Whether you’re looking to sell your home or just to upgrade the overall look, curb appeal—how your home looks to someone walking by—can play a pretty big role. After all, first impressions really do count. But creating curb appeal doesn’t have to be a huge a task as completely overhauling your home’s exterior. Instead, just a few quick things can really change the way your home looks from the outside. At Bretz Interiors serving the greater Denver area, we’re happy to give you some ideas. Read on!
The Front Door
Literally the entryway to the house, the front door is a focal point for your exterior. Getting a brand-new door could be a striking way to reshape the overall look. Or, to go more simply, change its color by adding some exterior paint. Or update the handle to something that will catch the eye. Adding a fun welcome mat can give your front porch some charm while helping to keep dirt and grime outside. Finally, consider adding a wreath—an inexpensive yet classy way to decorate your entryway.
It’s amazing what new or improved lighting can do for the overall look of your home. Consider getting new porch or garage light fixtures, and think about landscape lighting as well. Landscape lighting can be as easy as adding solar-powered walkway lights or up-lit soft spotlights to highlight your trees. Updating these features can add a level of safety while literally brightening the nighttime look of the house.
Change Some Functional Assets
Consider updating your mailbox and house numbers. Add or replace flower boxes or planters. Create some DIY shutters to draw attention to the windows. Install a porch swing with colorful outdoor pillows and cushions for a fun and appealing relaxation zone. Alternatively (or simultaneously, if you have the space), add some outdoor furniture as an inviting way to let people know they can enjoy your home. If you don’t have one, think about planting a tree or two in the right spot. And be sure that any current plantings (bushes, flowers, and plants) are appropriately trimmed, weeded, and cared for.
Give Your Windows a Consistent Look
Having different treatments in all of your front-facing windows can create a jumbled, inconsistent look. To solve that issue, you can either get all the same treatments for each room, or look to some solutions from Hunter Douglas, the leader in window treatment innovation. To solve the issue of curb appeal, Hunter Douglas offers numerous window fashions that have a common backing—either white or neutral—so that they look the same from the outside no matter what they look like inside each room. Window treatments from Hunter Douglas that offer this feature include:
- Duette® Honeycomb Shades
- Silhouette® Window Shadings
- Pirouette® Window Shadings
- Vignette® Modern Roman Shades
- Provenance® Woven Wood Shades With Liner
Achieving Curb Appeal in Lakewood
Bretz Interiors is a family-owned business located in Lakewood and serving the greater Denver area. In operation since 1959, we focus on delivering high quality products and exceptional service to every client. Our showroom has a wide variety of displays and our sales team is happy to assist you with any questions you may have!