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.