Friday, August 24, 2012

Curb Appeal

They say you never get a 2nd chance to make a first impression. To that end, we've tried to add landscaping, lighting, and decorative features to enhance ourhomes' curb appeal. Most of these additions havebeen relatively inexpensive and given us a lot of bang for the buck. Without further ado, here is our homes' exterior...

 This may seem very basic, but adding nice house numbers is one of the best and cheapest ways to enhance your entry. At about $2 a pop, they're super affordable.

See our awesome garage door? A quick, cheap way to make your garage door look upscale is to retrofit with a kit- simply screw on the metal brackets. Our kit was about $13 at Home Depot.

 Mature plants, pavers, and mulch convey a well-tended image. To keep our lawn nice and healthy, we fertilize twice per year.

 Our retaining wall was but with cheap broken concrete and several perennial plants.

 We keep our hose handy and contained with a copper pot designed specifically for the job. After years of neglect, our Hybrid teais back to health and producing more blooms than ever.

 Our second entry was given the same treatment with house numbers. An old rocker, an Ikea pillow and a cotton doormat create a welcoming entrance and provide a comfy spot for enjoying my morning coffee.

The exterior of our home isn't fancy, but looks well-kept and inviting from the road -exactly our goal as we prepare to list our home for sale.

Next up: staged interior. Happy Friday, y'all!!!

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