Ready to show the pretty? Start outside with your home's curb appeal.
Are there plenty of mature trees, shrubs, native grasses, bushes or do you find the potted plants work?
The theory is that a first impression of your home starts with what you see outside. If you were driving by, would the curb appeal lure you in to see the home's interior?
An eye-pleasing design of the front elevation including a decorative iron railing flanking the concrete steps leading up to the front door with a leaded glass window....not too shabby.
One way to "show off" your home's exterior is to have it well lit for guests to find their way up to the front door at night. Do the lights shine brighter when cars pass by? Solar is a great way to line a pathway up to the front door -- if there is lighting dotting the sidewalk or driveway in the evening, are the lights tastefully displayed? Most of us are of the mindset that what you see outside reflects immensely on the inside. Homeowners' pride starts with a well-groomed lawn, weeded garden, and a variety of potted plants flanking the entrance of the house...making it more of a home, with curb appealing choices that woo you inside.
If you are considering a cozy condo, place several, colorful, seasonal potted (Mum) plants at your front entrance or on the patio to catch a future homeowner's eye. Raise them up on pedestals or place one on a simple bistro table. Put some thought and care into the outside and create a relaxing space to show off the pretty.....green, that is. Stand out and make an impression, day or night.