When working in an up-and-coming neighborhood like the Old Southside, curb appeal is one of the most important aspects of renovation. Creating an inviting exterior is a great way to draw in potential buyers and even welcome guests to your home.
Mina and Karen focused heavily on curb appeal for the Tiny Condo, Giant Upgrade home since the neighborhood is still coming around.
To update the exterior, Mina and Karen opted to use a heavy whitewash on the brick, which added a modern flare to the previously gloomy exterior. If you’re not looking to repaint the exterior of your home, a simple hosing can rejuvenate and clean siding. They also added a copper roofing to the porch on the condo and copper piping on the exterior of the home to accent the clean, white brick. Small touches like copper detailing can add aesthetic value to the exterior of your home.
Updating Your Front Door
Updating your front door is another easy way to add curb appeal. Unfortunately for the “Tiny Condo, Giant Upgrade” project, the front door was in too bad of shape to be reused, but Mina and Karen opted for a similar style in a lighter color to keep the vibe of the home the same.
Karen recommends a fresh coat of paint for any front door that looks a little worn or dated.
Karen’s best tip for enhancing curb appeal is simple, “I think the nicest thing in a front yard is an appropriately sized tree in a location that does not block, but instead enhances the front of the house.”