Creating Curb Appeal

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated September 17, 2014)

Who doesn't want their home to look the best that it possibly can? After all, where we live is a reflection on us as individuals, isn't it? Well, if you would like to have your home make as nice of an impact as it possibly can, then you need to learn a little bit about something called "curb appeal." Creating curb appeal is a rather easy and simple process, as long as you do two things. First, follow these simple guidelines; second, use a little imagination.

  • Choose a color scheme for your landscape. A great way to truly create some curb appeal for your home is to choose a color scheme for your overall landscape. By having a specific color, or palate of colors, to work with, you will be able to create an overall cohesive look that is truly impressive.
  • Mix form and texture. Don't go with only a single type of plant, tree, shrub, or whatever. Rather try to create a mixture of different plants, colors, textures, and forms. There are several different types of plants that can provide both color, and texture, while giving your home a unique look. Look around for some inspiration from television, gardening books, magazines, and your neighbors.
  • Fit in with your neighbors. While you may want to create a look that is all your own, and don't want any influence from your neighbors, don't forget that your home will be influencing the look of theirs as well. If at all possible, take elements from your neighbors landscaping and work it into your own design, in your own unique way. This way, you can fit in with your neighbors and improve the look of the neighborhood as a whole.
  • Don't forget your home. One of the things that many people tend to forget about when they are trying to create curb appeal for their home is, surprisingly, the home itself. Don't forget to take a little time to work on your home and give it a little face lift. This doesn't need to be anything particularly splashy or outlandish. Rather, make note of whether or not your home needs a new paint job, any touch up repairs, and so on. If it does, make the necessary repairs. At the same time, also make sure that your home is part of the overall color scheme and look that you are wanting to pass on.
  • Take pride in your work. Remember, this is your home, and as your home it is an extension of how people will look at you, and treat you. This means that you should take some pride in the work that you do around your home. By having this attitude towards the work you do around your home, you can almost always be certain that you will be doing your best.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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