Guest Picks: Create Classic, Welcoming Curb Appeal
Curb appeal starts at the front of your property, beginning with the mailbox. Choose a style that reflects your design aesthetic, whether dark and elegant or light and cheery.
Many cities require addresses to be clearly visible for emergency professionals. Why not go a step beyond and mark your property with a beautiful address marker?
Beautiful lighting not only provides safe entry into your home, but also feels welcoming and inviting for visitors. Whether you want a traditional gas lantern or some other style of fixture, choose one that works well with the design of your home.
Lighting your walkway provides safe entry and makes your home more welcoming.
As the entryway to your home, the front door should be your main focus, as it can make or break the curb appeal of your home.
Whether for a walkway or as accents to the driveway or patio, pavers make a beautiful addition to a home's exterior.
Keep your hose looking nice, neat and tidy with a stylish outdoor hose reel or storage system.
Classic planter boxes dress up doorways and stoops when filled with seasonal flowers, or even boxwoods or other types of shrubs.
Make sure your welcome mat is clean, tidy and complementary of your home!
If you have room, there's nothing as inviting as a pair of wooden rocking chairs on a front porch.
Window boxes just make a house look like it is smiling. These copper ones will get a beautiful patina throughout the years.
Add a beautiful wreath hanger to your door for a stylish way to hang your seasonal wreaths without damaging the door.
The pineapple is the symbol of hospitality, welcome and home. Add a beautiful pineapple door knocker or doorbell to to greet guests.
Many homeowners love to display small garden flags near the driveway or entry. This pineapple flag with a wrought iron flag stand makes the perfect welcome.
A seasonal wreath increases a home's curb appeal.
Use fencing where needed for privacy and/or decoration.
Proper landscaping always creates great curb appeal. Be sure to choose plants that are appropriate for the scale and needs of the area.
Blue porch ceilings are prevalent in the South. The color makes them seem more expansive and stays true to the Gullah tradition.
Borrowing from the European tradition of glossy doors, this high-gloss paint will quickly dress up your front door and make it sparkle.
With a welcoming entry, you also want to make sure you've included a way to secure your home. This video surveillance system will help you know when visitors arrive and monitor your home when you're away.Next: 17 Ways to Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal