When you’re looking to remodel your home exterior to improve the look, you should think about how what you do affects the so-called curb appeal of your home.
Curb appeal refers to your home’s perceived value as considered by a person standing or even walking at a distance of the sidewalk to your house — but just because you’re improving the curb appeal, you don’t have to blow through an enormous budget.
With that being the case, here are seven budget curb appeal ideas in Gonzales, LA.
1. Hoisting A Decorative Flag
Years ago, when people thought about flying a flag, the most common thing they would be doing is either flying a flag that had some significance in terms of geography — like a country flag or even a city or state flag.
That is no longer the case — you can find a number of different flags that cover quite a variety of topics ranging from holidays that are quite specific to interests that can be anything from caring for a cat or even collecting stamps.
The only limitation to what you can achieve by hanging a flag is your own imagination, as you can basically request just about anything for a flag now.
2. Trimmed Trees
One good thing about having properly trimmed trees is that you’re not only boosting your home’s curb appeal, you are also making sure that you don’t have any accidents involving loose tree branches that may blow off in case of a strong wind.
Though this is not exactly the first thing that people think of when they think of good curb appeal, you have to admit there is a world of difference that exists between a house which has trees that are neatly trimmed and one whose branches are flailing everywhere, looking like they’re about to beat a flying car out of the sky.
3. Painted Window Trim
Though, of course, if your home is in such painted disarray that it looks like the paint is literally peeling off of your home, it bears considering painting the entire exterior; if it is looking overall okay, you can certainly stand to add a nice new color to the window trim.
The nice thing about painting the window trim is that though it’s not a lot of painting involved, it will give the house an updated look, and it will boost your curb appeal.
4. Clean Your Walkway
The walkway to your home is a fundamental part of it — it can make the difference between safely getting to your front door and acting as a stumbling block in front of those who wish to gain access.
A simple thing like cleaning the walkway that leads to your home might not seem like it’s a big deal, but it can really help out people who visit you and also makes your home look better overall — and doesn’t come at a high price, either!
5. Update Your Porch Lighting
It’s entirely possible that your porch lighting is as old as your home — and if your home is old enough, that means that your porch lighting system may require an update.
The positive aspect of updating your porch lighting means that you will not only get a better curb appeal but in all likelihood, you will save money over time in terms of your electrical spending every year.
6. Potted Plants
People really do like a good bit of greenery, but that doesn’t mean that you have to spend a lot of green if you, please excuse the pun.
You can do really well for the curb appeal of your home by adding some potted plants to the exterior of your home — and what’s really nice is you’ll be able to move them around and change the look with not that much effort either!
7. New House Number
Lastly, think about the number on your house and the street’s visibility — how big is it, and can it be clearly seen?
If the number is small, you can improve it by making it larger, which will certainly help in terms of visibility.
If it already is large, can you perhaps enhance it with some lighting?
At night, if your number is not so visible, you can add some lighting to it and improve its curb appeal.
Nathan Rust is the Managing Partner at Prestigious Painting. He is passionate about service and gives back through his business with “Paint it Forward” and the “Young Entrepreneur Scholarship”. Nathan is married to his wife, Amanda and they have two children, Elijah and Grace.
Nathan founded the Rotary Club of Southeast Baton Rouge with 24 other local leaders in February 2020, and served as Club President from 2020-2022. He also serves as the Charter Organization Representative to Pack 15, where his son is a member as a Cub Scout.
Nathan was elected as the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board Representative for District 6 on November 8th, 2022. In this new opportunity, Nathan aims to strengthen our school system by ensuring every child in EBR has access to high-quality schools, regardless of where they live or their economic status.