In Pursuit of Curb Appeal

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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal

Most people spend their time dreaming up ways to improve the insides of their home. They renovate their kitchens, install new flooring, and paint the walls in vibrant colors. As far as I am concerned, however, the outside of the home is just as vital. After working for years as a landscape architect, I'm passionate about the form and function of yards, porches, decks, gardens, and other outdoor spaces. An inviting exterior welcomes guests to my home and encourages them to enjoy themselves. I decided to create a blog that would extol the virtues of curb appeal—and maybe inspire you to take your homemaking efforts outside.

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Are You Renovating An Old Home?

Whether you inherited an older home or you have purchased one, you may have a lot of fixing up to do. While the job may seem monumental to you, it will seem less daunting if you divide the job into different categories.

The Flooring - Consider pulling up all old carpets. Of course, you could replace them with new carpeting and that would be beautiful. However, consider hardwood floors for the bedroom areas and tile floors for the rest of the house. Both hardwood and tile are affordable and will last for a very long time. They're also both easy to care for. Hardwood floors and tile are also excellent choices if you have anybody in your home who has allergies.

The Walls - Is there outdated wallpaper or panelling that has seen its better days? If you love wallpaper and you want to stay true to the old-fashioned feeling of the house, there are beautiful patterns available that mimic that look. Today's paneling is easier to care for, so that's an option where you have removed the old paneling. However, if you want to completely do away with the wallpaper and the paneling, consider paint.

You can even paint over the old paneling. By selecting soft colors like pale greens and blues, eggshell white, or light yellow, you will have selected colors that will go with the rest of the decor.

Plumbing And Electrical - It would be a really good idea to hire professionals for these huge jobs. Professionals have the training and the experience needed to select and install the newest in both plumbing and electricity. State-of-the-art technology has done a lot to replace old johns and lighting. You'll be saving money on utility bills and the environment will benefit, too.

Glass Repair - Check out all of the windows and you'll probably find that they are not friendly to your electric bill at all. While some windows may just need to be replaced for the aesthetic value, there will be side benefits, too. Double-paned windows with excellent sealing keep the heat out during the summer and keep it in your house during the cold months. If you want something extra special, consider beveled glass for the front windows.

A gorgeous touch would be to have Tiffany style panes above or on either side of your front door. Today's decorative windows are not only lovely, but they are also designed for optimum efficiency, too.

Have fun renovating your old home. (for more information, contact Port Orchard Glass or another company)