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5 Summer Curb Appeal Ideas for Selling Your Home

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

When perspective buyers pull up outside of your home for the first time, you want to create instant appeal.  If your home looks run down or unattractive before they even get inside, some buyers will refuse to go in.  With home sales peaking in the summer months, the five tips below will give you a leg up on creating curb appeal that will grab potential homebuyers’ attention.

1.   Neat and Tidy

Before you worry about anything else, make sure that the outside of your home is neat and tidy.  Pick up any trash laying in the yard, trim and edge the lawn, and break out the hedge clippers to trim those stray branches.  By making the lawn and shrubs look well cared for, you give the impression that the rest of the home is equally as kept up.  It is also a good idea to power wash the shutters and siding of your home, as this creates a home that looks clean.  No one wants to move into a dirty house, so make it easier for buyers to fall in love with yours.

2.   Flowers

Cheerful, summer flowers can be a great curb appeal addition.  Hanging baskets of red geraniums or purple pansies can add life and color almost instantly.  Be sure that the baskets are well-kept and in good condition.  A ratty looking basket, even with the most beautiful of flowers, will not make a very good first impression.  Planters and pots by the front door or along the walkway are also inviting and appealing.

3.   Flags

Summer is the month of patriotic holidays in the United States, so include a crisp American flag outside of your home.  While some may disagree that showing partiality for a nationality, even for one in the country in which you live, is a negative, but for many people, the site of a waving American flag in summer is reminiscent of childhood and the feeling of home.  If you are leery about hanging an American flag, choose a cheerful decorative flag instead.

4.   Door Wreath

A door wreath can be a great welcoming site for potential homebuyers.  Wreaths speak to attention to detail and the desire to decorate.  When homebuyers see that you have taken the time to decorate the front door, even if it is just with a wreath, they are much more likely to want to see the rest of the house.

5.   Solar Lighting

Although outdoor lighting is important any time of the year, in the summer it adds a different feel.  Outdoor lighting in the summer gives the impression that the outdoor space is just as useable and welcoming as the interior of the home.  Make the homebuyers feel as though they would be just as comfortable sitting on the front porch at night, as they would be inside on the sofa. Solar lighting is an easy and inexpensive way to bring dramatic lighting to the great outdoors.

Curb appeal can quickly make or break a home.  Thankfully, sellers have the ability to change key points to the home’s exterior and make it more attractive.  Do not overlook or minimize the importance of having curb appeal that buyers simply cannot pass over.

Decorating Your Kitchen with Flowers

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Retro coloring is making a comeback like never before.  Yellow and orange are two of the hottest on trend colors for kitchen accent colors.  They can be found in everything from towels and pot holders to flower and floral metal wall art.  The two sculptures below capture those colors and use them in a bright floral display that is perfect for any kitchen decor.

With the Sunshine Blooms Metal Wall Hanging Pairyhst-23119701400359_2154_58133440, the emphasis is on the bright and cheerful floral display.  These 15-inch high by 15-inch wide wall panels feature vibrant floral blossoms in brown, red, gold, yellow and green.  Hang them side-by-side or one above the other to create a striking display.

A bit wilder and a bit more free, the Tangerine Blossoms Metal Wall Sculptureyhst-23119701400359_2154_58836691 is perfect for the more modern kitchen.  It measures 30-inches high by 30-inches wide.  The bright tangerine, yellow, olive and black coloring blend perfectly with a variety of kitchen decors.  Hang it above your eat-in-kitchen table or on a large, empty wall that needs an intense focal point.

Do not let the beauty and vibrant coloring of yellows and oranges pass you and your decor by.  Take the time to incorporate them into your room’s accent pieces and you may find that your kitchen seems to come to life.  While there is nothing wrong with adding touches of color on the counter, to make a strong focal point metal wall art is ideal for making your kitchen’s color scheme stand out.

The Many Faces of Flowers

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

yhst-23119701400359_2148_3944532When you think about adding floral metal wall art sculptures to your room’s decor, there are many different styles that you can choose from.  While all of the floral inspired pieces have the same basic theme, they all offer a slightly different feel.  This can play a huge part in how your room’s atmosphere comes together.  The two floral pieces below both celebrate the beauty of flowers, but they do so in very different ways.

In the Wallflowers Metal Wall Hanging, the emphasis is on multi-colored flowers grouped together in a collage.  yhst-23119701400359_2148_4260626This style is perfect for a fun, whimsical decor or for one that is informal and relaxed.  At 30-inches high by 30-inches wide, this piece is designed to make a quick and bold focal point on any wall.  The addition of butterflies fluttering through the piece adds another unique look that you may want to celebrate in your decor.

If your decor is more formal, the Simplicity of Rosebuds Metal Wall Sculpture is more in tune with what you would need for your room.  It measures 31-inches high by 15-inches wide and features a simple vase that is filled with a sophisticated handful of flowers.  Done in shades of plum, brown, green and gold it has a distinctly refined flair.

Let the many faces of floral wall art influence the feel of your room.  With the right pieces you can bring both depth and visual interest to the space.  Floral metal art is the perfect way to do that.