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Curb Appeal can be the most important aspect of your remodel. Lighting and landscape make a huge impact!
The money saved on energy cost will pay for your new windows and your front door, which should be the focal point of your home!
Don't stand out like a sore thumb: When picking paint colors, it's best to match the intensity of your neighbors' shades. If pale blues are the norm, try a creamy yellow. Contrast that with a more saturated accent color for shutters and doors, and a lighter one for windows and trim.
Plant for all seasons: Your landscape should be eye-catching year-round, even in the dead of winter. So choose a mix of plants to provide four seasons of interest—spring and summer flowers, bright fall foliage, and colorful berries or showy bark in winter.
You can have too much of a good thing: Over-improving your facade can mean recouping less of the cost when it comes time to sell. Gauge how much to spend on renovations by checking to see what gussied-up homes are going for in your community, and stay under their bar.
Do sweat the small stuff: New house numbers, a special light fixture, and potted plants are inexpensive and go a long way toward dressing up an entry.
Beware of grand gestures: Exterior improvements should be in keeping with the scale and proportion of your house and fit in with the neighborhood.