Today we continue our series looking at ways to quickly add curb appeal to your home courtesy of This Old House.
2. Update Light Fixtures
Removing outdated front door or garage light fixtures will instantly brighten your home’s curb appeal. Make sure the breaker inside the electric panel is shut off for where the light is being installed. Before touching any wires, test them with a live-wire testing device.
If you don’t want to go to the expense of buying new light fixtures, you could try painting or spray-painting your old ones for a fraction of the cost. “If you have outdated light fixtures like 1980s gold, the quickest fix is to paint the light fixture black,” says Cindy Lin, general manager/founder of Staged4More Home Staging in South San Francisco.
Approximate cost: A 12-ounce can of spray paint costs less than $8, while attractive wall-mounted exterior lights can be purchased for less than $30 each. A live-wire tester costs less than $20.