There are some projects that you can do to add to the curb appeal of your home while others would be best left to the professionals. When you're on a tight budget, here are some of the things that you can accomplish on your own without having to worry about the complexity or the safety issues of the project.
The front door area
Make sure that the front door area is spik and span and this includes the front door itself. Make sure that the lighting is bright and replace any light bulbs as necessary. If the front looks dull at all you can always add new shiny hardware to the door on your own.
Most landscaping projects around the house can be done on your own. Make sure that the lawn appears neat, all clutter has been put away and the garden looks its best. In the fall you'll need to keep up with the raking the leaves of the lawn and you may have to do some deweeding in the garden. Trees and shrubs should be trimmed neatly but if there are any higher branches that need to be cut or removed completely, you'll want to call in a tree service to help you out with that.
Fix up the driveway
Small cracks can easily be fixed in the driveway with some sealant that you can purchase at a home improvement store. If your driveway is in very bad shape, however, fixing it yourself can leave it looking worse than it did before you tried to clean it up. For small jobs you can perfect the look of your driveway with do-it-yourself projects but for bigger jobs you'll need to call in an expert.
Clean the gutter
If your gutter is full of leaves you won't want any potential buyers to look up at your home to see the mess up there. As long as you are comfortable on a ladder, have someone available that can hold it for you and the gutter isn't too high up, you should be able to tackle this project.
Clean the exterior of your car
One of the things that a lot of people don't consider when thinking about curb appeal is their car. If your vehicle looks shabby and dirty on the outside and is parked in your driveway, it will have a negative impact on the curb appeal of your entire home. Just make sure that your car looks sparkling clean on the exterior so that it can match up with the great curb appeal you have presented with your home.