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Quick & Affordable Ways To Increase Curb Appeal

You don’t have to break the bank to increase the value of your home

When it comes to touching up the exterior of your home it doesn’t have to cost a lot to have a big impact. Simple projects like the one listed below are guaranteed to refresh your home’s appearance without a big investment.

5. Give your shutters a quick coat of paint

Adding a nice coat of our 2018 Color Of The Year, Black Magic, to your exterior wooden shutters is a quick way to give your home an extra touch of class and sophistication. This rich indigo black paint color pairs well with whites and grays and looks good in both urban and rural settings. Choose a long-lasting exterior paint that will fit well with almost any style of home.


4. Give your patio a color that pops

Quickly refreshing your patio with a bright wood stain color like Rosewood or Amaretto is an easy way to dramatically change the appearance of your exterior space. Bright wood stain colors are effective at boosting the appearance of your entire home and help give your space a fresh, inviting atmosphere.


3. Touch up your trim

Whether you have natural wooden trim or a painted bit of trim adding a fresh coat of exterior paint or stain can really make a house feel welcoming to potential buyers. For painted trim use an elegant dark neutral like Black Magic using Olympic's ONE Exterior paint. For deep, richly colored natural wood use a Toner color like Mahogany Blaze.


2. Stain your deck

Completely re-staining your deck is an easier process than you may think. Following quick proper prep steps and choosing the right wood stain product will ensure you have a successful project that will bring a lot of value to your home. Check out our How To Stain A Deck guide for step-by-step instructions.


1. Paint your front door

Invite the world in with a fresh coat of exterior paint added to the front door of your home. Choosing a brilliant red like Burning Bush, a blue like Port Au Prince, or even a green like Lichen can have a dramatic impact on your home’s look and feel. Go bold with color.

We hope this quick list gives you some weekend warrior inspiration. Tackling a few small projects like the ones we have discussed above is an easy and affordable way to add major value to your home’s curb appeal. To find the right colors for your next project take a look at the link below.
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