Decorative Touches for Your Garage Door
Decorative garage door hardware kits are an inexpensive and simple way to add some interest to your home's exterior. They can be purchased at any hardware store. Depending on the size of your garage, a garage door hardware kit can cost anywhere between $10 and $25. Before adding the hardware, wash your garage door with soap and water. Follow the instructions included in your kit. In just an hour or two, your garage door will look brand new. This DIY project is a small way to add a big impact.
Your mailbox can add character to your home. Look for one that suits your style and personality. Reinstalling a mailbox is a fairly simple task that can be completed in a couple of hours. Consider adding your surname or house number for an added decorative touch.
Change Your Light Fixtures
Updated light fixtures can drastically change the look of your home. Typically located outside the front door, a new stylish light pendant or sconce can create an inviting entryway. Take precaution when working with electricity. Make sure to turn the power off before your start, and when in doubt, hire an electrician.
Refresh Metal Fixtures
Metal fixtures around the outside of your home will rust overtime. Refreshing metal gates, patio furniture or fences is a weekend project that can be done with a little effort and a few supplies. First, use a wire metal brush to scrape off any old rust or chipped paint. Make sure to remove dust and debris with a clean cloth. Next, use a spray primer for metal to help protect your project from rust. Finally, once the primer is dry apply two coats of spray paint used for outdoor metal, allowing it to dry in between coats.
Any of these four weekend projects will improve your curb appeal, and can help increase the value of your home. With just a little bit of effort, you can achieve a high-impact exterior that will entice your guests and neighbors to see what's inside.