5 Easy Tips for a Curb Appeal Makeover

Curb appeal — that certain je ne sais quoi that makes one house the belle of the housing market ball and leaves another property standing alone in the corner. Here are a few basic tips to easily improve your home’s curb appeal and make it a desirable property, helping you put your best foot forward… Read More


Curb appeal — that certain je ne sais quoi that makes one house the belle of the housing market ball and leaves another property standing alone in the corner. Here are a few basic tips to easily improve your home’s curb appeal and make it a desirable property, helping you put your best foot forward in a competitive market.

A Little Bit of Paint Goes a Long Way

Maybe you don’t have the time or resources to get your entire house painted, but touching up a few key spots can do wonders. Add a fresh coat of paint to window trims and shutters, and pay special attention to porch railings and steps. A bright, new color on your front door will add a pop and catch a new buyer’s attention as well as help to express your own individual style.

Freshen Your Awnings

The outside of your house can take a beating. Inclement weather, dust, and street pollution adds up fast. An easy way to update the look of your house and add a modern touch is to replace your window and door awnings. Fresh new fabric in modern, trendy colors and patterns will add polish and depth to your facade, significantly changing the look of your house without major renovations. Not to mention, savvy home-buyers love the energy efficiency of awnings.

Get an Instant Garden

It might be too late in the season to completely redo your front garden, but you can get just as much visual benefit, without the hours of intensive work, by creating a container garden for your front walk and porch. A variety of potted plants allows you to easily create bright color palettes and build a visually exciting entryway. If you can, try to make your planter design as symmetrical as possible, and match the planters to your existing front-of-house hardware, like light fixtures.

Treat Your Front Porch Like a Livable Space

 We devote so much time to the design of our back patios, but there’s something to be said for the tradition of hanging out on the front porch. Some simple pieces of solar-powered decorative lighting and a few comfy outdoor seats, and you’re all set to enjoy warm summer evenings. Exterior drop shades that can easily roll up and down provide privacy and shelter from high winds or glaring sunlight, and they come in a variety of materials and colors to fit your style.

Add Outdoor Art

Adding outdoor art to your garden can help turn a humdrum lawn into a memorable landscape. Look for pieces that complement your existing trees or planter beds. Birdbaths and water features will help the hot days feel a little cooler with their soothing sounds. Sculptures that move with the wind, or even just some well placed wind chimes, give the yard a touch of dynamic energy.

 

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