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First Impressions Count: Create a Home with Creative Curb Appeal

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December 1, 2016 by Tricia L

Your home should be your family’s oasis, so from the very moment you pull into the driveway you should get that tingly feeling that tugs at your heart strings and makes you feel at home. Curb appeal allows you to put your home’s best foot forward and sets the tone for the rest of the house, both on the exterior and interior. Whether you want to spruce things up outside or you’re putting your home on the market, here are some tips for creative curb appeal that will take your home up a few notches.

Mailbox Upgrade

The mailbox shouldn’t to blend into your front yard, it should complement it. Since the mailbox is one of the first things guests notice about your yard, replace that drab mailbox with an updated version that makes a creative statement. There are many ways to do this, depending on your personal style, but a brick arch or a pop of color are just a couple of ideas.

Clean Up the Driveway

The cleanliness of your driveway sets the tone of the cleanliness of your overall property, so refinish or fill in the cracks of your driveway in one short day. It won’t break the bank or take up too much time to transform your driveway from a messy or cracked finish to a newly refinished driveway that gives your yard the curb appeal you want.

Light It Up

A little outdoor lighting can go a long way, so consider lighting projects like lining the walkway or spotlighting your favorite tree. If energy efficiency is a priority, invest in LED lights for a more economical lighting system. Lighting up your driveway can even add some safety to your front yard when entering the house at night.

Modernize the Front Door

The front door is the focal point of the home, so boost curb appeal by giving your front door a modern upgrade. Using a bold color like a shade of red can separate your home from the rest of the neighborhood and give your home a unique touch. For more information about Center Island Contracting’s services, call us at (631) 465-9765.

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