Curb Appeal…some suggestions

 Most homes need to look larger. Providing continuity from the curb through to the back yard expands the visual space of a small to medium size house. Providing harmony and bringing the outside in makes for a more pleasant experience overall. One of the least expensive solutions is to add background color with seasonal ground covers and plantings. Other quick, easy solutions include:

  • Painting the front door with an inviting accent color
  • Changing or upgrading the front porch light fixture(s)
  • Placing an appropriately styled bench, seat or other three-dimensional piece on the porch, verandah or in the front yard or garden
  • Keeping all walkways and entrances swept and hosed off
  • Providing potted plants on the front porch in keeping with the exterior style (don’t mix cactus or succulents in Mexican clay pots with a Cape Cod or French Chateau look)
  • Adding a clean, stylish new entrance mat
  • Upgrading the front door hardware, including the door handle, knocker, hinges and/or kick plate

This sets the stage and creates a pleasant feeling of anticipation by the time the front door is reached.

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