Adding Curb Appeal to your Home!

How to Make a Good First Impression

red-flowersIt’s said that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. If you are selling your home, this is especially important. In fact, the National Association of Realtors attests that curb appeal is so powerful, it accounts for 49 percent of all house sales!

Go Bold. Paint your front door a vibrant new color. Violet? Persimmon? C’mon… be fearless! The neighbors need something new to talk about anyway.

Create Synergy. Add plants to your entryway that complement rather than compete with the style of your home. Prairie style=native plantings. Modern loves angles like spiky-leaves or geometric pots.



Lose a Little Lawn. To make way for flowers! Establish a new bed of vibrantly colored annuals or perennials. I’m loving Celosia and Hibiscus ‘Summer Storm’ right now.



Greet with a Colorful Accent. Paint shutters and trim. Easy and eyepopping!

Make Every Day Arbor Day. Create a dramatic entrance with a live arbor arch.

Shed the Light. Form meets function with a pathway of soft entry lights.

Get Edgy. Remove excess vegetation in cracks and crevices and trim a clean edge to your lawn. You’ll be surprised what a big difference it makes.

Live Large. HUGE, bold sanserif house numbers not only are helpful for visitors trying to find your house, they say “upscale” in a big way.

Add a Little SPICE to Your Easter or Passover

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