Sunday, October 30, 2011

Home and Garden Curb Appeal Ideas

Is your homes entrance welcoming to guests?   Is the landscape manicured or is the lawn overgrown with crabgrass?   Or does your home and garden need some curb appeal? 

Curb appeal says a lot about your house and if your front entrance is eye appealing then your home will be a valuable asset to the neighborhood and if you intend on selling your home, buyers will be more attracted to a home.

Why you should improve your curb appeal: 

Improve your homes curb appeal especially if you intend on selling your home. A home that features a color scheme along with a manicured lawn, gardens and welcoming home entrance is a home that will hold it's real estate value. A simple remodeling will enhance the beauty of your home. 

Choosing the right curb appeal theme for your home:

Before you begin any curb appeal project take a picture of your home.  Then list from the pictures the areas that need to be improved.  To get some ideas for ways to make your home entrance look better is to buy home improvement magazines or garden and landscape books. Another way to get some ideas is to drive around your neighborhood and look at what your neighbors are doing.

How to add curb appeal to your home:

Make your home more inviting to guests by installing a window box .  Grow flowers or herbs in the boxes.  Plant ivy close to the rim of the box and it will cascade down the outside of the window box.  This attractive window box will improve your home and your neighbors will compliment you on your curb appeal. . 

Another way to make your home more inviting by improving your curb appeal is to install a natural stone or gravel path.  Design a meandering path that is attractive and inviting to guests.

Plan gardens that will outline the path, also add solar lighting. The path should connect your front entrance to the sidewalk or driveway.

Another way to improve the appeal of your home is to paint your front door and then hang a seasonal wreath or flank your entrance with fragrant herb container gardens.  If you have porches why not add an inviting seating area with cushions that coordinate with your color scheme.  A free standing fountain tucked in the corner of your porch. 

More Curb Appeal Ideas

Consider painting your entire house with a new color scheme. A trendy color scheme that complements the style of your home will add warmth to your home entrance. A simple way to determine a color that would be suitable for the exterior of your home is to look at the colors in your roof shingles or stone facing.  Select the prominent color in roof shingle, or stone facing on your home, this color would be your primary color then select two complimentary colors for trim and accent colors. 

View this video and learn how to attract home buyer to your home with  welcoming curb appeal:


PMBenfield said...

Good suggestions. Sometimes I get so busy coming and going I forget about creating more curb appeal.

Susan Golis said...

It is easy to overlook your front entrance, most of us head out the side or back door to yard, garden or car. Sometimes a new door, mailbox or a fresh coat of paint is all you need. Then doctorate with a container of plants or a fresh herb wreath on your door and you have curb appeal.