Curb appeal doesn’t need to cost a fortune

Our house had little curb appeal. It screamed, “I’m old and tired!” And as the mountain of snow covering our new home and yard melted, we discovered many buried treasures that added to the dated appearance.




We kept 4 of the 30 plus landscaping rocks. The melting snow revealed countless garden statues and a wishing well, which we lined up on the curb on garbage day. A beautiful, full glass, black Anderson Storm door was also hidden under the snow.  We ordered the missing parts for it, and hung it on Easter weekend. We edged the garden in a more pleasing fashion by softening the hard cornered L shape garden with a curvy line that wrapped around the house.


We hauled in some mulch and accepted every offered perennial increasing our foliage from three plants to twenty. We painted out the brown lower window, the garage trim, and the half circle above the door from the yellow and brown you see above, to the neutral creamy taupe a few pictures below. We replaced the original lights with an updated find from Habitat for Humanity and we found a “new to us” front door on Kijiji, and painted it red. (This is after three coats. It took six.)



The view from the inside (The trim still needs to be painted and caulked):



And, the view from the curb:



Envision the orange planter painted black and the patio set painted yellow. (They are on the to-be-painted list.) We are on the look out for a new chair to sit on the porch. This one, although I love it, is on its last season. Finally, we are undecided if the storm door should stay black, or be sprayed to match the trim. Leave your suggestion in the comment section!






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