I want to share some simple ways that you can improve the curb appeal of your home. Whether you have just moved in or are getting ready to sell, curb appeal is something every homeowner needs! I hope you are finding my Homeowner’s Tips useful as you get settled into your new home. Walk across the street and look at your overall landscape. Are shrubs trimmed neatly? Windows and doors shouldn’t be overshadowed by overgrown bushes. Clear your entry, sidewalk, and plant beds of leaves and debris. Add a new layer of attractive mulch to all planting areas. Are there bare spots or weeds in the lawn? Your local garden supplier can tell you the best way to remedy this problem. Hardscape (bird feeders or houses, simple water features, statuary) can add warmth and character to an otherwise drab terrain. Make your front door more appealing with a fresh coat of paint or stain and new hardware. Speaking of hardware, install new light fixtures on both sides of your door and change your old, scratched house number plates with shiny new ones. Consider shutters or awnings to dress up your windows. Well placed, low voltage landscape lighting is fairly inexpensive […]
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A patio offers a relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors while still getting a sense of home. Believe it or not, the decor that you choose for the patio is just as important as that which you choose for the interior of your home. Granted, you will be spending more time indoors than out, but you cannot make a cake without decorating it with icing. Think of your patio as the icing on the cake and, as such, you have to put a lot of thought into the finishing touches. Have A Seat When most people are on the patio, they enjoy sitting, having a sip of their favorite drink, relaxing and enjoying the view. Therefore, comfortable seating is a must. Whether it’s just you or you are entertaining a small gathering of family and friends for lunch, it’s important that you have the right type of seating. While some patio furniture is designed of sturdy plastic, the more decorative approach is to feature that with wicker, authentic wood or even iron detailing. Of course, if you have a style that will also accommodate cushions, add them for a little extra comfort. Create A Patio Garden Creating a miniature garden […]
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