Tag: Curb Appeal

Spiffing Up The Curb Appeal of a Tired 1960’s Home

Spiffing Up The Curb Appeal of a Tired 1960’s Home

New vinyl siding and composite roofing – in a more modern palette – plus a few judicial upgrades turned this tired-looking home into an attractive neighborhood space.

Front Parking and Safety

Front Parking and Safety

A reconfigured driveway with parking pad, turn-around, stairs, lighting and handrails improves the safety and appearance of a 1940’s home on a busy street.

A Garden Room in the Front Adds Curb Appeal and Function

A Garden Room in the Front Adds Curb Appeal and Function

I’ve proposed a front garden room with pergola to add curb appeal and function to my client’s home. The husband is a bit afraid that the idea is too radical. So I pulled together this slideshow of work of my own and of other’s to help him visualize the delightful effect of creating a front garden room.

A Colorful 1920’s Bungalow Exterior

A Colorful 1920’s Bungalow Exterior

Selecting Exterior Colors for a 1920’s Bungalow in a Neighborhood that welcomes the quirky and unusual.

Curb Appeal, Comfort & Safety

Curb Appeal, Comfort & Safety

Before and After Pictures of a Project Using Landscaping to Create Curb Appeal, Comfort and Safety for pre-war 1930’s brick ranch.

Gardening’s Final Frontier: the “Hellstrip”

Gardening’s Final Frontier: the “Hellstrip”

Those vexing plots between street and sidewalk – known by some as “hellstrips” — are getting a makeover. Garden-savvy homeowners are seeing unique opportunity in these often ignored plots, potentially contributing to visitors’ first impressions and “curb appeal.”

The Front Porch – An Extension of Your Living Room

The Front Porch – An Extension of Your Living Room

A good front porch is an extension of your home where you can visit with neighbors, entertain or just watch the world go by.

Curb-Appeal: A 2-Week Make-Over

Curb-Appeal: A 2-Week Make-Over

Paint, Lighting, Furniture and Decoration dramatically increase the curb-appeal and charm of a neighborhood 4-Square.

A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

A New Front Porch and Remodeled Entry Garden Welcomes Family and Visitors.

Entry Gardens To Define Your Home

Entry Gardens To Define Your Home

This article is about how garden design effects the “feel” of your home. An entry garden can make a home feel more or less formal. It can make an imposing home feel less or more imposing and it can make a modest home feel more or less modest.