Curb appeal is in the eyes of the buyer. While the notion of curb appeal has been around for decades, its appeal keeps rising. Home improvement shows and magazines have drilled the importance of curb appeal into the minds of homeowners looking to increase the value and appearance of their homes.

1. Update the Front Door

2. Lighten Up the Exterior

3. Liven Up the Landscaping. Of course, landscaping goes beyond flowers and fertilizer. Trim any overgrowth and pull weeds to spiff up the front lawn. Neatness will make the yard look bigger and will make your plants look greener and more vibrant.

4. Put Furniture on the Porch. Nothing is more inviting than a pair of matching rockers on a front porch that are visible from the street.

5. Upgrade the Garage Door