Give Your Facade a Facelift: Simple, Affordable Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

Curb Appeal Ideas

Photo: Benjamin Moore

Just like windows are the eyes to the soul, the outside of a home gives viewers a first impression of what’s inside.

This fall, take the time to improve your home’s exterior entry area. The National Association of Realtors says curb appeal sells 49% of all houses, but you don’t need to have your house on the market to try out a few easy and affordable change-outs.

Slideshow: 10 Simple “Under $60″ Curb Appeal Updates for Any Home

First things first, pick up a can of paint! A punch of color on the front door is sometimes all it takes to make a dramatic impact on passersby.

Benjamin Moore recently introduced their Grand Entrance line, developed specifically for front doors and trim. Sold in quarts—the perfect quantity for a project of this size—they run $43.99 each and come in a Satin or High Gloss finish.

Designer Lucianna Samu proves the difference color can make by simulating how Benjamin Moore’s Tangerine Fusion (above) would look if applied to her own front door (below).

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But why stop there? Click here for more “under $60″ curb appeal updates that you can do this weekend.

For more on curb appeal, consider:

Bob Vila Radio: Curb Appeal 
Curb Appeal by the Block
10 Eye-Catching Options for Your Front Door