Curb appeal plays a huge role in accentuating your home and letting your personality shine through! Your choices show the outside world your amazing style and preferences to create a wow factor when people drive up or walk by. Horizon Stone would like to share some of our favorite ideas about how to boost curb appeal. For most of us, our home is our biggest investment. Let’s make the most of it!
Exterior Stone Makes A Statement
Faux stone makes a stunning statement to boost curb appeal. It’s also a cost-effective way to increase home value. Its unmatched durability and easy care make it a smart choice to enhance your home. Other benefits include energy efficiency and timelessness. Stone never goes out of style! We love the use of Horizon Stone’s 19th Century in the Harbor Bluff color to accent the porch columns. This look is absolutely gorgeous! The stunning stairway is highlighted by the detailed use of manufactured rock. The coordinating stones in this entryway pair beautifully to welcome any visitors.
These before and after pictures from the Farmhouse Viviana Journal will definitely inspire you with fun ways to refresh your home. There are delightful options for new lighting and charming accessories. Updating your front porch can be broken down into 7 easy steps. Porch Daydreamer recommends simple updates like fresh paint for steps and doors, vibrant flowers, updated exterior lighting and hardware, metal house numbers, and a welcome mat. Monogrammed, holiday, or colorful mats enhance your vision. Attractive wreaths or seasonal signage can add a touch of whimsy. Incorporating additional seating, decorative pillows, or a blanket can also add color and personality. Creating a comfortable and inviting porch encourages you to slow down, read a book, and sip some sweet tea.
Lush greenery, bright and vivid flowers, and shade trees are the calling cards to an outstanding lawn. Well placed trees and shrubs will block the home from sun and wind and can help cut down on cooling and heating costs. When adding plants, it’s important to make sure that you select products that are appropriate for your growing zone. If you are unsure about your vision when adding shrubbery, trees and plants, there are several apps that can give you direction! BHG is an excellent tool that can help you create the perfect environment. Adding landscaping and keeping everything clean and trimmed can increase a house’s value by 5-10%. Solar lighting creates drama and accentuates your home and landscaping. There are many styles that can coordinate with your outdoor lighting and illuminate a sidewalk. Planters add versatility for each season. This original faux stone planter is a great way to introduce a pop of color with sophisticated style. Try adding summer geraniums or fall chrysanthemums – these fun seasonal additions make a striking statement. Outdoor art, like a water feature, metal sculptures, and wind chimes draw attention and add flair.
Connect with a Professional
Depending on the size of your job, you may feel more confident working with a licensed architect or contractor. A professional will work with you to help bring your vision to life, from conception to execution. Check out Horizon Stone’s list of trusted Distributors to get started.
We hope some of our ideas for boosting curb appeal have inspired you! What ideas do you have? Once you’ve completed your curb appeal projects, we’d love to see the before and after pictures and feature them on our website. Please share them with us on Instagram. We can’t wait to see your vision using Horizon Stone products!