Want to improve your curb appeal without spending huge cash? Here are some project ideas that are easy to do yourself and make a big difference in the look of your home.
It can be as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming like re-plotting plants, a fresh look for the lawn, or creating detail with stone. Whatever you choose, increasing curb appeal is always a great idea, even if you are not planning to sell! Here are our top five easy landscaping projects!
Make a path for walking.
To link different areas together or cover frequently traveled walking routes, install a pathway. It adds character and functionality! You can create the pathway from a variety of materials, including flagstones, reclaimed wood, bricks, gravel, or other materials to add texture and color to your home.
Build some borders.
Add a clean look to your landscaping by installing a rock, flagstone, or brick wall around flower beds or trees. You can also use those materials to help separate certain parts of the yard or make small patio or fire pit area.
Add a small water feature.
Nothing says zen quite like the peaceful sound of water as you relax. Make it easy by purchasing and installing a small water fountain powered by a solar panel or electrical outlet, or create a larger focal point in your yard by installing a waterfall wall or small pond.
Light it up.
Strategic use of lighting is a great way to add value and appeal to your yard. Update lighting fixtures on the house to modern fixtures, or use pathway lights to naturally guide the eye, or highlight objects or plants. Uplighting on the front of the home
Draw the eye to the sky and expand your space with a trellis or screen made of wood or metal, or a vertical plant stand or living wall. Once you install your trellis, select your climbing plants and vines and get to planting! If you’re doing a vertical stand or living wall you can make great use of succulents which don’t require quite as much maintenance.
We hope these easy DIY curb appeal projects give you some ideas on how you can make your yard look a step or two above the rest. This can help drastically when you are listing your home to sell. But don’t wait until then! Start now and improve the look and value of your home over time.
Call us if you are looking to buy or sell in Northwest Indiana! We can help you through every step of the process and make it as stress-free as possible.