We all want our homes to look great, inside and out. Making that happen, on the outside at least, isn’t as hard as you’d think. If you want to improve home curb appeal, we’re sharing five simple and attainable ways to do just that. 

1. Add some fresh paint

A fresh coat of paint can make an entire house look and feel brand new. Not to mention, it’s also one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your home’s curb appeal and boost its value. But if painting your entire house seems like a big undertaking, don’t worry. There are still tons of ways a little bit of paint can go a long way, like:

  • Painting your front door (you can even try a bold, eye-catching color)
  • Painting your garage door
  • Matching your front door to your garage door
  • Painting your shutters
  • Painting the trim around your windows
  • Painting your front railing
  • And more!

2. Decorate your porch

No matter how big or small your front porch is, sprucing it up a bit can make your home seem much more appealing and inviting. From neighbors driving by to inviting family and friends over, everyone will feel right at home before they even step inside — all it takes is a few minor updates and fresh pieces of decor.

For smaller porches, try:

  • A welcome mat (layer an outdoor rug underneath for added color and texture)
  • Add a wreath or welcome sign to your door
  • Decorative vases and containers
  • Fresh plants and flowers
  • A small outdoor chair or bench with throw pillows

For larger porches, try:

  • Any of the above ideas, plus
  • Matching patio chairs and/or benches with decorative pillows
  • Side tables
  • String lights and/or a decorative light fixture
  • Hanging plants and flowers
  • Curtains

3. Add smaller accents

Just like with paint, you don’t have to re-do the entire exterior of your home with new siding and windows to improve your curb appeal. With some smaller exterior accents, you can score a lot of attention from neighbors and anyone else passing by. Consider adding accents like:

  • Shutters
  • Window trims
  • Wooden overhangs
  • Railing for your stairs and/or porch
  • Lights along walkways
  • Upgraded house numbers
  • New light sconces

4. Upgrade your driveway

If your driveway has cracks, dirt, and dents, it might be time for an upgrade. But you don’t have to limit yourself to plain concrete again! Get creative with your home’s largest pathway by integrating ideas like:

  • A driveway made of just pavers
  • A permeable driveway
  • Cobblestone
  • A stone driveway with edging
  • Pieces of concrete with a design around them
  • A tar and chip driveway (gravel, asphalt, and light- or dark-colored stones)
  • Concrete tile
  • Rubber paving
  • And much more!

5. Install a new garage door

A new garage door is one of the best ways to quickly improve your home’s curb appeal while boosting its value. In fact, it can generate around 90% return on investment, making it one of the most valuable upgrades to your home’s exterior. 

Once again, you don’t have to limit your creativity here! After all, a garage door can take up as much as 45% of your home’s facade, so you want to make sure it looks really good. To get started, here are some unique ways to make your garage door stand out:

Trust the professionals to improve home curb appeal

When you’re ready to boost your Denver-area home’s curb appeal, turn to American Garage Door. With high-quality brands and endless customization options, our garage door experts will help you find (and install!) the perfect match for your home. All you have to do is reach out to us to get the conversation started!