Summer is the most popular time to sell your home, so if you’re looking to upgrade, you’ll want to get your place in shape — and fast. These amazing tips and tricks are intended to give your home just a bit more curb appeal — that is, they’ll set your place apart from the rest when you put it on the market. It’s surprising how such small changes can make such a huge difference, but the proof is in the photographs (not to mention the results). So if you’re looking to upgrade your home to sell (or just want to enjoy the spoils of some DIY labor), look no further. These 18 projects will make your home really shine.Using a bright color to update the door can automatically make your home feel more inviting.
Adding molding around the door can make for a fancier, more appealing entrance.
Because while it’s definitely an asset to the home, it’s still pretty ugly.
If you’ve got a big tree in your front yard, you can make it look ev en better with a custom bench built around it.
A cheeky doormat is a great way to make a warm first impression on people coming to see your place.
They’re the worst color of grey imaginable, and painting them is pretty simple.
If you’ve got one of those mailboxes that sits at the end of the driveway, there are plenty of ways to make it shine.
These are a cheap and easy DIY way to add some greenery to the exterior of your home.
You can also add a few of these DIY planters to the mix, making your home look more cheerful and lived-in.
If you want your home to have a fancier feel, add symmetrical foliage and lighting fixtures on each side of the door.
A cool old pot or planter should do the trick.
Low-voltage landscape lighting can make a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal, and also help visitors feel more safe and secure.
You can buy ready-made containers from garden centers and create your own gardens in them. Get creative with the types of plants and flowers you use, too.
It’s a fast, easy way to bring color and charm to your home, particularly if you use vintage or copper boxes, which can instantly warm the exterior space.
They may not be real, but they look pretty damn good.
Because trash bins are ugly, and no one really wants to see them.