At home lawn and garden curb appeal projects lead the way to impressive results with big returns that welcome style home.
Springtime weather along with in season sources lights, designs and perfects the walkway/pathway to maximum curb appeal satisfaction.
More than a tomayto, tomahto difference, walkway and pathway will b0th get you to where you’re going but here’s the difference according to The Spruce and Merriam-Webster.
Walkways serve a more utilitarian purpose as a passage or path for walking and/or connecting different areas of a building, garden path or park sections.
Pathway is defined as a meandering avenue of sorts, usually made from casual, vintage and/or rustic materials.
Achieving visually appealing curb appeal instantly and affordably is not a home maintenance myth.
Paint renews the old, spring sales give good return on your investment, a stone walkway leads to wow factor, and new exterior lighting fixture(s) deliver function and style.
Landscape rocks dress up beds and edges. Mix and mingle larger faux rocks in with less expensive landscape rocks for depth and contrast.
Home Depot is currently having a spring Black Friday sale, and the 5 bags for $10 deal on bagged wood mulch in color choice of red, black or brown affordably times sprucing up beds and killing dreaded weeds with at home lawn and garden curb appeal detail.
Standout pieces announce style lives here.
Traditional, new trad, modern, contemporary and on-trend tastes are easily addressed through style and finish options.
Regional designs and decor accessories reflecting regional attributes impress a touch of home sweet home.
Architectural accents and accessories with an instantly recognizable southern influence naturally come into play when selecting exterior lighting.
Copper darkens and gives way to the verdigris process over time, and my mailbox is a process in progress.
a bright bluish-green encrustation or patina formed on copper or brass by atmospheric oxidation, consisting of basic copper carbonate.
Where some see it as unsightly others see it as patina perfection.
Embossed Tin Post Letter Box Red – 3R Studios
Sourcing gift ideas to show and tell in an upcoming Mother’s Day post brings me to include this lovely portrait and garden arbor.
Cozy dresses this focal point combination of curb appeal, spring, and Mother’s Day gift idea.
Color comes alive not only in the exterior paint choices applied to trim, shutters, doors, and columns, but in the landscaping details and accents selected to showcase entry, porch, lawn and garden.
Annuals color up planters, baskets, and beds for sure, but may not match with your curb appeal master plan.
Enter door wreaths, outdoor pillows, garden stools perched and porched, and doormats.
Outdoor wall decorations create a vignette designed to draw the eye (and in some cases cover or camouflage areas otherwise deemed an eyesore).
Additions and subtractions to my curb appeal equation continue- hence the ladder ready to go at a painter’s notice.
Aged to weathered perfection, I’m still happy with the copper wall fountain installed thirteen years ago although…
Garden statues placed atop fence columns complete curb appeal finishing details.
Last fall before all hell broke loose with Dave’s health I walked the driveway and front sidewalks taking inventory of exterior projects to be addressed sooner than later.
Taking note of chippy shutters and gables along with faded columns and trim it suddenly became“paintfully” obvious curb appeal was lacking.
Painting the exterior gives new life and new look to existing features.
On the topic of creating curated details let me share with you a favorite faux feature we ran with when we remodeled.
Behind the shutters in the image above is a window from the original dining room design.
Dave boarded up existing windows fastening shutters to newly constructed frames. Dummy scroll shutter dogs serving strictly a cosmetic purpose were added to achieve the look known around these parts.
Springtime is the right time for enhancing curb appeal with first impressions make lasting impressions themed projects.