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Curb Your Desires

Curb Your Desires

May 12 2014

Curb appeal, that famous buzz phrase used by many realtors, is defined by Merriam-Webster as the visual attractiveness of a house as seen from the street. While curb appeal is very important when selling a house, it should be even more valuable in your permanent residence - your home. When it comes to curb appeal, Forbes has some great advice. ‘When trying to improve the curb appeal of your home, one of the best things you can do is think like a buyer. Be critical of your house and take notes pretend you are a potential buyer, and be honest about the things that might turn you off, and then address those things… And last but not least, sweep the driveway, sidewalks, and front entry to ensure that all walkways are clean and clear.’ Sometimes, a simple clean sweep is not enough. If your basic driveway is solid, then try some proven tips to freshen up the curb appeal by adding a border. • Floral borders are beautiful and add interest. Choose flowers of a similar variety that are no more than 8 inches high or a foot wide for a solid look. • If it’s ‘maintenance free’ that you are after, then choose stone pavers for your driveway instead. These stones add a dramatic effect to an otherwise simple driveway. • Outdoor lighting is also an ‘illuminating’ option for added safety and a dramatic nighttime affect. Since the driveway is one of the most prominent features of your home landscaping, selecting materials that complement your home’s style is one of the most important steps. If you need a complete driveway overhaul, then review all of your options carefully. After doing this, you may discover as many before you have, that driveway pavers not only look great but are a quality product. Pavers withstand heavy wear and tear, including drastic temperature and humidity changes, without the normal cracking or chipping common in other materials. If desires for your own domain include great curbs, look no further than a quality paving system for maintenance free, long lasting appeal!

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