Home Staging and the importance of curb appeal. Here it is the end of February when the snow, the streets, the windows and exterior of our homes look dirty…Curb appeal in Minnesota at this time of year comes in the way of neatness and a sharp paint job.
We have been thinking about painting our own home this coming spring. I have spent my travels around town scrutinizing every home with orange brick in hopes of spotting that sharp, clean paint job that will inspire me. What I have found is that orange-ish brick is most often paired with white (yuck). Another consideration I am making is the palate of our neighborhood…most of our immediate neighbors have some shade of taupe…We could paint the brick (another yuck in my opinion) to open up our options. I was surprised by how limiting brick color and neighborhood color scheme could be. Yet another element to coordinate with is the roof color… any stonework or metal work…style of home, landscaping, window casing and shutters, gutters, driveway (asphalt, cement, other)…Who knew how difficult it could be in determining the right color scheme for the exterior of ones home. I am sure, though, that by considering all of these elements, something curbilicious will result!