Add Curb Appeal

Paint the front door an engaging colour, such as a rich red or deep mossy green, but be sure it complements its surroundings.

Dress up the front door with seasonal embellishments.  Use floral swags or wreaths to celebrate spring, the fall harvest or winter holidays.

Parade a series of real or faux topiaries in a front hall window.  They will bring a lively touch of the outdoors to the indoor space.

Treat the front stoop or porch as if it were a room.  Flower arrangements or potted plants, a bench, a charming door knocker and the glow of a pair of sconces seen from the curb can make visitors feel welcome before they even reach the door.

Add privacy without losing a key source of natural light.  Install frosted glass etched with an eye-catching design in sidelights flanking a front door.

Update an old or dented storm screen door combination with a new, more energy-efficient and more attractive style.

Mount draperies on crane rods behind windowed entry door.  Adjust the rod to provide appropriate amounts of light and privacy.

Lay down a welcome mat.  Whether it's a seasonal image, monogrammed or basic coir mat, make sure to provide a place where guests can wipe the outdoor grit and grime off their shoes.  Replace worn or dirty mats regularly.

Rows of potted trees or plants define spaces that lack fences.


Julie D. Martin

Julie D. Martin

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 Heritage House Ltd., Brokerage*
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