When I first started my home search, one of the top three selling points on my list was curb appeal. Does the house look like every other one of the block? Does the front yard have landscaping potential? When you park in front of the house, do you get a good vibe? I nearly drove my very patient realtor insane. Thank goodness he has daughters my age. I’m sure it helped. As our search wore on however, curb appeal crept lower and lower down my list. It was hard enough to find listings in my desired area, in the price range, with enough space and so on and so forth. How could we possibly be bothered with curb appeal?!
So in the end I settled on my lovely 1920’s colonial that sits on a block surrounded by other nearly identical houses. Go figure. Two windows on the front, or one big one. Walkway on the left or walkway on the right. Brown shutters or darker brown shutters. Boring, boring, boring. So in an effort to make my house stand out from all the rest, I’m on a mission to increase my curb appeal in the easiest, most cost effective ways. The snow has finally melted, time to get it popping!