we need some curb appeal! (pic)

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’d fill in the part of the driveway that’s in front of the porch (so basically it would be half as wide as it is now).  And then line the driveway With whatever. Bricks, stones, etc. I think it’ll make it look much neater. You could also add railing to your porch.


Also, we just moved into our house last month and I know what you mean about slacking on the outside! Luckily ours is hidden from the road lol.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  Sb91.
Post # 3
42157 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would keep the width of the driveway because it can be handy for extra parking, but edge it with brick or pavers of some sort. It’s hard to tell if the driveway is hard surfaced or just gravel. If the budget is there, I would use concrete, asphalt or pavers for the whole thing.

I would narrow down the driveway at the end closest to the house so it ends in a line with the first porch post.

I would add a new sidewalk that directs people to your front door.

I would paint the front door a different color so people know where it is.

In the summer I would add hanging baskets between the posts except for the section that is in front of the door.

I would add house numbers where they can be seen by guests and more importantly, emergency services.


Post # 5
1192 posts
Bumble bee

Agree with better defining the driveway. 

I think a handful of plants on the porch would go a long way. It’s a beautiful, green setting but I think you can incorporate a little more.

I would probably go further and make a cute little garden out the front with a path to the front door, instead of all that excess gravel. Depends on how much you need the additional parking space though. 

Post # 6
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

MrsMcQN:  I would paint the front door a bold color and maybe narrow your driveway. I like wide driveways, but I think that a plush front lawn might “amp up” the curb appeal. Then you can line the drive with flowers/mulch or stone or something. I also think you might want to add some potted plants or some type of outdoor decor on your porch!

Post # 7
885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree with all the PP’s about the driveway, flowers and painting the door a bolder color. I’d also consider shutters on either side of the two main windows that are the same color as the front door, and maybe using that color for the garage doors as well. We are currently house hunting and I always find that combination of matching colors to be very appealing. Whatever you decide to do, your home is lovely and you have many options!

Post # 8
7147 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015


Biggest thing is the front door and the furniture on the porch. I’d make it very inviting, like a southern porch, with a dark greenish black front door  and paint the patio furniture same color if it’s wicker, bright cushions. Big pots of ferns and flowers. Down south, they put a haint blue on the porch ceiling, it’s a very light blue, feels like the sky when you’re sitting under it! 

Agree re driveway comments fom PP. also, hanging flowers and a vining plant up the posts.

Post # 10
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Something lining the driveway, hanging plants, and maybe a piece of outdoor art hanging between the window and door? Since there’s enough space?

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