Summertime Means Curb Appeal!
Curb appeal is one of the most important aspects of your home. It tells the world so many things about you: I'm tidy, I care about my home, I pay attention to details, I understand plantings, I understand color and scale, etc. So what are you telling your neighbors about yourself? I compiled a list of 5 important things you can do to improve curb appeal. Trust me...I could go on for days about this topic! These 5 tips apply to any style home, in any neighborhood, on any street.
Whether you are planning to spruce up to sell your home, or spruce up to enjoy your home, painting it will do the trick! Not a painter? Hire one! They will have it done in a flash and you will be able to sit back and enjoy it as you drive up the driveway.
You could spend thousands on a new door, but you don't have to. Check out places like KalamazooKitty.com, or Habitat Restores, before you shop for a new one. Not sure what color to paint it? Once again, check out Pinterest until you find a color that suits your style and home. Just remember to make your entry inviting and obvious to visitors. If the front door is tucked away or somewhat hidden, choose a color that will brighten it up and make it more noticeable.
4. Landscape. This is where it gets fun! If you don't like to garden or you don't have the plant knowledge you need to pull it off, look for help! Garden centers are full of knowledgeable people who can answer questions about certain plants and how they grow...for free. Still not sure? Hire someone to do it for you. There are plenty of landscape companies that can pull together a great look for your individual home. Whether you do it yourself or hire it out, remember a few important things: bloom times, plant height and width, and sun requirements. If you want a constant blooming garden, that takes research to know what to plant and where. A quick search on the internet (I typed in "sun garden plan") will produce a garden plan that a professional put together with all their expertise. Just follow it!
5. Sidewalk. I know why most people's sidewalks are boring, cracked or just plain ugly (mine is all of those things). It is because a sidewalk isn't necessarily cheap, isn't easy to do yourself and most
Like I said earlier, I could go on and on and on about curb appeal. It is one of my favorite parts about decorating a home. The exterior of your home reveals a lot about you, so make sure it is telling people the right thing! These tips will help you sell a home or love your home. If you can't do them all at once, take it slow. Some progress is better than none! Still room in the budget???? Get a new garage door!
This is from Kalamazoo...to you!