3 Easy Outdoor Upgrades to Add Curb Appeal

The outside of your home is the very first thing guests, neighbors and potential buyers see. When the outside of a home is welcoming, you want to go inside. Thankfully, there are some simple and easy upgrades homeowners can make to improve the curb appeal of your house. Check out our top 3 easy outdoor improvements.

Front Porch Approach:

Do you have a welcoming front porch? If you have the space, this is a great opportunity to create outdoor living space with rocking chairs, small tables and beautiful planters. If you only have a small outdoor entrance, consider adding a colorful wreath to your front door, welcome mat and small planter. And above all else, be sure to have a clean front porch. Take the time to sweep off dirt, leaves and cobwebs that may have found their way to your front door. If you do add flowers, be sure to water and weeds those planters. Dead plants are not welcoming.

Low angle view of a large front porch with furniture and potted plants. Vertical format.


If the thought of weeding makes you cringe, we totally understand! Thankfully, landscaping doesn’t have to be extravagant. Simple and clean looks great! Find plants and bushes that are low maintenance. Check out this great article from Country Living for low-maintenance landscaping ideas. Pops of color also add great curb appeal. Choose outdoor plants and bushes that flower different times of the year to always keep a little color in your yard. And we are big fans of supporting the entrepreneurial spirit of the local teens. If weeding is at the bottom of your list, consider hiring a young neighbor to take care of the task for you!

Beautiful white color single family home in Phoenix, Arizona USA with big green grass yard, large tree and rosesPaint your Front Door: 

Talk about simple… it doesn’t get much easier than this. Add a splash of color or modernize your home by painting your front door! Neutral colors are always in style, but if you love mint green, you’re in luck! Shades of blue and green are BIG for outdoor colors in 2023. Check out the 40 best front door colors from Country Living. The best part about this change is that it’s so easy, you can add this update to your yearly list.

View of a Beautiful House and Front Door on a London Street

If you are looking to do some bigger exterior or interior projects, take advantage of our Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit! Use the equity you have earned, to create your dream home!  Apply today or contact us to talk to our expert loan officers.