Does your home’s exterior feel stale to you? Or are you looking to freshen it up to sell it?

Whether you’re trying to fall back in love or boost your curb appeal, revamping the exterior of your home can be done for far less money than you may be expecting. It can also be done very quickly and over a few weekends.

Here’s how to do it.

1. Update Your Garage Door

Your garage door most likely takes up as much as a third of your home’s total exterior façade. It’s more of a factor in the overall aesthetic than many people give it credit for.

Change the look of your exterior with a new and stylish garage door. You can update or freshen the look by replacing an old and worn-looking door, or you can go in a completely different direction with a fresh color scheme.

For the DIYers out there, we highly recommend that you don’t try to install your own new garage door. It is best to trust residential garage door installation experts to do the job safely and professionally.

If this update is to sell or flip your home, you will find that most home improvement experts agree a new garage door has the best return on investment (ROI) of any home improvement.

At the same time, updating your garage door and opener can add safety and security to your home. Be sure to check out some of the state-of-the-art Wi-Fi enabled openers that you can control with your smartphone.

2. Paint the Exterior

Despite all of our modern décor inventions and tools, few things can still have as much instant impact as a bucket of paint. In fact, painting your exterior also has a very high ROI.

You can always breathe new life into your home’s exterior by revitalizing your existing color scheme. Or, again, you can go in a completely different direction with bold new choices for your base color, accents, and frames.

If you’re looking to flip your home in a hurry, this adds a lot of value in no time at all, especially when compared to other projects like major landscaping overhauls or interior renovations.

3. Fix Your Fixtures

Sometimes it’s the little things that can stand out in a big way.

Take a look at your home’s exterior touches, such as your:

  • Front door, doorknob, and door knocker
  • Light fixtures
  • Mailbox
  • House number
  • Handrails on the stairways
  • Driveway/ walkway lighting

You can replace all of these things in a single day and a single shopping trip. The end result can help you refresh or reinvent the exterior of your home, without breaking the bank.

A lot of people will think big when it comes to revitalizing their home. But, big projects come with big invoices and big headaches.

Ask yourself what some of these less expensive and less time-consuming updates could do to your home. We bet that you will eventually ask yourself what took you so long to do it.