Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal: Bolder and Cooler

Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal: Bolder and Cooler

“You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.”

In your home, you share stories and laughter, you give hugs and second chances, you say “thank you” and “I’m sorry”, you celebrate victories and mourn losses, you build your dreams with hopes and welcome individuals you call family.

That’s why regardless of the season, whether you’re planning to sell it in the future or not, it is important that you invest extra effort to increase its curb appeal. Here are some tips to help you out.

Colors speak louder than words. Picking out paint colors for your home's exterior is a priority. You must consider three different complementary hues—siding, front door, and trim—as well as the cost, time and effort you should exert in painting your whole house.

Cultivate your own garden.  Use flowering trees as borders to your entire yard. Trim your bushes and hedges evenly and regularly. Use stones and pebbles decoratively to decrease the amount of grass on your lawn. Group similar flowers and plants together according to their needs such as water, sunlight and soil type required. This way, you can ensure that you treat all of your plants properly and that you maximize their beauty.

Good fences make good neighbors.  Building a good fence is more than just making it look good. It is all about considering the function you want the fence to serve, choosing the right materials, building and maintaining it properly. Select the right type of fence according to your need. It can be a decorative fence that is more about design, a protective fence that’s focused more on security features, or a privacy fence that is more about the height.

Welcome them with a front porch. We love the way a porch functions as an additional living room during the spring and summer months. You can arrange an intimate corner where you can chat with your friends or loved ones. It can be a combination of two outdoor sofas and a table on a corner or two rocking chairs facing the yard.

Lights will guide your home. Illuminate your yard with landscape lighting. You may place decorative area lights in your garden to illuminate your plants and flowers and increase its appeal, especially at night. You may also want to put lighting at the corners of areas such as decks, patios, walkways and entryways in order to light paths.

Clear the path.  Clear out weeds and neaten up your backyard. Repair the damaged areas of your driveway and freshen up sides with stones and pebbles.

Don’t be like the rest of them, darling. Lastly, find a unique door that matches your home design. And, always keep in mind that while other people overlook small details such as the house numbers, you can turn them to a new center of attraction - a head-turning, cool and stylish house decoration. Make them big and bold yet beautiful.

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