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By Platinum Team June 30, 2014

How to Improve Curb Appeal

Often, when people think of home decor and design, they imagine the types of cabinets and flooring they might install, or the faucets and light fixtures, or even the style of furniture they might choose.  Certainly, you will spend a lot of time inside your home and should enjoy the decor and design of the interior.   But, just because you spend time designing the interior does not mean you should forget the importance of curb appeal.  When you or your guests pull up to your home, you want your home and its exterior to be beautiful and inviting.  Whether your home’s exterior needs a lot of work or a little, there are some simple ways to improve curb appeal and make your home stand out on the street. The first way to improve your home’s curb appeal is to simply clean up the yard.  Do not let weeds grow in or the lawn get overgrown.  When overgrowth occurs, it looks like you have stopped taking care of your home.  Next, if your home’s exterior needs a fresh coat of paint, now is the time to do so.  Choose a color that fits in with the neighborhood and the style of home you have but that you love.  If you are looking to add a pop of color or something a little more unique, consider painting our front door.  What is more fun or shows more personality than a bright and inviting red door, or a lovely and sunny yellow front door.  Choose a color that coordinates with your house but that adds that special pop of color you are looking for.  Additionally, house numbers may seem like a boring but necessary adornment on any home.  Yes, they are important because they help people find your home but that does not mean they have to be the standard house numbers you see on everyone’s home.  Add some new house numbers to show a flair of personality.  There are many fonts and styles available to match any type of architectural design.  Do you have a modern home but traditional house numbers?  Change them out for some large, bold and sleek house numbers that  will add visual interest to your home’s exterior. Next, it is time to dress up your porch a little.  Have you had the same tired, faded old chair sitting on your porch for as long as you can remember?  Add some new furniture to your porch to show your design sense before anyone even steps foot in your home.  And speaking of decorating your porch, add some fresh flowers in a pot or an interesting plant near the front door to add a little life and vibrancy to your entry.  And, if you have a path leading to your house, clean it up and make any necessary repairs and then consider adding some lighting to the path.  The lighting will add ambiance and safety for anyone who is visiting your home. When you follow these tips, you will be sure to boost the curb appeal of your home and make any guest excited to come inside.]]>