So what are some ways to give your home curb appeal?
I found these great ideas on Better Homes and Gardens.
The mailbox is often the first thing people see these days. In most neighborhoods the mailbox is next to the street for easy access by the mail carrier. I love the garden planted around this simple generic mailbox.
I love a yard filled with gardens, and container gardens are a good choice for porches. The containers can be moved around and the flowers changed according to the season.
I love the stone accents and the iron railing that leads you to this beautiful entryway. What a wonderful serene feeling.
A blast of color on the front door immediately draws the eye to this home. It beckons you up to the beautiful front porch, where a comfortable chair is waiting for an afternoon of watching the world go by and greeting your neighbors.
Keeping your planter beds clean and filled with beautiful plants says that you care for your home, and once again a stone wall adds so much charm.
Garden embellishments add so much to a yard, and for me there is nothing more soothing than a water feature.
There are so many things that add visual interest to your home's exterior. Sometimes I just want to knock on a door and either say, "wow great job", or "wow what in the world were you thinking".
But, I just keep on walking.
all photos from Better Homes and Gardens.