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How to improve your property's curb appeal

The first impression of your home should leave viewers wanting more. It can reflect the personality of you and your family, or make a bold statement with a lasting effect on people. But how do you achieve this? Here are 6 things you can do to improve your curb appeal.

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Welcoming entrance point

Doors are very important in making a statement. A bold door will brighten up the entire exterior of your home and make it a focal point. A pop of colour will also intrigue passersby and inflame their curiosity as to what the inside of your home looks like.

Matchy matchy

Everything in your front yard should work together and balance each other out. Think about things like plants. Would thinner or bushier plants out the front look more aesthetically pleasing? Should you have transparent fences or solid? Could you use the same potted plants in order to create a perfect symmetry? Asking these questions when coming up with a landscape design for your front will add to your curbs visual appeal.

Lighting the way home

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Exterior lights are a great thing to add to your front yard, as it adds an ambient lighting to the plants and trees you may have surrounding your home. It also illuminates the pathway leading up to your house, which is useful as well as beautiful. Solar lights along the pathway are efficient, saving up energy from the sun before giving out light at night.

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New house numbers and door handles

If your house is old, or you’re not a fan of the numbers or door handles that are being used, you should change them. You can even match the finish of these with the exterior lights you might have in your front yard. Add a little metal polish to the fixtures on your door and buff your doorknob to perfection. This can be a low cost way of adding some extra value to your property.

Mini gardens

A multitude of green in the front of your home helps to create a welcoming and homey atmosphere. If you have a green thumb or a liking for gardening and lanscape design, this will be a great DIY project for you. If you don’t know how to get started, buying ready-made containers could really help you kickstart your bountiful garden.

We have some ideas on what pretty and tasty plants you can grow in a micro-garden.

Outdoor decorating

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Ever considered adding a little something to spice up your front lawn? A small fountain, wind chimes or even a birdbath or two will breathe life into your yard. Adding to the birds that will potentially be bathing themselves in your birdbaths, the sounds of water burbling from the fountain give your home a relaxing athmosphere. With the right positioning, it could also help practitioners of Feng Shui to move energy around your yard and home.

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