Dated: 06/02/2016

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We've all heard the term "curb appeal". It's usually used as a plus in the marketing of homes for sale. But how about increasing the curb appeal of your home just to please yourself, impress your guests, or tie in with the neatness of the neighborhood? And it doesn't need to cost a lot of money.

Here's my list of ideas for under $100:

1) Welcoming walkway. Follow the Yellow Brick Road, or flagstones, or cement walkway. Lead people to the front door, don't let them guess.

2) Light the route. Landscape lighting makes it easy, and safe, to get around at night. Even during the day, the path lights add a special punch and set the mood. Solar-powered LED lights are available at home improvement stores, discount stores, and on-line for under $100 per pack.

3) Get a helping-hand from Mother Nature.  Why not choose a few boxes of flowers and/or several small bushes for along the walkway or potted planters on either side of the front door? They are all easy upkeep yet add color and interest. Again, a lot of bang for your $100 buck.

4) Get a good handle on the situation. What does your front door hardware look like? Does it need polishing? How about a shiny new brass lockset? Would a kick plate add that special panache? Both can be done for under $60.

5) Knock yourself out with a great door-knocker. Here you can add whimsy, a frog or dragonfly, or be conservative and traditional. The usual prices are $20 and up.

6) It's a numbers game. Is your house number clearly visible for your guests in general and the rescue squad in an emergency?  Stick-on vinyl numbers are inexpensive, metal numbers are mid-priced, and house number plaques can vary from $25 to under $100.

7) Bright and Beautiful. With the right color, your front door can really set an individual punch for your property! Go high-gloss for a reflective sheen if you'd like. A quart of paint is an inexpensive way to get that one-of-a-kind look.

Do you have any other real estate concerns and questions? I'm at your service; please contact me!

Aloha, Eileen

Eileen Santos R(S) SRES, CNE, Island Home Realty, Inc.
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