I trimmed and removed various plants so that the sight lines to the home were clean. This transformed the unkempt, cluttered front yard to a more clean and low maintenance look which is typical of Arizona.
During the Renovation
De-cluttered by removing various rocks, decor, and plants - $0.
Moved an oddly placed pile of white rock from the center of the front yard to the back, near the home's front door - $0.
Removed nonfunctioning swinging garage doors - $0.
Had new garage door installed - $1,200.
Made window boxes, chevron window shutters, and a house number sign out of left over wood from my fence - $0.
I painted the home's exterior (myself over several weeks) a dark gray blue color - $500.
Painted the front door a bright green/yellow color and added new hardware - $60.
Plants - $100.