Whether you plan to sell your home, or you just want it to make a better first impression, there are lots of curb appeal projects you can complete in just one day! Oh, and they won’t make you break open the college fund either… A little bit of work and you can change the look of your home and increase it’s value.

Jen at ‘Just for Rachel’ shows us how to make new house numbers, for less than $10! Makes a big difference from the street, is a quick and easy project, and makes your home easier to find in an emergency… Great budget project!

One Day Curb Appeal Projects


Val at ‘Zen Shmen’ shares her DIY front walk makeover, and this looks so inviting! She walks you through the whole project step by step… You might want a helper for this one to get it all done in one day, but so worth it!

One Day Curb Appeal Projects


Need a mailbox that wows? This DIY mailbox makeover from Traci at ‘Beneath My Heart’ looks like an expensive custom installation, but they did this themselves! It’s easier than it looks if you read through their tutorial… Definitely click through and check out her before and after photos! Big curb appeal!

One Day Curb Appeal Projects


Check this out from ‘Craft Pro‘. Power washing your steps or driveway can take a dingy looking front walk and make it look brand new. You can rent power washers for a small fee. Easy, and fast!

One Day Curb Appeal Projects


Want a really quick front door update? Hang an oversized craft store letter monogram on your front door instead of a wreath like Jilly from ‘Me & Jilly’ did. Make sure you use a larger letter so it makes an impact from the street. Go to her site to see the before photos of her front door so you can see exactly how much of a difference this made!



Do you have garbage cans or an ugly air conditioner that can be seen from the street? Then build this compost screen with the tutorial from ‘Lowes’. Easy project to hide those utilitarian things we can’t move.

One Day Curb Appeal Projects


If you prefer the easy route to hiding the ugly, try this screen we found at ‘Target‘… It could be moved anywhere you need it, and sometimes a little investment is worth a quick fix.


Got cement steps that have seen better days? Nothing makes  a home look run down faster then a run down walkway. Jeff at ‘Home Repair Tutor’ has a complete tutorial and a video on cement step repair that anyone can do… It just takes a little planning, but could save you a whole lot of money in contractor fees.

One Day Curb Appeal Projects


A few one day curb appeal ideas form ‘BHG‘? Install low voltage lighting, or solar lighting along your front walk. You can find these at any home improvement store.

One Day Curb Appeal Projects


Or install window boxes you make from their plans…

One Day Curb Appeal Projects


Jamin and Ashley from ‘The Handmade Home’ show us how to build shutters… The before and after kinda says it all, doesn’t it?

One Day Curb Appeal Projects

Ok, that should keep you busy this weekend, right? Do have any one day curb appeal project ideas? Share in comments! If you enjoyed this post, try our DIY front porch swing tutorials!

Image Credits: Craft Pro, Just for Rachel, Zen Shmen, Beneath My Heart, Me & Jilly, Lowes, Target, Home Repair Tutor, BHG, BHG, Handmade Home




  1. Val @ ZenShmen! October 22, 2015 at 7:40 am


    Thanks so much for including our DIY front path makeover in your post! It was such a fun project and quite simple to do (though it take take some muscles!) and it transformed the front of the house.

    Come wintertime we added a long cocoa mat runner over the stone pathway to make it easier to shovel the snow away without scooping up a bunch of the small river rock pebbles.

    Keep up the great work with your site! Be well,


    1. Kathy Woodard October 28, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Thanks Val for the update! Great makeover of your front yard, btw! -K & S

  2. Kimmie February 20, 2017 at 11:42 am

    The last idea with the before and after is quite deceiving as we are led to believe, according to the picture caption, that the only change is the shutters. There is QUITE a lot going on with the changes between those two pictures! I do like the shutters though and think I could get that done in a day without breaking the bank–throw in the new planter box, new cover over the front door, new siding or paint, new roof, doing something with the tree, new shingles, and moving the grill and that’s much more than a day!

    1. Kathy Woodard February 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Hi Kimmie,
      While the before and after did show a full project of sprucing up their home, we did just point to the shutter tutorial, and did not intend to be misleading… I think its pretty clear other things were done, but that project itself did make a huge difference… The siding and the roof are the same, it’s simply paint, and the roof just has a different lighting. Hope it inspires someone, all those are really do-able projects!


Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *