Whether you are looking to sell your home or it needs some sprucing up, curb appeal can change the way the exterior of your home looks. Depending on the amount of money and time you’d like to spend, here are some simple tips to refresh your home’s exterior.
Enhance Your Entryway
When looking at your home from the street, your eye should be drawn to the front porch and door. One way to do this is a fresh coat of paint on the door to add a pop of color while also creating a focal point. A bold paint color will help to add brightness to your home, but when deciding, ensure it is complimentary to the rest of the colors on your house.
Another quick and easy way to draw the eye to the entryway is to include outdoor lighting as well as house numbers that are clean and fresh. Pick colors and styles that compliment the style of your house, whether it is traditional or modern.
Although you might not be relaxing in your front yard, the landscaping can make a big impact with low maintenance. The first step in freshening up your garden beds and trees is mulch or landscaping stones. Whether your style is natural or dramatic, mulch can freshen up a space and also help add nutrients for your plants. Next is adding in plants that enhance color and create a full, lush look to your home. In order to increase dimension, keep tall grasses and plants towards the back of garden beds and add blooming flowers to the front. Perennials such as hostas, fountain grasses and peonies are low maintenance and will be a great base for your garden. If you want to add drama try landscape boulders, which gives texture.
Makeover Your Mailbox
Make your mailbox an attraction by first cleaning it up. Over time, the cobwebs and dust can make a mailbox look older than it is. By scrubbing it down, it can add shine and make it stand out! Next, you can add a fresh coat of paint on the post to add cohesion with your home. Another way is to plant a flowering garden around it. Adding a pop of color around the base will add street appeal as well.
If these curb appeal tips seem overwhelming or you need help freshening up your front yard landscaping, contact us!
Read more »
Are your outside light fixtures leaving your outdoor living space with a stark feel? Selecting the perfect outdoor lighting can add ambience; highlight your home’s best features all while providing the security you need for your family. When deciding to add lighting to the exterior of your home, defining the reason for the lighting is first.
Read more »
Summer is just around the corner and outdoor parties will be the hub of fun and entertainment. Is your backyard ready to host all the festivities? If you answered no, here are a few reasons why having an outdoor kitchen is a must to make your summer parties a hit for you, family, and friends.
Expanded Living Space
No one wants to be cooped up in a stuffy house when the smell of fresh cut grass and the cool summer breeze can be enjoyed. Outdoor kitchens are perfect for expanding your living space and taking the entertainment outside. With an outdoor kitchen, you can prepare the food while still enjoying the company of friends and family. Gone are the days of secluded kitchen and living room areas, welcome to summer fun! An added bonus to an outdoor kitchen: your friends and family won’t be able to stop talking about the beautiful architectural hardscaping and featured landscaping in your backyard.
Save (and Earn!) Money
Outdoor kitchens are a great way to keep cash in your wallet during the summer. Utilizing an outdoor kitchen space can save you money when you cook out instead of going to restaurants. Not only will the food taste better and the air smell better with your best recipes, but you can ensure that whatever you’re eating is the freshest and the best price, things you can’t always be sure of at a restaurant. Additionally, outdoor kitchens are a huge added bonus for when you sell your home. Outdoor kitchens greatly increase the value of your home because of their high rate of return!
Get your home ready to host the best summer parties this season. Don’t wait! Visit your trusted local Aspen Valley for top quality materials to bring your outdoor kitchen to life.
Read more »