I have been dying for the sun to show up so we can get our house looking good for Summer! Time to plant a few annuals, time to sweep away the gunk on the porch, time to give our home a little curb appeal facelift. I’ve got so many ideas for curb appeal!
I put my “Lowe’s Creator” hat on and got to work in making my home look a bit more pleasant. Last month was a room makeover, this month is curb appeal. I kept it simple by adding a lot of flowers that will look much better once they grow and bloom. I promise to take another photo in about a month to show you the progress.
Houses with Curb Appeal
My house needed more curb appeal. Boring garage doors, boring grounds……….. See what I mean?
I have been dying to add Carriage Door hardware (carriage door hinge & strap) to my garage doors for a few years. I think houses that have these types of garages are so cute! Talk about curb appeal. Sometimes it takes my husband awhile to come around. I don’t know why he drags his feet on a few of my ideas, because he knows eventually he’s going to have to succumb to my crazy notions.
We had to special order the carriage door hardware, which was no problem at all. Within a week, we had them. I think they are exactly what my home needed. My husband even thinks so now too. Cost was about $54 for both sets
Ideas for Curb Appeal
Look how much character it adds to the front of my home. I’d say it’s curb appeal just went up! It also helped that the sun came out.
I also added the star to the gate. My husband built the gate a few years ago and spoiled me by trying to make the top I described. I can’t wait for my honeysuckle to climb all over it. It’s the little things that make a home look better.
I updated my front flower pots with flowers for the summer. (yes, those are terracotta pots spray painted)
Cleaned up the flower beds and planted a couple of perennials and a lot of annuals. (yes, that fountain is spray painted too) They had many varieties of Lavender at Lowe’s but we decided with a Spanish lavender for bigger blooms.
I replaced my rosemary holiday trees with a boxwood that I hope will stay all year. I added more flowers of course.
Someday I’m going to get a new front door from Lowe’s. I’ll still paint it red, but it won’t have the rainbow window arch. But for now, it will do.
I fell in love with this Valspar Waverly Home Classics paint from Lowe’s. This color is called Crystal Blue. Now I have a little table to set my coffee on. I love it!
As a Lowe’s Creator “girl”, I am compensated with a gift card for each project. All purchases are my choice as well as my opinions.
Oh my you have such an adorable house! I wished mine (townhome) looked as cute as yours. Maybe someday I will have enough of a house to be able to decorate with such charm and curb appeal.
Christa Norvell says
Your house looks wonderful! My favorite idea was spray painting the terra cotta pots and fountains….I spray paint A LOT of things but never thought of a fountain….
I would use the $100 gift certificate to paint my front door. It is still white from when we built our house. I also would buy some bark dust to freshen up my flower beds. In addition, I would buy a cute doormat and install some decorative metal brackets to put up some hanging flower baskets.
It looks better in my mind already!
We could use some potted flowers and a fruit bush in front of our home. We rent a town home and there’s a big space where a bush used to be in front of our living room window. We can certainly spruce that up a bit.
You did a great job, I love the red and teal!
Our home is in desperate need of new landscaping! We pulled out some way overgrown, mostly dead bushes and need to replace them with something beautiful!
Love what you did …great inspiration!
The projects are endless at my house but the CG would come in handy for a porch redo 🙂
We need to freshen up our flowers & paint the garage!