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.

Latest Posts

Attention To Detail That Will Promote A Polished Appearance
21 July 2020

If the dripping faucet that is short in stature an

Common Roof Issues That Contractors Can Easily Address
21 July 2020

There are a lot of important exterior elements of

The Residential Timber Bridge Building Guide For Attractive Solutions That Enhance Property Values
27 May 2020

When it comes to timber bridges, you have a lot of

How To Prepare To Install A Fireplace In Your Bedroom
6 April 2020

Installing a fireplace in your bedroom can be a gr

Your Well Pump: When Are Repairs Necessary?
19 February 2020

Your home has a private well, and when the well st

3 Tips To Prevent Someone From Tripping And Falling In Your Parking Lot

The possibility of someone tripping and falling in your parking lot is something that you should be concerned about as a business owner. After all, your business could face major liability issues if someone gets hurt on your property. Plus, you probably want to prevent people from getting hurt, if at all possible. If you are concerned about this happening, you can follow these three tips to help prevent anyone from falling in your parking lot. Read More 

3 Ways to Avoid Security Concerns When Replacing a Back Door

Getting replacement doors for the back of your home can be a good decision when your current one is in poor shape or has been damaged in some way. If you're interested in finding the best new door to have installed, it's important that you focus on security and look into exactly which styles of different doors are going to be the best match for having as an entry to the back of your home from the backyard. Read More 

Property Full Of Trees? 3 Things To Consider

There are plenty of advantages that come with a property full of trees. Any shade cast on the house can keep cooling bills down during the summer months. Trees can also add a lot to the landscape and the views from inside the home looking out can be beautiful. While plenty of trees can add to a property's curb appeal and be a source of joy for homeowners they can also involve a great deal of work for homeowners. Read More 

How To Prep And Refinish Wood Furniture

Wood furniture is very versatile, as it can be sanded down and refinished over and over again with stain or paint. Repairs can also be made to wood furniture (if you're handy with woodworking), to keep your furniture piece looking like new. If you're wondering how to prep and refinish a piece of furniture you have in your home, see the tips and instructions below to help you. Furniture Prep Directions Read More 

The Pros And Cons Of Heating Your Whole Home With A Pellet Stove

Years ago, heating your home with wood meant lighting a fire in a fireplace or wood stove and hoping the heat dissipated through the home enough to keep it comfortable. But now there's a better way to heat with wood: pellet stoves. These stoves burn wood pellets, which are typically made from scrap and recycled wood, and function similar to a furnace. They heat air, which is blown through a duct system to warm the entire home. Read More