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Spring Style Guide

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creating curb appeal

Spring is moving season and a house with curb appeal stands out from the rest. Whether you’re planning a move or just looking to update your home’s exterior style in time for outdoor entertaining, welcome both guests and potential buyers with a few simple projects, such as repainting doors and shutters and updating door hardware and house numbers.


For exterior wall color that lasts, water-based latex paint is your best choice—it’s more resistant to the sun’s fading rays and is less likely to crack or peel than other types of paint.


Make your property stand out. An unexpected addition, such as installing a ceiling fan in your porch, gives your home personality and also provides a cool breeze during balmy spring and summer nights on the porch.


Raised panel shutters are a clever way to add definition to windows. Not only are they affordable, they are also available in pre-painted finishes and are smooth sailing when it comes to installation.


Architectural landscaping is a great way to make a smaller yard look larger. Think vertically with urns overflowing with spring flowers to add color, vitality and personality to your home’s exterior.


What could be more inviting than a welcome mat? Eco-friendly doormats made of natural fibers mixed with recycled materials anchor the look of your entryway while keeping the dirt outside where it belongs.


Make a decorative statement by planting a colorful garden around the base of a classic mailbox and post. Arrange blooms with the tallest plants in the center.


New door hardware makes your home look more polished. Knobs and handles with a burnished bronze finish also hide fingerprints and don’t show tarnish as easily.

quick tip

Realtors often say that a home has to make a good first impression in 15 seconds. A healthy looking, green yard tells neighbors and potential buyers that a home is well cared for before they step inside. Give your spring lawn a good raking, then repair discolored patches by sprinkling grass seed on the newly exposed soil. Add fertilizer and keep the area well watered until the grass sprouts.

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