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Curb appeal basically refers to the first impression people have of your home when they see it from outside. You can enhance this by using important tips to improve the appearance of your home from the exterior. Most people concentrate on the interior and forget about the exterior of your home yet this is very important whether you want to sell your house or welcome friends and family members. There are many areas to focus on such as the color, lighting, garage door style and proper landscape.
Size- It is advisable to always go for a larger size of bulbs for the exterior of your home. The front door is the center of attraction so it needs to have the largest and most attractive light fixture.
Color- Always go for a color that complements the exterior color of your home well. Take for instance bronse is appropriate for earth tones while black is matches on many occasions.
Style- It is important to take into consideration the architectural design of your home before buying any lighting fixture.
Use the right wattage for your home because using very bright bulbs will make it even worse.60-75 watts is the best for the home exterior.
Mounting height- If you are using exterior wall mounted lighting fixtures ensure that you mount them above eye level. On the other hand, you can mount them a little higher if your doors are extremely high.
Gardening can be a little difficult for some people but there are simple helpful tips to go about it and enhance your exterior home design. You can use the following perennials for your garden:
Peonies- They come in different colors and can grow well in shallow holes when left alone. Besides, it is low maintenance.
Hostas- They require low maintenance and can be easily transplanted.
Armenia- These grow well in any climatic condition and are brightly colored hence very attractive.
Siberian Irises-Their color variation offers a lovely contrast in texture especially after blooming
The garage door is usually forgotten yet it is an exterior part of the home that one gets to see the moment you visit any home. If you want to get a garage door that will make your exterior home design more attractive you should consider the following:
Lastly, ensure that it has the necessary safety requirements for you and your family.
The following design secrets will make your home attractive right from the front door:
Author Bio: Jelena Djurdjevic is a business woman, mom and wife. She is currently staying at home due to a great reason, her family. In her free time she loves blogging about interior and exterior home design.
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