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How To Create Curb Appeal

April 2nd, 2012 by Mel

If your home’s curb appeal makes a great first impression, everyone—including potential homebuyers—will want to see what’s inside. Check out these simple improvements that you can do in a day, a week, or a month.

  • Symmetry is easy to create and is pleasing to the eye. Make lights fixtures and front-door accents symmetrical and create a welcoming entryway by framing the door.
  • Replace old hardware: house numbers, entry door lockset, and wall-mounted mailbox. All these elements can add style and interest to your homes exterior.
  • Your front door and entry is the focal point of your homes curb appeal. Make a statement by giving your front door a blast of color or by installing a unique, custom door. Clean off any dirty spots around the knob, and use metal polish on the door fixtures. Your entry should also reflect you home’s interior, so choose a wreath that reflects your personal style.
  • Mailboxes should compliment your home and express the homeowner’s personality. Do a mailbox makeover by dressing up your mailbox or mail slot.
  • Install outdoor lighting
  • Add shutters or accent trim to create more layers to your home’s exterior. These items also control light and ventilation, and provide security.
  • Replace gutters and downspouts
  • Renew paint, siding, and trim
  • Create a new planting bed to create contrast and color to your exterior. Prime spots for planting beds are at the front corners of the yard, along driveways or walkways, and immediately in front of the house.
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