21 budget ways to boost your home's curb appeal

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21 budget ways to boost your home's curb appeal

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Ebenezer Chapel, Co. Durham:   by Chris Humphreys Photography Ltd,
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Giving your home that little bit of extra pizazz is such a vital part of either selling or maintaining a stunning property, but if you don't want to be investing a great of deal of money, what can you do? We asked this question ourselves and took to our trusted bank of amazing professional designers to see how they improve the look and feel of a home's exterior, for small amounts of money. We think we've stumbled upon 21 amazing ideas for boosting your home's curb appeal and we're going to share them with you, right now! Don't worry; you won't need to commit to a landscaping project for your front garden or anything, but for a few pounds and a couple of hours, we think your home will look better than ever before!

1. Paint your front door in a beautifully bright colour!

2. Swap out unattractive door hardware for something a little prettier.

3. Choose a sophisticated number plaque, instead of outdated screw-in numbers.

Upper Park, Loughton:  Windows & doors  by Boscolo,

Upper Park, Loughton


4. Add a stylish door knocker with a heritage feel.

Lion Head Door Knocker:  Windows & doors  by Clayton Munroe,
Clayton Munroe

Lion Head Door Knocker

Clayton Munroe

5. Add some gorgeous lighting, to really show your home off!

6. Get your steps looking clean and sleek with a quick pressure-wash session.

7. Frame your door with a simple porch framework.

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Street facade with new porch


8. Plants are a tried and tested entrance improvement, so go wild and have as many as you dare!

9. Try a little rustic door hardware to add some character charm.

Rear Porch:  Windows & doors  by Clayton Munroe,
Clayton Munroe

Rear Porch

Clayton Munroe

10. Give exterior wood a fresh coat of paint or stain.

11. Re-stain your garage doors while you're in a painting mood!

12. Add pretty hardware to your garage doors, to stop them looking so utilitarian.

Painted Swing Electric Garage doors:  Garage/shed by Portcullis Electric Gates,
Portcullis Electric Gates

Painted Swing Electric Garage doors

Portcullis Electric Gates

13. Pressure wash the driveway! This makes a HUGE difference!

14. Freshen up white paint and your home will look brand new.

15. Neaten up the front garden with a quick weeding session and a generous re-shingle.

16. Make your steps a little fancier with some unique design ideas! Are those door knobs??

Front garden design West London:  Garden by Earth Designs,
Earth Designs

Front garden design West London

Earth Designs

17. How about growing some climbers on your façade?

Victorian Terrace gate provides a welcoming entrance to this beautiful double fronted house:  Garden  by The Victorian Emporium,
The Victorian Emporium

Victorian Terrace gate provides a welcoming entrance to this beautiful double fronted house

The Victorian Emporium

18. Stain your gates to make them look more expensive.

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Traditional front garden and driveway


19. Think about tackling a bit of re-pointing, around your front door at least.

La Falaise:  Houses by CCD Architects,
CCD Architects

La Falaise

CCD Architects

20. Hide your bins away in a handy little shelter. Nobody needs their rubbish on display!

Made to measure bike/bin storage:   by Energy Space Ltd,
Energy Space Ltd

Made to measure bike/bin storage

Energy Space Ltd

21. Invest in new doormats. You can even have custom ones made!

Templewood Avenue, NW3:  Houses by XUL Architecture,
XUL Architecture

Templewood Avenue, NW3

XUL Architecture

For ways to make your interior entrance really pop as well, take a look at this Ideabook: 23 eye-candy British entrance halls.

Which of these ideas would work well for you home?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd,

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