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6 Ways to Win With Curb Appeal

6 Ways to Win With Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is defined as the overall attractiveness of the outside of a home, and it’s often overlooked because the interior tends to be more of a focus. If this sounds like your situation, you’ll be happy to know that most ideas for adding curb appeal are both easy to do and low-cost. For houses on the market, these additions can bring in more potential buyers and may even increase the value of your home.

1. Choosing an Accent Color

Something as simple as a color change has the ability to bring life to your doorstep. Consider putting a fresh coat of paint on your front door and match it with accessories. This can include planters, porch furniture and a doormat. You can even paint existing elements, such as the shutters and the mailbox. For extra pizazz, spruce up or add molding and a fancy pediment. The same idea can go for the garage door if you have one.

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2. Exterior Lighting

The right lighting will not only highlight your doorstep but your landscaping and the architectural designs you may have surrounding your home. While lighting is crucial for safety and navigation purposes, it’s also beneficial for creating a flattering appearance. The best way to accomplish this is by focusing in on the areas of style, size and placement. This largely depends on the amount of space you have to work with and the overall style of your home (traditional, rustic, farmhouse, modern, casual, contemporary).

3. Upgrade House Number

Many homeowners keep the same house number setup for as long as possible. I’m not talking about changing the actual number, of course. I’m talking about changing the look if it. If those searching for the home can see it, who cares right? Well, the whole “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” mentality shouldn’t apply here. Reviving your house number is too simple. You can add a fresh coat of paint or get a fresh set of numbers in a modern font, for example. Take it to Pinterest for additional spunky ideas.

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4. Curtains and Blinds

They may be an interior element, but they’re seen from the outside. For the windows seen from the front, especially the ones on the lower level, try to match the curtains with what is seen around the entryway. If you don’t want to overdo on one color, add a neutral color to balance out the look.

5. Add a Garden

Other than planters, fresh garden soil and mature plants are a beautiful way to add a natural element. Choose flowers that match your choice of accent color or go for a colorful assortment. If the weather prevents this, consider fake flowers until the real ones can grow again. Find a wreath with fake colorful flowers or make your own! For the holiday season, a pumpkin or mini Christmas tree can be that element as well.

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6. Extra Decor

Add some outdoor-safe decor, but only choose a few to prevent the entry area from looking cluttered. Go for a medium to small sized statue to be placed in a corner, some kind of welcome sign (potentially with the family’s name), a wind-chime for the ceiling of a porch, or hanging decor with siding hooks.

When you’re ready for a more complex change, there are options such as adding columns, a porch and a new walkway, or even replacing the windows and siding. Home improvement can most certainly be tricky, but taking it one day at a time and making small changes here and there will help to get the job done. Most importantly, don’t forget to use every improvement task as an opportunity to be creative and express yourself.

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Create an Eye-Catching Logo to Focus Your Brand

Create an Eye-Catching Logo to Focus Your Brand

We live in a world where brands surround us. We recognize companies through their logo designs rather than their service or products. Our philosophy is that if it’s a brand, it means it’s good. Why? Because it’s known and recognized by all. Youngsters prefer to wear Nike or Reebok footwear, even if there are the same designs in local companies, just because they will be easily recognized as branded by their friends and family.

A logo is a statement of a business or a company and a sign of individuality, which distinguishes one brand from another. Even a child would recognize the M of the McDonalds, even from far away. The people use the logo to associate with the brand or the company. Creating and setting up a business is easy, but making it a brand is difficult. To make your business a brand, the most important thing is to create an eye-catching logo design.

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One must think that how difficult would it be to create a catchy logo? It is a major task.

There is a lot of work that goes into the making of the perfect logo, which is a recognizing factor for people. Here are some of the tips that will help you in creating a logo design that will make your business a brand.

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Gauge the Market

Study your business or company and see the competitor company’s logo designs. Know the business in and out and write down all the important points and use them to create a related logo design.

Research

Conduct research about the client and customers and the target market. What is the business about? If the products cater to children then create a colorful and lively logo, while if it is for corporate parties, then create a formal and attractive logo.

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Link It

Whatever logo you design, keep in mind that it should relate to the company and the nature of business. The logo is used to recognize the brand, so it should have connections with the company’s history and future.

Use Resources

There are some applications available for you to download and create a perfect logo. You can use the variety of samples and tweak it a bit to your liking by changing the colors or font.

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Font and Colors

Always make sure to use bold and striking colors. Study the color therapy and what affect each color has on the onlookers. Choose bright colors for an attractive and appealing logo design. Use creative fonts so that it instantly hooks up the customers.

Customize

Learn Photoshop, Adobe, and Illustrator for that eye-catching logo design. Create a customized logo design with abstracts and images, or choose a picture. You can also make use of solid shapes or go with a flow and retro design. A tagline or your company name or your name initials can also be a logo design. Just incorporate it in a unique way, so it stands out from the others.

The logo is a signature of your brand; it is one of the company’s most valuable assets. A well-designed logo is the one that exposes your business and communicates your message to the public.  Designing an eye-catching logo is not that simple as it sounds; it demands a lot of creative imagination and out of box thinking.  Whatever logo you design, ask your friends and family to view and ask them their suggestions and change and set it accordingly, as they represent the public. A well-designed logo should represent the true and perfect image of a company to the people. Make sure your logo design represents your brand and has striking effects.

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