You know what I'm talking about- there are houses that you drive by without so much as a second glance, and then there are those memorable ones that make you feel like you're coming home. That's called Curb Appeal! Below are 5 easy ways to add curb appeal to your home.
1. Update Your Mail Box
Before someone even comes up your driveway, they are scanning the street for addresses. Have an easy-to-read address on a nicely maintained mailbox for a great first impression.
2. Hang An American Flag
Nothing says the American Dream like a regal flag fluttering in the crisp fall breeze. It also says apple pie, football games, and cozy fires in the evening. It's the trifecta!
3. Buy A New Doormat
I'm a big fan of functional decor. If this winter is as cold and snowy as last year in Central Oregon, a new doormat to help kick off the snow is a no-brainer. These adorable doormats from Wayfare.com are a quick and affordable pick-me-up for your front porch.
4. Install New Porch Lighting
Lighting is important not only for safety, but to help you find those darned keys that are somewhere in the bottom of your purse. These cute lights below are sure to spruce up your front porch!
5. Invest in a New Front Door
This may be a little bit more of a splurge, but along with gaining some serious curb appeal, you also score on safety and energy efficiency. New doors can range anywhere from $200 and up, however, if you already have a good quality door, it may just need a paint job to brighten your entryway.
Photo Source: www.Decorpad.com
Other items to boost your curb appeal could be flowers or greenery in flower pots, a cute wreath on the door, or patio furnishings. Remember- when choosing some of your bigger ticket items like lighting or a front door, keep in mind your style and overall look to make sure it is consistent with your home's style: Craftsman, Mediterranean, Modern, Traditional, Rustic/Cabin, etc.
- Molly Maphet
As a fourth generation Oregonian and resident of Bend for the past 20 years, Molly Maphet has a deep knowledge of the market and local communities. She loves spending time outside with her husband and young son, and will rarely turn down a good cup of decaf coffee.