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How to Create Better Curb Appeal for Your Home

Updated: Jul 4, 2021

Our house has gone through a lot of changes over the years. Every year we take a step back and look at what we could upgrade or renovate to add curb appeal.


During COVID we had a lot of time to reflect on our home and made some rather large enhancements.


Stage 1

The first three most dramatic changes were the removal of the large Beech tree that blocked the front of our home as well as an oak tree in the front yard. We replaced the oak with a magnolia tree and new garden. Lastly we painted the exterior of our home using a similar beige base but brighter white trim and a blue door.

Front elevation of our home
Original Front Landscaping

Stage 2


We loved the new openness but decided to cut back our shrubs and overgrown plants so the entryway could truly be more visible from the street and allow for a more inviting streetview.

Before image of the overgrown bushes.
Before Overgrown Bushes Removed
The after photo once bushes are removed.
After Overgrown Bushes Removed

Stage 3

Lastly we replaced the front porch decor, which I like to do every few years. It is one of my favorite places to decorate for the seasons. I found this great bench at Target and a few new pillows and it made a HUGE difference.

Updates front porch with new bench and pillows.
Target Front Porch Decor

Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission to help fund my Target run habits if you use these links to make a purchase. You will not be charged extra, so it’s a win for everyone! Please note that I only endorse and link products that I believe in or that resonate with my blog. Thank you!


Links to Target Items:

3x5 Black and White Carpet: https://rstyle.me/+nYjMeNj2w8LJb1BE22oUWg


End Result

The final result yields clean lines and visible entryway. We are thrilled with the final look.

New curb appeal reveal.
Final Updated Front Elevation


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Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission to help fund my Target run habits if you use these links to make a purchase. You will not be charged extra, so it’s a win for everyone! Please note that I only endorse and link products that I believe in or that resonate with my blog. Thank you!

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