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

Tips To Remember With Construction Dredging
16 February 2021

If you have a waterway that is pretty shallow, the

Six Mistakes That Could Compromise The Accuracy Of Your Xactimate Estimate
23 December 2020

You need your Xactimate estimate to be as accurate

Planning Your Commercial Roofing Renovations With Building Improvements And Lightweight Materials
2 November 2020

When it comes time to renovate a commercial proper

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

Child Safety And Home Renovations

Home renovations and home improvements are very common. According to the American Housing Survey, over half of American homeowners made some improvements to their homes from 2009 to 2011. With so many people renovating or making improvements to their homes, safety is a key concern for many. This is especially true if there are children in the area while improvements are happening. Luckily there are a few steps that can be taken to keep things safer for children during a home renovation. Read More 

3 Tips To Prevent Slips And Falls When People Are Using Your Commercial Entry Doors This Winter

The last thing that you probably want to deal with is someone falling and getting hurt on your business property this winter. Ensuring that your parking lot and walkways are well-scraped and cleaned on snowy and icy days is a good first step, but you also have to worry about people slipping and falling when walking in and out of your entry doors. Luckily, following these tips can help prevent any accidents and can help keep everyone safe. Read More 

Revitalize Your Iron Fence With A New Coat Of Paint

If you have ornamental iron fencing adorning your property, you may want to revamp its appearance by altering its color. If the fencing had been painted in the past, you will need to take a few steps in removing the old paint before adding a new shade. Here are some instructions to follow when switching the color of paint you have on your iron fencing. Materials You Will Need Wire brush Sandpaper Mild detergent Bucket of water Sponge Pressure washer or garden hose Tarps or old sheets Rust-inhibiting primer Paint in desired color Paint sprayer Paintbrush Remove The Old Shade Read More 

4 Misconceptions About Granite Countertops

If you are remodeling your kitchen or are simply replacing the countertops that you have now, you have many different material options for the counters. This can be overwhelming at first, and a lot of the time homeowners become wary about certain materials that they may have heard negative things about. This includes granite countertops. It's important to know some of the myths that surround this material to ensure that you can be set at ease if you are thinking about adding granite countertops into your home: Read More 

My, What Cheap Taste You Have: DIY Room Painting Can Backfire If You Don’t Take Precautions

If you're hoping to save some money by painting a room in your home yourself, take a good, honest look at your budget and any corners you hope to cut. Sometimes painting a room yourself can be an inexpensive way to freshen things up, but if you try too hard to save money, you could end up with a horrible paint job that requires professional rescue. Here are some ways to help make your DIY painting more likely to succeed. Read More