanted were over $1500 EEEK that was not in the budget.  As you can see our front door doesn’t stand out….

4 Low Budget High Impact Ways to Add Curb Appeal

 

And then my husband had the best idea, “what if we case in our door?”  Wow what a difference, it looks like a brand new custom door.  You can see our full post on how we did this here

4 Low Budget High Impact Ways to Add Curb Appeal

 

2-Plant flower pots 

Adding flowers to your porch adds a big impact.  They bring in lots of colors and textures making your porch and home more inviting.  Planting flowers in pots doesn’t have to be expensive.  I reuse my pots each year and plant my own flower (tutorial here)   You can also get creative with what you plant your flowers in.  I used 2 galvanized pots I bought at a garage sale for $5 this year.

4 Low Budget High Impact Ways to Add Curb Appeal

3-Add Color

Adding color to your porch really helps to draw people in.  We do have a large front porch so I brought in my color using accessories.  You may remember my dresser turned bench (post here)….well it has finally found it’s home on our porch.  It adds the pop of color I was looking for.

If you don’t have a large porch painting your front door a color is a great option as well.  For our door I wanted to go neutral and tie it into the color on our home so I opted to add color through my accessories.

 

4 Low Budget High Impact Ways to Add Curb Appeal

4-Adding Accessories

Adding a few fun accessories is a great way to really set your home apart.  I like to go minimal on my accessories for our porch so they need to have a big impact like …… our hello sign!   This hello sign is the perfect welcome to our guests…and they are super easy to hang with brick clips!!

This hello sign is  29″x23″, our biggest hello yet….making it so you can clearly see it from the road!  You can buy them in our Etsy shop here.

4 Low Budget High Impact Ways to Add Curb Appeal

 

4 Low Budget High Impact Ways to Add Curb Appeal

I also added this cute pillow to the bench to make it feel cozy and inviting.

4 Low Budget High Impact Ways to Add Curb Appeal

Our once sad brown exterior has been brought to life with these 4 low budget high impact ways to add curb appeal to your home!

4 Low Budget High Impact Ways to Add Curb Appeal

 

You can see how I changed things up for fall here

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TTFN

Brooke

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16 Comments

  1. Deren
    June 23, 2016 at 11:32 pm
    Reply

    Very nice! What color is your front door?

  2. Kathy Wingfield
    July 20, 2016 at 4:35 pm
    Reply

    I can’t find the link to how you did your door. Can you send it to me? Kathyd.francis@yahoo.com

  3. Krystin
    July 21, 2016 at 6:36 am
    Reply

    What is “casing in” your door mean? Sorry, it’s hard to see the difference in the picture since the first one is from farther away. Also your link is not working to explain your process.

    • startadmin
      October 7, 2016 at 3:44 am

      The moldings around a door are called casings! The link is working now, sorry about that.

  4. Kim
    July 25, 2016 at 7:36 pm
    Reply

    Do you know if they have clips for siding?

    • startadmin
      October 7, 2016 at 3:44 am

      yes they do! You can buy them on Amazon

  5. Judy
    August 2, 2016 at 5:51 pm
    Reply

    What does that mean, to “case” in your door?

    • startadmin
      October 7, 2016 at 3:43 am

      The moldings around a door are called casings!

  6. Sparrow Re-Creations
    August 4, 2016 at 8:25 pm
    Reply

    Great ideas, Brooke! Loving the flowers and the touch of teal!!

  7. Sarah @ 2paws Designs
    August 8, 2016 at 4:58 pm
    Reply

    Amazing the difference a tiny bit of color can make. Our biggest change was painting our front door a new color. Gave instant pop & curb appeal.

  8. Stephanie
    August 26, 2016 at 5:33 pm
    Reply

    I just received my hello sign, and I LOVE it. Quick question, did you spray paint yours, or use a roller or brush? Thanks!

    • startadmin
      October 7, 2016 at 3:42 am

      Hey Stephanie, I used Rustoleum’s Aqua Spray paint

  9. Samantha
    September 10, 2016 at 1:19 am
    Reply

    Ok where did you get the “hello” sign? LOVE it, WANT it!

  10. Erica
    September 25, 2016 at 11:33 pm
    Reply

    Where did you get this beautiful sign?

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