Posts Tagged ‘curb appeal’

How to Showcase Your Home’s Exterior

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Curb Appeal

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Your curb appeal is your home’s opportunity to make a memorable impression. It does not take elaborate investments or remodeling to make your front yard look good. In fact, simple tactics and small investments can go a long way with your home’s exterior. If you are looking to showcase your home’s exterior this fall, put your time and energy towards these three areas.

Simple Cleanup

Curb appeal can start with some simple lawn maintenance. Make sure all sticks and leaves are cleaned up, your lawn is well-kept, and flowerbeds are maintained. Install an area to tuck away your garden hose as well as hide your HVAC system. You do not have to have electric boxes and air conditioning units become an eyesore. You can build a box around them to help them blend in with the landscape and give them a more aesthetic appeal.

Windows

Windows can really make or break your home. A little extra attention to your windows can make a stunning statement. In fact, adding a window trim can really give your windows pop and contrast against the home. You can also add window shutters to make your windows look more balanced. Painting window shutters can also give your home more character. Lastly, make your home feel more inviting by adding flower boxes. You can decorate these with your favorite fall flowers and allow them to complement your flowerbeds.

Entrance

Your home’s entrance is one of the most notable qualities that contribute to your curb appeal. Doing simple tricks like refurbishing your doorway with paint or adding décor to your patio is a quick fix. You can also try to add stone veneer to your home as well. This can quickly enhance your home’s appearance giving a much more elegant feel to the property. Just remember to keep your main entrance tidy and well-kept. If anything needs to be fixed or replaced, start here with your home’s exterior. Your entrance can easily influence how your home markets itself.

Paying attention to some of the basic properties to the exterior of your home can go a long way. These simple curb appeal ideas will quickly transform your home’s exterior. Most of these projects can be accomplished on a low budget and done over the weekend.

Ways to Make Your Home Worth More

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating, Hints and Advice, Outdoor Living

We all want to get the most out of our home, especially in this economy. Here are a few suggestions that will help you with resale. Heck, when you get done making these improvements you may not even want to sell your house.

Curb appeal – you may be sick of hearing this word but it’s just so true. Make sure your front door is a stunning showpiece.

Paving your sidewalks is always a nice touch. So is having a floral oasis outside your front door.

Your foyer should be neutral in color and have updated lighting.

In fact modern lighting in all your rooms is a great investment.

Quick updates in the bathroom, including new facets, mirrors, light fixtures and cabinet hardware make a big difference.

Refresh your kitchen by simply repainting your cabinets.

Creating an outdoor entertainment space lets your potential homebuyer imagine the good times they’ll have.

And there you have it, simple ways to update your home so you can get the highest purchase price.