Spending time outside, and being active, are two things I enjoy about warm weather. Taking walks in the neighborhood, I enjoy seeing how people decorate outside their homes. What do you see from the road or sidewalk, and how does your home present itself? In the home staging world, we refer to it as “curb appeal.”
3 Tips to Increase your Curb Appeal:
Do you have an old garage door? If it’s time for a replacement, check out my Need a New Garage Door article. If you do not like the door’s look and are not interested in replacing it, have you considered adding magnets for instant windows or hinges for a new style? You can choose ones with a farmhouse, modern or antique look.
Is your mailbox an old builder-grade post and mailbox? You can quickly transform the look with a new style that slips over the existing post choosing from black, mocha, or white. Wayfair offers various options and many materials to work with the design of your home. Note, if you live in a neighborhood with an association, check your bylaws to see if there are rules for mailbox replacement. This Old House offers a tutorial on installing an inexpensive plastic mailbox.
Plants and Flowers for Entrance
Add vibrant colored flowers in tall pots or containers you can see from the road. If the front of your house is in the sun a good portion of the day, select sun-loving plants. Another sun-loving option that is draught tolerate is a short fountain grass or ornamental grasses that you can plant colorful annuals at the base for pops of color.
Choose matching pots or containers or similarly colored ones to keep a cohesive and intentional look to your entrance’s curb appeal.