11 budget curb appeal ideas to spruce up your home for less


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11 budget curb appeal ideas to spruce up your home for less

By emily.bailey

Friday, May 20, 2016

11 Budget Curb Appeal Ideas to Spruce Up Your Home for Less

Here are 11 DIY curb appeal projects that will help you stay in budget but make a big impact in the value and curb appeal of your home.




If boosting your curb appeal is on your to-do list this spring and summer, there's no reason you should have to spend a fortune if your budget doesn't allow it. Simply search for DIY-friendly projects you can complete without breaking the bank. Here are eleven DIY curb appeal projects we're swooning over this spring.
Add a little character to your home with this simple tutorial from Lowe's. Simply build your own shutters and take your exterior from blah to adorable in no time.
Every detail counts when it comes to your curb appeal and an easy way to make a big impact is to find those small details that you can have a little fun with. Add a modern twist to your home and make it easy for guests to find at the same time with this DIY house number project.

Curb appeal isn't just for the front of your home. This side door transformation is simple but the end result makes a huge difference. Get all the details from stain technique to door hardware from Living Rich on Less.


Easily spruce up the trim around your front door by adding a piece of crown molding at the top. The addition helps create a more grand entrance and takes your curb appeal up a notch.
There's nothing eye catching about a regular garage door but for less than $10, you can make yours something special. Get the tutorial to create your own carriage style garage door in no time.
Every home features a necessary eyesore but there's no reason to live with it as is. Try camouflaging those hideous electrical boxes with a fresh coat of paint instead.

Window boxes are another way to add both color and character to your home. Simply purchase one from the store or try a DIY version to get the exact look you want. Here's a great tutorial from Two Twenty One.


Opt for a creative twist to the traditional sidewalk. While this project is the most labor intensive on the list, the work is sure to pay off. Check out this DIY front path makeover
White isn't your only option when it comes to trim. Try staying in the same color family with a different tone for the trim around the door. The end result is both unique and eye-catching.
Some screen doors can cost a fortune to buy brand new. Cut the cost by trying this tutorial for a DIY Chippendale style screen door. This is one project you'll be proud to accomplish at the end of the day!
Don't let boring porch columns drag your home down. Create a more elegant appeal by building your own porch columns. Here's a method from the DIY Mommy that will make this project worth the work.


For even more DIY curb appeal ideas, check out eleven of our favorite spring curb appeal ideas.