Fall in Love with Your Home: Outside
If you’ve ever been house hunting you know that curb appeal is like any other first impression: it sets the tone for the entire home. Whether you’re interested in selling your home or want to be a contender for the Best Lawn Award in your neighborhood, follow these tips to fall in love with your home.
Get your paint brush out. An unappealing paint color will not only deter potential buyers but also not give you the warm and fuzzies when you get home from a long day. These seems like a large project to tackle all at once, but never fear. If you’ve not up for all that work take it one step at a time. Start by painting the shutters or trim a complimentary color to your paint paint color, or painting the door with a pop of color. Once you’ve made that tiny leap, getting the hole house done will be a breeze.
You can also hire a professional – and we know some! Contact us for the best painters in St Pete.
Plant some color. If you love your paint color but something seems missing, pop into your favorite home and garden store and pick up some native plants to complete your landscaping. What we love: Needle palms, Elliott Lovegrass, and Firebush will give your home’s lawn a regal feel and bright colors with low maintenance without being busy or overwhelming. If you love to garden, turn your side or back yard into a vegetable and fruit mecca. Rosemary, mint, and strawberries make great salads (and mojitos!) and also provide some visual interest. You can read more about native plants of Florida at Wilcox Nursery and Landscape.
Outdoor living. If you don’t have a lot of green space chances are you have balcony, pool area, or some other space outdoors. Especially if you live in a temperate climate, take advantage of the space by adding a screened in porch, new patio furniture, or art that make you feel at home. Don’t under estimate the power of good lighting. Tiki torches can double as mosquito repellents, but if you’re not into that, string up some tinkling LEDs around your porch or patio for an amazing outdoor ambiance.