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Curb Appeal Under $150: 10 Design Ideas to Weather Winter

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Curb Appeal Under $150: 10 Design Ideas to Weather Winter

November 8, 2017

If you live in a climate where the onset of winter is looming (Australia, this post is not for you), you may need a strategy to boost curb appeal—and your spirits—while the garden is in hibernation.

We’re rounded up a few useful accessories to add style to a porch, a facade, or a fence line without breaking the bank. Here are 10 ideas to add curb appeal this winter for under $150:

Steel Mailbox

Handmade in Turkey, a galvanized Steel Mailbox is available in three colors including gray as shown; the powder coated finish will withstand winter weather. It is \$78 from Terrain.
Above: Handmade in Turkey, a galvanized Steel Mailbox is available in three colors including gray as shown; the powder coated finish will withstand winter weather. It is $78 from Terrain.
See more of our favorites in 10 Easy Pieces: The Modern Mailbox.

Weatherproof Barometer

A galvanized steel St Ives Barometer is £36 from Garden Trading.
Above: A galvanized steel St Ives Barometer is £36 from Garden Trading.
Like a wall clock in a kitchen, a weatherproof barometer provides a visual focus to a facade. See more of our favorites in 10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Wall Barometers.

Log Holder

Handmade of powder coated iron with an antique zinc finish, a Chuck Log Holder has angled legs to keep firewood off a wet or snowy surface; \$99.95 from CB\2.
Above: Handmade of powder coated iron with an antique zinc finish, a Chuck Log Holder has angled legs to keep firewood off a wet or snowy surface; $99.95 from CB2.
What’s the difference between a woodpile and a log holder? A woodpile is out there in the distance (cold) and a log holder is on the porch, offering stylish storage for tonight’s firewood.

Wall-Mount Boot Rack

A wooden Wall Mounted Rack &#8\2\1\1; Wooden is &#8\2\20;perfect for clearing the porch, hallway or garage from clutter,&#8\2\2\1; notes retailer A Place for Everything. The rack is 76 centimeters (about 30 inches) long, has a storage shelf for hats, and is £59.
Above: A wooden Wall Mounted Rack – Wooden is “perfect for clearing the porch, hallway or garage from clutter,” notes retailer A Place for Everything. The rack is 76 centimeters (about 30 inches) long, has a storage shelf for hats, and is £59.
See more of our favorites in 10 Easy Pieces: Racks for Rubber Boots.

Iron Boot Scraper

A Simplistic Black Cast Iron Boot Scraper is £\1\1\2.59 (about \$\149 US) from Black Country Metalworks.
Above: A Simplistic Black Cast Iron Boot Scraper is £112.59 (about $149 US) from Black Country Metalworks.
See more in 5 Favorites: Iron Boot Scrapers.

The Statement Boot Brush

Elevate the humble boot brush to art object. A wall-mounted Iron Boot Brush has a loop for hanging (and comes with matching hardware). The brush has natural cocoa fibers; \$98 from Terrain.
Above: Elevate the humble boot brush to art object. A wall-mounted Iron Boot Brush has a loop for hanging (and comes with matching hardware). The brush has natural cocoa fibers; $98 from Terrain.
A detailed view of the hanging look and hook on Terrain&#8\2\17;s wall-mounted boot brush.
Above: A detailed view of the hanging look and hook on Terrain’s wall-mounted boot brush.

The Modest Boot Brush

Annie calls it &#8\2\20;a mudroom in a box.&#8\2\2\1; L.L. Bean&#8\2\17;s Boot Brush (\$49.95) has a heavy cast-iron frame for long, messy Maine winters.
Above: Annie calls it “a mudroom in a box.” L.L. Bean’s Boot Brush ($49.95) has a heavy cast-iron frame for long, messy Maine winters.
See more of Annie’s favorites in Mudroom in a Box: 7 Favorite Boot Brushes.

Ikea Train Rack

On my covered front porch, I corral hats, coats, shopping bags, and dog leashes with a black Portis Hat Rack from Ikea; \$\19.99. Photograph by Matthew Williams.
Above: On my covered front porch, I corral hats, coats, shopping bags, and dog leashes with a black Portis Hat Rack from Ikea; $19.99. Photograph by Matthew Williams.
Made of steel with a powder coating, a Portis Hat Rack measures 35 3/8 inches long; \$\19.99 from Ikea.
Above: Made of steel with a powder coating, a Portis Hat Rack measures 35 3/8 inches long; $19.99 from Ikea.

Tamper-Proof Mailbox

Keep vandals away from your holiday cards with a tamper-proof mailbox that is as handsome as it is impregnable. A black Gibraltar Rural Tuffbody Mailbox has a heavy steel flag with steel fasteners and is from \$8\2.06 from Life and Home.
Above: Keep vandals away from your holiday cards with a tamper-proof mailbox that is as handsome as it is impregnable. A black Gibraltar Rural Tuffbody Mailbox has a heavy steel flag with steel fasteners and is from $82.06 from Life and Home.

Twinkly Lights

Photograph by María Helena Carey via Flickr.
Above: Photograph by María Helena Carey via Flickr.

Fence fashions never go out of style. Add a string of solar lights (no electrical cord necessary) and leave them up all winter.

A \100-light set of Solar Powered White LED String Lights is \$\23.98 from Home Depot.
Above: A 100-light set of Solar Powered White LED String Lights is $23.98 from Home Depot.
N.B.: See more ideas in Curb Appeal: 11 Ways to Make Your House Look Welcoming in Winter.

Product summary  

Doormats & Boot Scrapers

Boot Brush

$49.95 USD from L.L.Bean

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