Archive for the ‘Curb Appeal’ Category

Today, I am currently coveting this front porch.

I love the grey bricks, the orange front door and the comfort it makes me feel. I like the potted flowers as well as the vintage porch light next to the door. I would love to sit in one of those rocker chairs and drink a Skinny Girl margarita while watching the sunset!

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I am in love with this chair! And great news – it is on sale at ACE Hardware this weekend!! I want two of these, painted in white, for a front porch along with a little white table for a pitcher of grown-up lemonade. 🙂 They would look so amazing!!http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3922353&cp=2568445.2598565.2598660.1971658

This is also a HUGE hint to family members that I really, really want two of these for my birthday coming up and that this weekend would be a perfect time to get them since they are on sale! (The second best four letter word…comes in a close second to FREE…)

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I think curb appeal is a huge part of owning a home. So many people tend to overlook this and just focus on the inside. Very few people actually see the inside of your home, most drive by and only see the outside! I wish it was mandatory for everyone to take care of and spruce up the outside of his/her home. Then, you would never have ‘those neighbors’ that you really wish would move somewhere else!

Centsational Girl gives some great tips for making small changes that can really help freshen up your outdoor living spaces this summer. They can be small or big – but a change when it is nice outside really helps make you feel better about your home.

A new garage door (besides a new roof) is probably the most expensive yet most effective way to update/freshen-up your home. Obviously a new coat of paint is a very cheap and easy way to make a small change but I have heard of the kits you can purchase at home improvement stores to add some hardware and make your plain garage door get a cheap face-lift! I want to check this out some more but it sounds like a great and easy way to help make a new coat of paint really go the distance.

I love chairs on the front porch! It makes a person feel so warm and welcome to your home. Maybe you aren’t a ‘sit on the front porch’ kind of person (with dogs, we tend to hang out in the backyard) but I can totally picture myself with a Long Island Iced Tea, waiting for friends and family on the front porch in one of these sets of chairs!

Check out Centsational Girl’s eight weekend DIY projects to help give the outside of your home a little boost: http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2010/05/curb-appeal-eight-weekend-diy-projects/.

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