Creating Curb Appeal is Fun and Easy

A front-of-home refresh always provides a mood boost, for you as well as your neighbors! It’s easy and fun to create greater curb appeal. Here are a few simple and inexpensive ideas that my team and I suggest:

Paint your front door. Go bold when selecting a hue that best coordinates with your home’s exterior paint color. The great thing about paint is that it is an easy ‘do-over’ if you’ve missed the mark on a particular shade.

Add a new door mat. A door mat can make a big difference in your home’s look and feel. Try a layered look; place a traditional coir mat (I love a black border or single letter monogram) over a larger, more colorful outdoor rug to create a warm welcome.

Upgrade your house numbers. It’s surprising how this simple change can affect the overall feel of your home. Complement your home’s theme – craftsman, colonial, mid-century modern – with house numbers that enhance. Create further interest by affixing them to a plaque, or float them vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.

Change your light fixtures. Light fixtures are a major factor in first impressions. Just as with your house numbers, make sure to keep your fixtures within your style in order to complement your home.

Clean windows and windowsills. Sweep away dirt and spider webs with a broom, then get out the squeegee. You’ll be amazed at the difference sparkling clean windows can have on your home’s overall appearance. Don’t forget to wash inside too…as well as screens.  

Tend to the lawn and beds: Pull weeds, scatter fresh mulch, and plant some color. The experts at Orchard Nursery can help you pick plants that suit your yard’s sun orientation. Add additional color and interest with planters placed on your front patio or next to your front door. 

If you’d like further tips on creating curb appeal, feel free to call us for ideas. We can also refer you to our verified vendors for both quick and easy upgrades as well as major remodel projects.

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