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Spring is the time of year to add zeal to your curb appeal. If the exterior of your home is still looking drab from the winter season, it’s the perfect time to spruce up your exterior. From tiny upgrades to major overhauls, there are nearly endless ways to make your home look more modern and appealing this time of year.

Here are the best tips for a springtime spruce up, no matter your budget:

1. Mailbox Makeover

Your mailbox is a very small (yet functional) aspect of your curb appeal. It keeps your mail safe on a daily basis, yet few of us take the time to appreciate it or maintain it. If it’s been a while since your mailbox received any attention, this is one low budget option to give your home a new springtime glow.

One quick yet effective mailbox makeover tip is to spray paint your mailbox. You can upgrade to a completely new color, or you can give it a new shiny black coat to make it look good as new. Don’t forget to add new house numbers or even your name to your mailbox as well.

2. Install a New Light Post

A light post is the perfect way to add some charm to your curb appeal. Not only does it give your lawn an entirely new ambiance, but it always helps light up walkways, porches, and more.

There are a lot of options you can choose from with a light post at the local home improvement store.

If a light post isn’t your style, there are many other ways to add new lighting to your exterior, such as:

Pendent hanging lights

·         Wall sconces

·         Garage wall and carriage lights

·         Fence lights

·         And more

3. Paint Your Window Shutters

Window shutters are yet another exterior element that is easy to forget. Take some time this spring to clean your shutters, and consider giving them a new paint job for the perfect pick-me-up.

If you’re really looking to overhaul your home with some new color, you can also paint your entry door the same shade as your shutters.

4. Add New Elements to Your Siding

If your home has vinyl exterior, consider adding new elements for the ultimate boost in character. Highlight gables and window boxes with vinyl scallops, which are inspired by Victorian-era homes.

Vinyl shakes are also a popular trend with modern homes. Shakes give your exterior a cozy feel without the burden of maintenance. The key is to choose vinyl shakes that mimic the appearance of real cedar siding—complete with realistic woodgrain patterns.

Don’t be the boring home on the block this year. Use these exterior upgrade tips to enhance the look and feel of your curb appeal. 

 

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