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Curb Appeal

Maybe it’s because Spring is around the corner…but I find myself thinking a lot about curb appeal. My house hasn’t had much this winter, with 4 feet of snow, much of it still in our yard. That, along with the bright orange sticks my husband put around the yard’s perimeter to keep the snow plow away. Zero curb appeal. But, that’s all about to change. I’m gearing up for Spring!

Whether your house is new or old, has big or small bones, it’s all about how you dress it. 

What helps create curb appeal?
– A great entrance. Paint the door either glossy black (Fine Paints of Europe is the best) or a fun color.
– Planters flanking the door or on the front steps. Come April, I’ll have large ferns planted in my front urns and they’ll stay there until Fall. 
– A clean, fresh welcome mat. 
– Great lighting. Updating your light fixtures can be transformative. We changed out the teeny tiny ones on our house with oversized lanterns and it made a world of difference. 

Curb appeal is a lot like charisma. You can’t always describe it, but you know it when you see it!

Think like a realtor. What would they suggest you do to the outside if you were trying to sell your house? Now, go do that. And, enjoy it every time you come home this Spring!

images: my Curb Appeal pinterest page