Boost Your Curb Appeal

The street view of your home is the first thing that visitors see.  It also creates the first impression that potential homebuyers have of your home. Even if you’re not trying to sell your house, poor curb appeal can diminish your comfort level and enjoyment of your home. Here are some quick and easy ways to boost your home’s curb appeal.

• Repair, replace or paint an aging front door.
• Keep your lawn groomed and edged; add mulch to flower beds.
• Trim overgrown shrubs and trees; remove tired-looking plants.
• Place flowers in over-sized decorative pots near your front entrance.
• Add easy-to-read house numbers to the front of your house.
• Install low-level landscape lighting (consider solar lights if your climate permits).

An appealing exterior will make you feel good about your house every time you return home. For more curb appeal suggestions, visit the Better Homes and Gardens website.

Date: Saturday, May 21st, 2011
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