Creating an appealing home, or a home with “curb appeal” is an important goal for many homeowners. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. At Window World of Tampa, we understand how frustrating it can be to feel stumped, which is why we have put together a few tips and inspirations for improving the curb appeal of your home.
1. Differentiate Your Exterior with Shakes and Scallops.
Shakes and scallops are symbolic of coastal homes, and have become increasingly popular for homes across the country. They can be used to create a gorgeous accent to your home, or as your primary siding. Our line of shakes and scallops are designed to add to the beauty of your home, and are hand-crafted for an authentic cedar look. In addition, our shakes and scallops are designed to withstand the harsh storms and the salty ocean air even more so than real cedar. Learn more about shakes and scallops here.
2. Place Flower Boxes Under Your Windows.
Another way to create a more appealing home is to install a window box, sometimes called a flower box. These boxes, filled with plants, sit just below your outside window sill and create a lush and beautiful veneer for your home. Flower boxes are a staple of many southern homes, adding a touch of color to a plain window.
When picking out plants for your window box, be sure to choose a good mix of flowers and foliage. Also, select some plants that will trail over the front of the window box, some of medium height, and some tall plants. This will give you the best variety.
Make sure to note where your window box is located. Is it in the sun most of the day, or is it generally in the shade? Also, make sure that you choose some annuals, and some perennials. This will help you maintain consistency year-round, while having a treat for certain seasons of the year.
3. Install a Garden Window.
Tampa has many beautiful days throughout the entire year. Why not enjoy a little extra sunlight in your home with a beautiful new garden window? Garden windows allow a large amount of natural light into your home, while showing off your unique style and personality. Learn more about our garden windows here.
4. Create a Walkway.
There are few things that can bring a yard together like a walkway. Foot traffic across parts of your lawn can create unsightly brown wear marks on your grass. A walkway does more than just cover up this eye sore, though. It can turn the area into a design element in your landscape. From gravel to concrete to cobblestone, garden paths can take your curb appeal to the next level.
Contact Window World of Tampa
If you’re interested in improving your home’s curb appeal, we’re here to help. If you have any questions, give Window World of Tampa a call today. Or, request a free in-home estimate here to get started!