The front of our house was, to put it lightly, boring. Like dry-wheat-toast boring. When I bought this house, I convinced myself that I didn’t care what the outside looked like, because who spends time admiring the front of their own house? Besides, it’s what’s on the inside that counts, right? Didn’t I learn that somewhere?
Anyway, this is what the front of our house looked like from December 2007 until last week:
It turns out that when you’re trying to sell a house, other people DO care what the outside looks like. We had a realtors-only open house a few weeks ago, and without exception they said, “Looking at the front, you’d never know how cute it is on the inside.”
So we got to work (but not in a Rick Scott way). We put up large-scale house numbers. We installed shutters. We painted the front door. We lightly landscaped. We removed the screen door.
We’re not done yet – we want MORE landscaping, but we’re having a hard time finding tall plants that will grow in extremely low sunlight. But look at how much cuter she is! And the best part: I think the whole thing cost less than $300. If I’d known that, I would have done it years ago.