From Simple Shrubbery Additions to a Coat of Fresh Paint, You Might Be Surprised to Discover How Easy It Is to Take Your Yard From Drab to Fab
Don’t underestimate the value of an attractive and vibrant home exterior; trust us when we say that no one will want to see your exquisite interior if the outside looks like the Addams Family mansion. It isn’t hard to upgrade your home’s curb appeal. With a few quick touches, you can make your $2 million house look like a $3 million one.
Life in Mill Valley is full of stunning vistas and equally gorgeous heritage gardens, so what your house says about you as people are driving by matters—no one wants their forever home to stick out like a sore thumb.
Luckily, we have some easy tips and tricks you can use to make your curb appeal pop.
No, we’re not talking about recycling (although if you don’t, we’re 100% judging you). Almost everyone who's anyone in Mill Valley has a well-kept heritage garden. It doesn’t take much to spruce things up, and surely you could hire a neighborhood kid to come pull weeds for a few bucks if you don’t want to risk getting dirt under your delicate manicure.
Add a bird feeder or a birdbath
, lay down some astroturf, and plant some flowers
, anything! The burn marks from that unfortunate Fourth of July fireworks “accident” will be practically invisible when you mask it with a vibrant row of tulips.
Paint Your Front Door
Many Mill Valley residents have flashy front doors. Whether it be due to an ornate door knocker, a classic kitschy wreath, or just a fresh coat of paint, a colorful door can be an efficient way to brighten up your entrance. Grab some paint and get to work, Picasso!
Mill Valley is not the type of place where rowdy teenagers grab baseball bats and go mailbox smashing (do kids still do that?), so there’s nothing to fear when you swap out your old, boring mailbox for one that’s more fashionable.
There is such a wide array of mailboxes
now you can find one that fits your personality, interests, house design, or maybe even all three.
A little outdoor furniture can go a long way. It’s not cute to see a house with a front yard that looks like the owners just figured out the money cheat code on a computer game and went overboard in the shop catalog.
The best place to decorate is your front porch. Buy an adorable, comfy couch and voila!—a front-row seat to your neighbors' latest bickering match. Outdoor light fixtures like mini lanterns and pathway lights will complete the look and add to the overall charm! (Not to mention make it easier to see Karen yelling at Jim for forgetting to put the toilet seat down...again.)
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