Improving curb appeal can be as simple as adding small personal touches, because what’s meaningful to you might just capture the attention of others.
Provide a buffet for the birds. Not only are bird feeders cute, but they also add a pop of color along with entertainment and education (especially if you have young kids). Just be sure that the feeder is made of a durable material that can keep the seed clean and dry, and that it is easy for you to fill.
Give your mailbox some TLC. Your mailbox may be one of the first things that people see when they pass your home. Replace the box itself, the pole or both. You can buy one or DIY; just be sure you follow U.S. Postal Service guidelines and any neighborhood association rules. Pay attention to what’s around your mailbox, too—a small, simple flower bed can impress.
Update your hardware. New hardware gives everything around it a fresh look. Replace faded or rusted house numbers with ones that are fresh and modern—it won’t take long or cost much. The same goes for door knockers, handles, locks and kick plates.
How AAA can help with curb appeal: From bird feeders to brass doorknobs, shop online through AAA at Target and Walmart, and earn AAA Dollars (up to 4% at Walmart and up to 5% at Target).