my 2 cents on curb appeal

7:20 AM

My sis is selling her house in AL and looking at b-e-a-u-t-i-f-l-u-l homes to move into near Birmingham. Good thing I am not the type to get jealous of my sibling's successes, cause I'd be very jealous. ;) Her and her husband are in the process of selling their home (pictured below) and because she lives in the best school district in her area they have had a number of showings. But no 'bites' yet.

So I put together an affordable before/after picture (BELOW) of how she could give her home more curb appeal. I just barely got photo-shop and am still teaching myself the ropes, but hopefully it is enough to help you catch my vision.

OOPS...ignore the weird arched things above the posts. Not supposed to be there.

TIP: drive around your neighborhood, or even better your "dream" neighborhood and take ideas from homes you like and apply it to your home. You do not have to live in a half-million dollar home to have it look clean, sophisticated and appealing.

Below I put together the products I would use that are inexpensive but make a big difference.

TIP: When buying plants my mother-in-law has always taught me to buy in 3 or 5. Also, most people make the mistake of spacing out their flowers too much so that they are more vulnerable to drying out. Plant flowers close together because once they start growing together they strengthen and shade each other's root systems.

TIP: when planting pots in front of entry way have 3 tiers or heights to give interest and dimension. First, plant the ornamental grass in the middle, then plant your 2nd tier with petunias, geraniums, mums etc. then your bottom tier are white alyssum or plants that waterfall over edge.

LAST but certainly not least, it couldn't be a house I had anything to do with, without a decorative wreath on the door.........

Why did I spend so much time doing this?....I have NO idea, but I sure enjoyed doing it.

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  1. Love it, love it, love it. Showed Thad and he loved it. I think it is a go, he is on booard. Thanks sister, you have an amazing eye. Love you!

  2. Yay! I am so glad you like it!!! I am such a nerd. Love you!!!