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

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 

What Problems Can a Video Sewer Inspection Identify?

If you are having issues with your sewer line, a plumber may recommend that you have a video sewer inspection. A video sewer inspection consists of feeding a small camera through your sewage pipe to help identify problems with the pipe. This is one of the fastest and more reliable ways to identify problems in the pipe and where exactly those problems exist within the sewer line. Here are a few of the problems that a video sewer inspection can help to identify. Read More 

3 Reasons Why You Need To Have Gutter Covers Installed

Are you tired of your gutters getting clogged every fall? Have you been thinking about hiring someone to clean out your gutters so that you don't have to? While this is something that you can do, there is an option that is even better for most people: getting covered gutters. While you might be avoiding this option for some reason, there are a number of advantages that you might not have considered yet. Read More 

What Are the Differences Between Oil-Based & Water-Based Polyurethane Finishes for Hardwood Flooring?

Two of the most common types of finishes for hardwood flooring that are currently in use are water-based polyurethane and oil-based polyurethane. While water-based polyurethane finishes were much less durable than oil-based ones in the past, advances in manufacturing technology have made them equal to each other—both do a stellar job of protecting your hardwood floors. Although they now offer the same durability, some important differences do remain. If you're having trouble deciding between an oil-based polyurethane finish or a water-based polyurethane finish for your hardwood floor, read on to find out what these differences are. Read More