Curb Appeal

You only get one chance to make a good first impression – and the same goes for your house! Whether you’re getting ready to put your house on the market, or you just want to do a little sprucing up, the curb appeal of your house is what makes that so very important first impression. If people don’t like what they see on the outside, chances are they will be less inclined to want to see what’s on the inside, and vice versa. So take a little time this spring to invest in the curb appeal of your house. Here are some tips to get you started.

Create beauty with symmetry

Symmetry is not only pleasing to the eye, but it is also simple to arrange. Light fixtures, potted plants and outdoor art work can all be easily arrange in a symmetrical fashion to accent your front door.


Paint color Iron Mountain 2134-30

Give your home a facelift

Whether you need to replace some old hardware, install a new mailbox or give your entire house a fresh coat of paint, there are many ways to freshen up the exterior of your home. Wendy Doornink of Hirshfield’s shares some tips for choosing the right exterior paint color in parts one, two and three of this series on painting the outside of your home.

Gray house with white trim
BODY: Coventry Gray HC-169  | TRIM: Cloud Cover OC-25 | ACCENT: Jet Black 2120-10

Coventry Gray Cloud Cover Jet Black


Add architecture

Adding a cute fence or romantic archway can add instant curb appeal. Using these elements, you can define outdoor spaces and gardens to make them feel like an extension of your home.



Black Beauty 2128-10 Benjamin Moore


If you have any questions about choosing the right paint color for your exterior paint project, or you just want some advice or more inspiration, stop in to your local Hirshfield’s!

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