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Everything is starting to look so nice this time a year. There is plenty of rain to keep our grass green and our gardens growing. All signs of winter have passed, beauty is returning and Mother Nature is doing her thing. But there are just some things that just can't renew themselves, and need attention after a long hard winter wrath. Front doors, Mail boxes, exterior light fixtures, Door handles and house numbers. All these items are equally important as the natural beauty that surrounds them, but many times get neglected.
One of the easiest ways to create instant curb appeal this time a year is to add BLACK. Some of you may be thinking "black is so boring and harsh", but on the contrary, BLACK is the perfect colour to make all the other colours on your exterior... POP!
Add black mulch to your gardens to make the greenery pop and the flowers brilliant.
Landscape picture from www.houzz.com
Painting your front door is always a must when preparing to sell your home. But all too many forget to change out or refresh the Door hardware and that rusty old mailbox. Look for sales at big box stores or buy a can of Black metal spray paint, preferably mat finish. Refresh or replace House numbers to make your property visible from the road, match the mail box and even try painting your exterior lights before replacing them. Black urns and window boxes filled with colourful flowers or stately greenery always add that WOW factor that people gravitate to. When in doubt, paint your front door Black- You really cant go wrong!
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Ok, it's raining, I should have posted this when it was nicer weather, but it will eventually return to us. The last few days were a perfect time to shut down your furnace and open your windows. There is no better fragrance then the beauty of Mother Nature's fresh spring air. When selling your house there are many things to consider beside peeling paint and outdated decor. Potential buyers use all of their senses when evaluating a home for sale. Not only is curb appeal very important to bring them in, but that very first whiff of the interior will either invite them in or send them running.
We become complacent and comfortable with our surroundings so much so, that we don't recognize odors within our homes that may be offensive to others. I have a dog, I bet my house smells like dog, and boys, and dirty sports equipment, etc... But to me it smells like roses... Lol, ok at best...carnations. The point is if you have pets, kids, a flare for exotic cooking, if you smoke, or once did or even if you really like air fresheners, chances are fresh air is needed to neutralize the staleness of winter's past.
And please do not mistake fresh air with fresh air fresheners. Big difference and sometimes a big problem. Many people have severe allergies and sensitivity to the overbearing aroma of sprays, and plug ins. also, many eyebrows raise when there is an over abundance of papaya/mint in the air... Hmmm, what are they trying to hide??
So unplug and open up!! Just not today or everything will get wet and smell musty:)