This is a great article from http://www.listotic.com/. I like the creativity.
I have done the door one on my own properties. Nothing changes a first impression like a door that looks new. You only get one chance to make a first impression!
17 Easy Curb Appeal Ideas Anyone Can Do
When it comes to curb appeal, sometimes that’s all it takes is a slap of paint and a little creativity. Some of us just have an eye for it, while others may need a little inspiration to get the ideas flowing. You’d be surprised at what a difference even inexpensive changes can make to the curb appeal of your home. Aside from the obvious — landscaping, pulling weeds, paint, and general clean up — here is a roundup of curb appeal ideas that just about anyone can do!
1. Faux Stone Panels
I’ve always wondered why the exposed slab foundation on homes are left as such an eyesore!? I suppose it could get pretty pricey to cover the entire foundation of your home, but these faux panels will leave you with some change left in your pockets. They come in faux rock, stone, brick and wood, with several different styles and colors to choose from. These would be great for the inside of the home, too! Perhaps a fireplace surround or accent wall?
Earlier this year I went on a hunt for some creative and DIY ways to display my house number. The one I have now is too hard to see from the road. I stumbled across this idea and couldn’t help but love the simplicity of it, yet how pretty it would be to incorporate my address into the garden. I have the perfect little area on the front corner of my yard where I plan to make this happen!
You could build a pergola on just about any part of the house where you want to add a little bit of character. It even looks nice without the vines, but you can’t go wrong with adding a touch of greenery. You would probably have to be vigilant at keeping them pruned, but if you like being out in the garden, this is definitely well worth it.
13. Easy Carriage Style Garage Doors
Did you know there is a hardware kit made for this? Too cool! It certainly brings life and character to an otherwise mundane garage. Nothing beats a cheap and easy home project that makes such a big difference.
14. Solar Spotlights
If you have a lot of trees and shrubs, this is the easiest thing you can do to make your home look fabulous at night! I stumbled across these at Home Depot, and ended up buying 4 of them. I have 2 of them shining on trees, and the others shining on these huge boulders we have in the front yard. They make the yard look amazing at night, and because they are solar powered, there’s no added expense to your electric bill. They also have them available with the solar panel attached with a long wire so you can place it quite a distance away from the spot light where it might get more sun during the day.
15. Hide Your Hose
They actually make a pot for this! I suppose the only difference is there’s a small hole for the hose in the back so it can be connected to the water faucet. What a fantastic way to keep it out of sight yet easy to access and use. I’m also really digging the idea of keeping one hidden in a storage bench — build one or just drill a hole large enough to fit your hose in the back of an already existing one.
16. Faux Garage Windows
I can imagine the hardest part of this project is getting the tape level and straight, but aside from that, it is certainly easier than replacing it! It looks particularly good on this garage door because it sits far back from the road under a lot of shade trees. You would never guess these windows were painted on from the street.
17. Keep The Trash Bins Hidden
This is one of my biggest pet peeves — when big, ugly trash cans are visible from the street, sometimes open with trash bags peeking out of the top. If you are forced to keep your trash where it can easily be seen from the street (or from anywhere really), put up a small fence, or perhaps even build (or buy) a garbage can storage shed. I think even a few lattice panels would do the job.