Spring into Colorful Curb Appeal

By Shannon Gurnee
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February 19, 2022
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Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about colorful curb appeal.

House with Landscaping

Winter is ending and spring is on its way.  If you plan on selling your home or you are simply ready for a fresh start to spring, it’s time to freshen up your home’s curb appeal.  The best way to get the front of your home shining just as bright as the spring sun is with a few easy to manage curb appeal projects.  Most of these won’t take more than a weekend and are usually easy enough for homeowners to complete on their own.  So roll up your sleeves and get ready to welcome spring with a fresh burst of curb appeal

Do a Deep Clean

No, this is not the most exciting curb appeal project but it is the one you need to begin with.  No home will ever look fresh and inviting when it is dirty.  An exterior deep clean comes in several forms: first is the general clean of the yard/landscaping areas.  Twigs, leaves, large branches, and dried flowers from last summer’s garden have been covered under mounds of snow for months.  It’s time to get rid of them.  Once you’ve cleared all the leftover debris it’s time to move onto the house.  The exterior of a home needs to be cleaned just like the interior.  Siding can collect dirt, mold, mildew, algae, and moss.  A good power-washing will remove these stains and give your home a fresh shine.  Be careful around windows, doors, and decorative moldings as the power washer has a very strong current of water and could do some damage.  Instead of using a power washer on these areas, just grab a bucket of warm soapy water and clean around the windowsills, hand railings, and doorframes.  

Paint Your Front Door

Your front door gets a lot of use but rarely gets much special attention.  After years of being opened and closed, dinged with packages, and propped open your front door is probably starting to show its years.  An easy way to revive your door and add a bright pop of color to your curb appeal is with a fresh coat of paint.  Use an exterior paint that is right for your door type and choose colors that match the style of your house.  Many people choose to paint their front doors a shade of blue or even yellow.  A bright red door can also be appealing if it matches your exterior. 

House with red painted door

Add Landscaping

A perfectly manicured section of fresh mulch, bright flowers, and pristine stone edging are always the best way to brighten a home’s curb appeal.  You can start your landscaping area by removing the top layer of grass.  Next, cover the area with a landscaping weed barrier.  Add edging around the landscaping area by pushing landscaping stones, timbers, or bricks into the ground.  Now it’s time to add your flowers and bushes.  The best choices for homeowners that aren’t looking for much extra work are perennials that will naturally come and go throughout the year.  Easy perennials include marigolds, petunias, and daisies.  Other favorites for homeowners are lavender bushes and small evergreen bushes.  When you have strategically planted your flowers and bushes you can layer mulch around the entire area.  This will finish off the area and give your home a fresh manicured look.  

Add Decor

There are thousands of outdoor decorations and furniture for homeowners to choose from so stick with the basics.  Your largest items will be seating for the front porch.  This could be Adirondack chairs, rocking chairs, or a porch swing.  Next, add color with chair cushions and throw pillows.  When your front porch is decorated, move to the landscaping area.  Additional accents such as bulb ornaments and solar lights are great additions that will also light your front yard at night.  Small accents such as a bench or bird feeder are also nice additions that will add color and style to your front yard.  

Freshening up your front yard for spring is simple and generally inexpensive.  With a bit of scrubbing, decorating, and landscaping you can have your front yard ready for spring.  

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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