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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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During the winter months I spend a lot of time decorating my interior. Now that spring is finally in season, it’s time to start working on the exterior and add some curb appeal. I always wanted a big porch to decorate, and now I have one. As the front porch is the one place that everybody sees as they drive past or come up to your house, ideally I like this to be decorated and inviting. However, some times it just isn’t in the budget to completely revamp my front porch, so here are 4 low budget high impact ways to add curb appeal.

Ways to Add Curb Appeal on a Budget

Most people do not have thousands, perhaps even hundreds of dollars to spend on spicing up their exterior decor. However, these simple and very minimal changes can make a major impact!

  1. CASE IN YOUR BUILDER GRADE DOOR

I have always wanted a new door. Our door is the basic metal builder grade door. So, I started shopping for new doors… and WOW! All of the doors that I wanted were over $1500 and 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

But then, my husband had the best idea. He suggested that we case in our door. What a difference this simple change can make! Consequently, our front entrance looks like there is 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 and greenery to your porch creates a big impact. They bring in lots of colors and textures, making your porch and home more inviting. But, planting flowers in pots doesn’t have to be expensive. As it happens, I reuse my pots each year and plant my own flowers. 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. It is also very easy to take containers you already have and paint them for low cost.

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 big front porch so I incorporated some of my larger colorful accessories. You may remember my dresser turned bench (post here)… well, it has finally found its 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

Also, adding a few fun accessories is a great way to really set your home apart. While I preferI to go minimal on my accessories, 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 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

And, last summer I sprayed the exterior of our home white. You can see that tutorial here. I also have a video tutorial here. I also added a hello cutout in a beautiful coral pink for spring. But most of all, I love how it makes my front porch just pop.

Another great option are toss pillows. These are not just for interior use!! I added these gorgeous spring pillow covers that I designed. These are available in the shop and come in bloom and hello spring.

Our once sad 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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Brooke

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17 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? [email protected]

  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?

  11. Jess
    February 14, 2018 at 12:27 am
    Reply

    How did you hang your sign on your house?

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