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Manic Monday: 5 Minute Fixes

You’re busy. I’m busy. We are all busy!

In the spirit of that, I thought a new series would help us keep up with “joys” of home ownership. We tend to let certain things slide and put off because “I’ll get to it one day.” As a Realtor, I see regularly these little things add up to numerous to-do items! So each Monday, I’ll be highlighting several 5 minute fixes that even on a manic Monday (or Thursday…), we can all check off an item on the to do list!

There’s one area that often times gets bumped to the back burner because it can seem like so many projects: curb appeal.

I like to buy mums on the first chilly day and plant them or rush to plant flowers on the first semi-warm day in the spring, but, other than that, a lot of curb appeal projects can take days and lots of effort. But not all curb appeal projects are huge endeavors!

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If you live in an older home, you probably have dated font house numbers. They may even be rusty or scratched. And, honestly, I don’t think most people think of updating them when addressing curb appeal, but they’re such an easy 5 minute fix!

For Flip 3, you may remember that Uncle Nuny built a custom lamp post, and I used that to hold my new house numbers. But, swapping out house numbers in their existing place is sufficient!

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For Flip 3, I chose modern black house numbers that were about $10 each. For $40, I created some charming curb appeal with just house numbers!

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If you’re freshening up the trim or shutters on your home, I love the idea of matching them with the house numbers! Who says they have to be black or silver? These art-deco bold red to match cheery red shutters? Adorable, inexpensive curb appeal!

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Even changing up the font of the numbers can modernize a porch! There is a variety of modern, simple, block and funky fonts available in house numbers which means there’s something to match your home and style. I love this funky font from Rejuvenation.

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Back in the day, people just used number stickers to function as house numbers. So many designs have evolved over the years that they’re a lot like art now! These lighted numbers may not be inexpensive, but they are a unique accent to add lighting and curb appeal to a porch!

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I’ve seen some lately that don’t just include the house number but also the street name. There’s something charming about this little sign that includes the entire address. Obviously easy to install and extremely affordable, I may need to invest in one of these!

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Another one that I noticed frequently while in Florida this summer was house number yard signs. Heavy and durable, these signs have the complete address and just stake down into the yard. They could be moved and aren’t permanent like if they were attached to a house.

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Thanks to Pinterest, I’ve seen this idea popping up. Using removable vinyl, adding messages and house numbers to a freshly painted door is just adorable and affordable! I am most likely going to use this idea for Flip 5. Isn’t that door just so welcoming with its cheery color and fresh house number? Talk about curb appeal! [*I couldn’t find the original source online to link*]

I think updating house numbers is such an easy, easy way to freshen up the curb appeal and express your personality or match the decor of your home. Whether it’s a DIY projects or stylish new numbers, virtually no hard labor is required or deep pockets!

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