Summer is here! Whether you’re getting your home ready to sell, or just want to spruce up your space, we’ve got 15 easy and fun DIY curb appeal projects that will help make a great first impression.
15 DIY Curb Appeal Projects You Can Do This Summer
Walkway Upgrade with Brick
An easy project that anyone can do! Dig a small trench about the width of your brick, and even out with sand or gravel. Then add a border around sidewalks or garden paths. This inexpensive project adds interest and definition to any walkway.
House Number Planters
Want a fun project that can involve the whole family? Try this super creative house number planter! Make your house number more visible while also adding some curb appeal. If you’re more of a modern decorator, check out this project from HGTV!
Air Conditioner Cover
Is your air conditioning unit an eyesore? Hide it with a super cute and easy wooden cover. Get the tutorial from the Ugly Duckling House HERE.
DIY Hanging Pots
Add some interest to dull, empty spaces with this DIY bucket herb garden idea from Lowes. Customize your colors and your plants to match your design style.
Revamp Tired Door Frames with Crown Molding
Nothing says “old home” like outdated door frames, but a complete renovation of your front entryway can be expensive. For a cost-effective DIY project, check out this crown molding makeover from Jilly and Mia!
Spruce Up Your Garage Door
Add immediate curb appeal quickly and easily by adding a few hardware pieces to your garage door. It’s incredible how much a few simple touches change the entire look of your home. Find the tutorial from Bliss Images here.
Add an Outdoor Rug
Perhaps the easiest project on our list: purchase a fun, eye-catching outdoor rug and add a pop of color to your patio or deck. Check clearance deals at the end of summer for an even more economical option. Shop for a rug now!
Make a Backyard Fire Pit
Nothing says cozy and comfortable like an outdoor fire pit and seating area. HGTV’s step-by-step tutorial helps DIY-ers create a backyard hangout in no time at all.
Plant Bright Colors
Sometimes, all a home needs is an update to its garden colors. Plant new flowers for an added pop of color in your yard. If you’re worried fresh flowers will add to your water bill, check out these colorful ideas for low-water gardens.
Hang a Wreath
Make your front door more inviting with an easy DIY wreath. Customize it with your favorite colors, ribbon, flowers, and more. Need some inspiration? Good Housekeeping has lots of great ideas for summertime wreaths on their website.
DIY Wooden Shutters
If your home lacks character, add some wood shutters around the windows. Cedar shutters are expensive, but DIY Network offers a video tutorial that shows you how to make them at a fraction of the cost.
Don’t Replace; Re-paint!
Tired doorknobs or light fixtures might be an eyesore, but replacing them can be costly. Instead, consider painting door hardware and fixtures for a facelift on a budget. Get the tutorial here.
Give your front porch some added pizzazz with this unique nail polish-marbled planter project from Hello Glow. You can use just about any color combination you want – and get the entire family involved!
Create a Natural Privacy Wall
Upcycle wooden pallets to create an herb garden wall, perfect for separating space or making your backyard patio a little more private. Get the tutorial from Roeschel, DIY Showoff here.
Create an Inexpensive Walkway
Add interest and functionality to your yard without breaking the bank. Use upcycled wooden pallets to create a walkway between areas in your yard. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to create a usable pathway. Get the tutorial from The Homespun Hydrangea here!
When you’re ready to tackle more projects in your home, check out our low-cost fixes that will increase your home’s value.
Do you have DIY curb appeal project ideas? We’d love to hear them, so please comment below!