Making home upgrades that matter is a unique challenge. I want my home to stand out and look great without people thinking that it’s an eyesore. Further, I must admit that I wouldn’t mind if my neighbors were a little bit jealous of my design skills, y’all. You know home décor projects aren’t cheap, so I’m always looking for how to make your home look better than your neighbors’ on a budget. Keep reading for ideas that won’t break the bank.
Install a Landscape Pool
Landscaping your yard is a fabulous way to improve its appearance. Whether you do it yourself or hire someone, you can install a reflecting pool in your front yard to instantly change the façade of your home. Your neighbors will gape as they drive by and see the oasis on your property.
Pro Tip: Add gorgeous flowers and other plant life to surround your landscaping pool. You want the pond to blend into your yard.
Design a Lighted Entryway
Adding lights to your entryway is the best way to make it stand out. Once evening comes, your home will look immaculate. You can light up the area around the door as well as your walkway. I like how it improves the aesthetic and gives you more security when you come home at night.
Pro Tip: You can further improve your entryway by adding benches, plants, and other accessories around the door. Plant bushes and other shrubs to frame your entrance.
Repaint Your Home
Adding a fresh coat of paint to your house will instantly make it the best home on the block. Especially if you notice areas where your house is fading, you can extend the life of your siding by painting it. If you have the opportunity, you could change the color to a brighter shade so your home stands out.
Add a Privacy Fence
The right fence can boost your curb appeal and make your exterior look incredible while hiding your backyard. You don’t have to have an amazing backyard for your front yard to look amazing. Further, fences offer security. I like to know my fur babies will have protective boundaries when I send them into the backyard.
The way to make your home look better than your neighbors’ depends largely upon your neighborhood. If you live in an HOA, you might be limited. Further, if you live in an upper-class neighborhood, standing out might be a challenge. If you be yourself and stick to an aesthetic that pleases you, I guarantee that you will find a design you love.