Is your house the shining star of the neighborhood? If you said “no”, or if you hesitated for even a moment, then this is for you! Curb appeal is something everyone wants but not everyone knows how to get. A couple of pots of of big-box-home-improvement-store mums isn’t going to do the trick. And while we’re at it, curb appeal isn’t reserved for spring and summer when flowers typically grow.
Curb appeal is something that should be designed right into your space, from the stones of your walkway to the statues in your garden. It should encompass everything from color and texture, to height, sound, scent and even wildlife.
And yes, curb appeal is something you should be able to appreciate all year, whether it’s the height of blooming season or the depths of a cold winter. Wish your home had a bit more of it? We’ve got plenty of ideas to help. Read one, read them all, see what inspires you and then let us know how we can help you create the envy-worthy home of your dreams.
1. Creative Landscape Design Ideas For Fall Curb Appeal
It’s not hard to imagine autumn curb appeal. After all, the rich colors and gorgeous gourds all lend themselves to some iconic, and appealing, décor. But why stop there?
There is so much more that you can do to enhance your outdoor space and make the neighbors just a teensy bit jealous this fall. From focal points to lighting, we’ve got ideas you can use to make your home a stand-out on the block.
2. Winter Landscaping Ideas For Stunning Seasonal Curb Appeal
Fall can be gloriously lovely even on a bad day, but winter is not so fortunate. The barren land, the sleeping blooms, the ice and snow and dull days. It’s enough to drive a person indoors for months at a time.
Not so if your home has all-season curb appeal! Winter can be a stunning and beautiful season, not to mention one you can enjoy outdoors, even on the bitterest winter day. How? With the right landscape design, of course!
You don’t need tulips or even evergreens to enjoy an incredible winter season. From hardscapes to the right textures and sounds, winter can be every bit as wonderful as every other season. Get some ideas for creating a winter space you’ll want to share with the world.
3. Landscaping Mistakes: How You’re Sabotaging Your Curb Appeal
Curb appeal increases your home’s value, impresses the neighbors, and most importantly makes you happy to come home each day. Unfortunately, even the best of intentions can go horribly awry and leave you feeling puzzlingly dissatisfied.
While you’re busily putting effort into enhancing your home’s curb appeal, take a gander through some of things you might be doing to inadvertently sabotage your own efforts.
4. Landscaping Mistakes: The Curb Appeal Sabotage Continues!
So many ways to get it wrong, so little time. We’ve given you some “things not to do” in our last post, but there are more!
Sometimes something you think will work just won’t cut it, even though it might seem like a good idea. Even though “common sense” may seem to be on your side.
The truth is, a natural, beautiful, harmonious landscape requires some thought, planning, and understanding how to combine the right elements to create the right effects. We share some common mistakes in this post so that you can avoid maligning your own efforts.
5. Curb Appeal Ideas To Make You (And The Neighbors) Say “Wow!”
Great curb appeal is more than just a neatly maintained lawn and a bit of decorative artistry. In fact, it’s probably not too difficult to achieve “ok” curb appeal. Just crack out the lawn mower and keep the kids’ bikes out of the flower beds and your home will undoubtedly look respectable.
But is “respectable” really what you want? If you’re here, we suspect you want something more – something amazing, something inspiring, something everyone from the random passerby, to your visiting relatives, to your own family can enjoy.
Take a look at some of the ideas we’ve shared for achieving a true “wow” effect. Get inspired and start dreaming of what your space could be!
6. 5 Ways To Improve The Curb Appeal Of Your Home Immediately
Sure, you can plan, design and build a new landscape, with gorgeous curb appeal built in. But the relatives will be visiting soon and you’re hosting that event and really, you just don’t want to spend another season looking at that ugly, ugly drain pipe.
Quick ideas to the rescue! In this post we share some (mostly) simple and quick ways to spruce up your exterior beyond tired advice like “paint the front door”. Try these tips for adding something special to your landscape and enjoy instant curb appeal improvement.
Have any of these ideas inspired you? Are you already imagining how amazing your home can look with the right design and the right touches? Contact us for a consultation and let us know. We’re here to bring style and four-season beauty to your home.