June 07, 2007

Inspiration Friday- Curb Appeal

Curb appeal has been on my mind a lot lately. We are working hard to give our house more of it, to make our home stand out in a sea of cookie cutter houses. I love my house but it would not have been my first choice to live in a neighborhood full of homes that all look the same. I would much rather live in a charming house in an historic district, or an old farmhouse on a nice spread of land, or a cottage with lots of character surrounded by other houses with lots of character in a Neo-traditional neighborhood. For now I will make do by improving what we have and making it completely ours. Take that Home Owners Association.


















20 comments:

  1. I'm with you...I would love to live in a historic house, so I'm trying to add some charm. These are very inspiring photos.

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  2. We're trying to do the same thing with ours, too. I love the photos today...wonderful inspiration for "breaking out of the mold"!

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. I don't normally love "Barn Houses" but I am luvin' that yellow Barn House! :)

    good luck with your curb appeal project...we're busy doing the same & hoping we kind of light the fire that gets others in the neighborhood interested in doing the same (nice older neighborhood, but could use a little sprucing up)

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  4. Jen, Those are all so pretty. I love old historic homes too, but we are in a newish neighborhood. It's always nice to make our homes stand out as much as possible.

    Rhoda

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  5. Looks like I have some work to do... We live in a house from 1930 and it seems to be falling down faster than we can put all of the pieces back together. Great ideas - thanks for sharing. I just found your blog and it is fantastic!

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  6. Agree 100%. Every house in the neighborhood is a two-story faux Colonial...

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  7. Very nice pictures! The houses with front porches or columns always appeal to me.

    Manuela

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  8. I love those houses. I know what you mean, I would much rather have an older historical home. But I try to make mine more interesting and different as possible.
    Have a fun weekend!
    Rosemary

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  9. I'll take that second house please! I LOVE that one.

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  10. Jen, you always have the nicest pictures...just wanna jump right into them! I love the small cottage look.

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  11. If yur' askin' me to pick, I can't

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  12. I love the last picture with the white picket fence!

    It is amazing what curb appeal does for a house!

    Thanks for the pictures!

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  13. I love all those pics. Homes with porches are the best, I hope we can add one to our old charmer one day. I love the shape of the yellow house the best. I always love that dutch/barn look!

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  14. Hi Jen,
    Love the house pictures. We've been working on our nest since 1984 and we're still not finished! Our teensy little cottage is ancient and we put an addition on starting in 2001, and it's still a work in progress. Patience is a virtue, I guess!
    Regards,
    Laurie

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  15. Catching up on posts....and you sure have some stunning one`s here....

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  16. Oh that first house is amazing!

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  17. Oh you US people just ave the most beautiful houses!

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  18. What wonderful homes and photos...great inspiration!! I agree, I would love to have a historic home instead of a cookie cutter one in suburbia!
    Lidy

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  19. I couldn't agree with you more! We live in suburbia but I'm always trying to turn our house into a cute little cottage. Little houses are so much easier to decorate and make cozy. These big new houses take yards or fabric, tons of paint and more rolls of wallpaper that I can even attempt to hang myself.
    Give me a sweet little cottage, actually a new one made to look old would do for me, any day.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I love your blog and have it in my sidebar so I can visit often, hope thats OK.
    Sue

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  20. They are all so beautiful! I love your blog and have been reading it for a while, im deff adding you on my blogroll:)

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