12 Ways to Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

First impressions are crucial, and that counts for your home, too! That’s why we’ve come up with a few simple ideas for adding style and upping your house’s curb appeal.

 

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Bright Entry

Try painting your front door for an inexpensive update that really packs a punch. Bright colors like the turquoise shade shown here (Sherwin Williams Nifty Turquoise) are an easy way to give your home a fun, fresh look.
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Jorge Salcedo , 2008 

 

Borderline Design

For a classic curb appeal boost, hedge your home with an adorable picket fence. Cover it with lovely roses or vines for a look that is sure to impress.
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Walk This Way

Choosing the right hardscape can be a challenge, but a simple stone or brick path is a great way to add charm to your entryway. And if the inviting look isn’t enough to convince you, just imagine life with no more muddy footprints and sunken heels!
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Photo By: Joshua Mark Thomas 

 

Mix It Up

To keep your landscaping looking fresh and dynamic, mix in various plants with an eye-catching tree to maintain an interesting, textured look.
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Jumping Rocks Photography 

Rocking Out

A pair of colorful rocking chairs on the front porch will elicit nostalgic memories of the past while also providing the perfect backdrop for creating new experiences.
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Kichler Lighting 

Light the Way

Don’t let nightfall hide all your hard work. Here, a complementary mix of outdoor lights illuminates the path, all while keeping the focus on the luscious landscape.
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Go Bold

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a home, and a bold color choice will lift spirits and ensure your home isn’t lost in a sea of cookie-cutter houses. Posted by Rate My Space contributor djames.
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Photo By: Kim Cornelison 

Potted Plants

A small grouping of plants in classic terra cotta pots is a great way to add color to your entrance, while reserving the ability to easily swap your vegetation whenever you choose.
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Photo By: Ray Kachatorian 

 

The Shingle Life

Textural shingles not only add interest to this gorgeous California home; they also lend an effortless rusticity, aiding the home’s overall appeal.
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Flowing Out of the Box

Lack of yard space didn’t stop this homeowner from giving his home the floral treatment. Overflowing window boxes make a big statement in the small space and coordinate beautifully with the colorful shutters. Posted by Rate My Space contributor kmphelps.
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Photo By: Kim Cornelison 

Green Thumb

A vibrant flower bed adds life to the front yard, and a hardy mix of plants, like the various coleus shown here, offers an eye-catching combination of color and texture.
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Well-Manicured Lawn

No matter how beautiful a new plant or house feature may be, it will never get a chance to shine if neighbors can’t see past a wild, unkempt yard. By maintaining a nice, healthy lawn height, you can ensure your home will be noticed for all the right reasons.

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