Tienken’s Take – July 2022

Budget-Friendly Curb Appeal Ideas

Next month is National Curb Appeal Month! Not only is it the first thing people see when they visit your home, but curb appeal accounts for up to 7% of home value, according to research conducted at the University of Texas at Arlington. So, while it’s still nice out, consider sprucing up your front area with these budget-friendly ideas, whether it’s to increase your home value or enhance your home’s beauty! And, if you need a little inspiration to get you started, visit the Street of Dreams, an annual showcase of new homes put on by the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland. It takes place from July 23rd-August 14th. This year’s edition is Wine Country, and the event features the latest in residential construction with unique styles from each builder. You can grab some inspiration and a few ideas to get you started!

01 Paint Your Front Door: Your front door is the vocal point of your home. So, if it could use some freshening up, consider painting it to revive your entry and add a splash of color!

02 Add New House Numbers: Adding new bold metal house numbers is an easy way to make your home more eye-catching. And, as an added bonus, it helps out your delivery drivers!

03 Add Planters & Hanging Plants: Adding plants and flowers in decorative pots to frame your doorsteps accessorizes the space and makes it look more lively.

04 Power Wash: Wash away the previous year’s grime by giving your driveway and doorsteps a good power wash. You may not have even noticed how much dirt accumulated, and it’ll give your front space a clean look!

05 Use Rocks to Fill Voids: If your flower beds look sparse, use large boulders to fill up open spaces. And to save a little, check new construction sites and try websites for secondhand goods to find what you need for less.

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