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Maybe you are building your dream home from the ground up, or perhaps you’ve just moved into a fixer-upper down the block. Either way, you’re sure to be looking for ways to make your new residence shine. With these tips and tricks from The Bragging Mommy, you’ll be sure to have passersby stopping and parking on the street to admire your bright and beautiful home.
Drive Attention to the Entryway
Make your home into a welcoming space by driving attention to the entryway. There are plenty of easy, inexpensive ways to do this, with the simplest being a coat of paint. Brightly colored doors are crowd pleasing and fun, drawing the eye in and delighting your guests as they walk up the path for a visit. Another easy way to add interest to your entryway is to go for simple symmetry. Try putting coordinating pots or plants on either side of the doorframe, or install a matching set of sconces. A welcome mat is always a nice touch as well. Whatever you decide to go for, your friends and family are sure to recognize the inviting nature of the place.
Great landscaping can transform a home, taking it from good to great in no time. Try lining the path of the driveway and the path to the front door, with flowers, or planting a few new trees. Much of how you style your front yard will depend on your location and the architecture of your home. It’s a good idea to consult with a local nursery or landscape architect to see what sorts of plants grow well in your climate. You’ll also want to be conscious of drought if you live in a dry region, installing bark and drought-tolerant shrubs. Regardless of where you live, you can absolutely afford to get creative with the front yard, thinking beyond the usual green lawn. Flowers, herbs, and trees are all beautiful additions to your overall aesthetic.
Go For Detail
When it comes to increasing your home’s curb appeal, the little things really do count the most. A great place to start is with one of the smallest, most forgotten of items—your house number. Give those little symbols an upgrade and take a step back to admire the change. You will be amazed at the difference something that seems so minor can make. Other simple switches are a new mailbox—which is the closest thing to the curb, after all—and new lighting in the yard. Solar powered garden lights are environmentally friendly and economical. Try lining the edges of the driveway and the path to the front door, making it nice and easy for guests to find their way in and out. Repainting your trim can also be a wonderful and simple upgrade. Many homeowners find that a fresh coat of paint on the trim makes it seem like the entire house has had its appearance refreshed.
Renew Your Exterior
If you are looking to go all-in with increasing your home’s curb appeal, there is no better way than to renew the exterior of your home. In some cases, a fresh coat of paint will do, but if you really want to up your aesthetic, it is worth replacing your siding. Thankfully, siding is not as expensive as you might think. According to Vancouver Siding, a siding contractor, the materials and installation run between $6 and $12 per square foot. With new siding, your home can look like an entirely new building, with a gorgeous, well-built exterior—and all in a matter of days. New siding can be a great investment not only for aesthetic purposes but also for structural integrity. New siding that is specifically engineered for your climate can increase the longevity of your entire home, and help keep you and your loved ones safe, warm, and dry within its walls.
Whatever your home is like right now—whether it is still being built or has seen better days—increasing its curb appeal is more than possible. With a few simple tips and tricks, your house will have people stopping to stare. A great investment over the long term, these curb appeal ideas will serve you and your home very well.
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