Coastal Living - Allison Ramsey Architects Holiday HouseTropical Exterior, Atlanta
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Allison Ramsey Architects
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If you were to peruse my ideabook titled “Becky’s faves,” this is the first picture you would see. It absolutely exemplifies cottage style. A wide and welcoming porch stretches its arms toward the street, urging you to come in and visit.
Where to begin? Big projects, including repairs to the roof, the foundation and systems (like heating and cooling), should be prioritized, for obvious reasons — with one caveat. If a major project needs to be done but is not totally urgent (say, your home inspector said you'll need a new roof within the next few years), you might want to put more of your current savings toward cosmetic fixes you will appreciate right away.Landscaping is a good example. Early on is the time to begin planning (and planting) upgrades to your yard. Mature trees and plantings add significant value (and curb appeal) to your home, and the most budget-friendly way to get there is to buy small, young plants and give them time to fill in.How to boost your curb appeal