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Upgrade Your Curb Appeal Today

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Fri, Mar 10, 2017

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'A Gazebo can help make a Lovely Addition to Any Yard, Patio or Pool'

The arrival of spring brings with it a sense of renewal, don't you think? This renewal can encompass many things, including our homes. There are a few simple things you can do in the span of a day that can really boost the curb appeal of your home. Checkout some of my favorite refreshing spring home ideas!

Update the Look of Your House Numbers

Have you had the same house numbers on your home for as long as you can remember? Since you moved in? If the house numbers tacked up beside your front door or nailed to a post in your yard are beginning to fade or rust, it's time for a change! One idea is to display your house numbers in a frame dangling by a ribbon from the top of your front door. Or, find a free printable stencil online featuring large numbers in an interesting font. Use the stencil to paint the numbers onto your front door. Be sure to choose a color that shows up well against the background color of your door.

Paint or Replace Your Mailbox

Maybe your mailbox has seen its best days. If so, shop for a mailbox in a new design. Mailboxes are available at many big box and home improvement stores. If you have a traditional tunnel top mailbox, replace it with a square-shaped one. Or, get one that looks like a house with an A-frame roof! Maybe you can even design your own mini replica of your home. If you like the design of your current mailbox, don't replace it; paint it or dress it up with an applique. Just make sure your mailperson can still read the numbers.

Refresh Your Collection of Outdoor Plants

Putting new plants out on your front porch or front step is an easy way to increase your curb appeal. Place a beautiful young fern in a decorative pot or hang it in a basket near your front door. Or, place a coleus in a basket planter on your front stoop. The change and growth of plants give constant renewal to the appearance of the front entrance to your home.

Add Exterior Lighting

LED solar path lights can give an instant lift to the look of your home's exterior. One of the best things about these lights is they are available in all sorts of designs and sizes. Throughout the day these lights soak up the sun's rays, then pop on when the sun goes down. Also, there are LED solar lights you can display on your porch railing or hang from a wall bracket near your front door.

Add a Birdbath to Your Yard

A stone or ceramic birdbath is an attractive addition to a front yard. You can get a traditional birdbath in a pedestal and circular bowl style. Or, you may want to go with a bowl in the shape of a leaf or lily pad. Some birdbaths have fun design details such as a small frog or sparrow sitting on one edge of the bowl. You can get as imaginative as you want when choosing a birdbath to adorn your front yard. I think planting some tulips or pansies around your birdbath makes it look all the more appealing.

Sometimes just a small change here and there can boost your curb appeal to the next level. Thanks for reading! -Alan

 

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