Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Home Improvement: Step Up Your Curb Appeal at Goodwill

Thinking about selling your home? One of the biggest tips is to think about your home’s “curb appeal,” or how it looks from the street! According to a 2020 study, beautiful curb appeal can increase your home’s selling price by up to 7 percent!

If you’re looking for budget-friendly ways to improve your home’s appearance, look no further than your local Ohio Valley Goodwill store. With a few DIY tips and some smart thrifting, you can squeeze even more value out of your home with little investment and just a few changes.

Get the Big Picture

Start by standing back and taking a good look at your home from the street. What catches your eye? Ask a friend or neighbor to describe their first impression of your home from the outside. You may get a few ideas before you go shopping at Goodwill!

Add Bright Colors

One of the best ways to enhance your home’s curb appeal is to add some vibrant, eye-catching color. Flowers are a simple way to provide a pop of personality, and you don’t have to pay retail prices for flower pots and vases. Shop at Goodwill for containers, pots, or vases that fit your size needs. You’ll have affordable accent pieces that can be placed near your door or next to the furniture on your front porch to freshen up your outdoor space.

Flower pillow from Ohio Valley Goodwill
Flower pillow from Ohio Valley Goodwill

Give the Backyard an Upgrade

Speaking of outdoor spaces, don’t forget about the backyard! Thrift your way to a beautiful backyard with items like hanging baskets for plants, outdoor shelves or storage boxes, and even accent pillows for patio furniture. Remember, if you don’t love the color of something you find while thrift shopping, you can always add a coat of paint or re-cover pillows with a fabric you like better!

Create an Inviting Entrance

Last, but not least, the front door is the main event when it comes to curb appeal, so make sure it’s welcoming and inviting to guests. Of course, you can add a fresh coat of paint and a seasonal wreath to step it up, but you don’t have to buy a pricy wreath from the store. Thrifted wreaths can be found at Goodwill for a fraction of the price! Look for a wreath you can use as-is, or make it your own by searching for wreath designs online that can be made entirely of thrifted items such as fabric, ribbon, decorative paper, and faux greenery or flowers.

Voila! In a matter of days and a few dollars, you’ll have the home that’s the envy of everyone on the block. Best of all, by choosing to shop at Goodwill, you’re also choosing to support a mission that helps people in your community achieve vocational success and empower themselves through the power of work. This means you can feel great about every purchase you make at Goodwill!

Find your closest Ohio Valley Goodwill thrift store today. Thank you for supporting Goodwill!