Create the perfect first impression by boosting your home’s curb appeal. Here are some design ideas to get you started.
The entryway speaks volumes about your pride in your home. Make a statement with your entry door by painting it a bold color. This will draw your guests in and help to accent the exterior of your home.
Even with a limited budget, you can greatly enhance the exterior of your home. Try updating your door hardware, add decorative house numbers, change out your mailbox, or replace your door knocker with something that will make a “wow” statement.
Create a beautiful landscape that can be admired during the day, the night and throughout the year. Start by planting perennials you can enjoy every spring and summer and incorporate flowering vines on fences and trellises for an added pop of color at varying heights. Planters and baskets are also a great option for adding dimension to your yard.
Survey the entire property before designing hardscapes (driveways, walkways and patios). You will need to make sure there is excellent drainage. Play with a variety of shapes and curves that blend with your landscaping. Whether you are looking to create an area that is extremely formal or simply whimsical, choosing the right materials will make a big difference.
Garage doors don’t have to be boring and drab. Try finding a unique style or color that goes with your home. If your home is traditional, the most discerning homeowners often select carriage style garage doors. A combination of old-world design and state-of-the-art technology, carriage doors offer reliable performance, low maintenance and exceptional workmanship.
Outdoor lighting is often overlooked. Lighting not only increases your curb appeal at night, but it adds ambiance and safety to your home. Try incorporating some of the following techniques to highlighting your home’s architectural features and the landscaping: Up lighting, down lighting, silhouette lighting, shadowing and grazing light.
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