From: Annmarie Mercieri
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 12:46
To: Wasserman, Jim - Sacramento
Subject: Top 10 Ways to
Boost Curb Appeal on HGTV's FrontDoor.com
FrontDoor.com Identifies Top 10 Ways To Enhance Home Curb
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (June 9, 2010) - The
outside of the home is the first thing potential buyers see, so a great first
impression is a must! HGTV's FrontDoor.com identifies the top 10 ways to boost
curb appeal and lure buyers. (http://www.frontdoor.com/top10)
the Roof. Repair missing and broken shingles to
improve the home's look and to avoid water damage. Many options exist for
materials to replace a roof that is nearing the end of its
driveways and walkways. Driveways and walkways
set the tone for the rest of the home tour. Pull weeds and repair cracks to
create a good first impression for buyers. For homeowners with a larger budget,
upgrading to stone or brick pavers may further enhance curb appeal.
the gutters. Clean out leaves and debris for an
attractive, well-maintained look. Pay attention to signs of water damage, which
may mean gutters need to be replaced.
in on details. Sometimes enhancing curb appeal
is as easy as installing a new mailbox, house numbers or door hardware. Just
make sure these additions match the style of the home.
on the front door. A new door can help to create
a grand entrance for the home. Repainting an existing front door with a vivid
color can also add aesthetic appeal.
it up. Outdoor, decorative lighting can enhance
the home's curb appeal while also providing safety and security. Pre-packaged
kits can cost as little as $40.
with paint. Consider other homes in the
neighborhood and choose a paint color that is both fresh and appropriate. For
homeowners on a tight budget, add just a bit of color by painting the shutters,
trims and railings.
a focal point. Give life to the lawn by adding
colorful flowers or accent pieces, such as a water feature. A vibrant exterior
will wow potential buyers.
and declutter. "Stage" the home's exterior by
ridding the lawn and porch of clutter like kids' toys, lawn tools and excessive
decorations. Make the home shine by pressure washing siding and cleaning
up the lawn. Keep the yard looking healthy and
well maintained by mowing, pulling weeds and raking leaves. It may also be smart
to have the soil tested for chemicals needed to grow healthy
FrontDoor.com (http://www.frontdoor.com) is an online real estate information service powered by HGTV, the
No.1 source for home-related media content. The site currently offers more than
4 million listings of homes for sale. In addition to providing users with the
latest real estate listings, FrontDoor.com houses expert HGTV advice and videos
along with original Web series and a comprehensive library of features, tools,
guides and information. Users can also interact with FrontDoor through Facebook
FrontDoor.com is run by Scripps Networks Digital, a
diversified multi-platform programmer that delights millions daily with
award-winning content in the home, food and living categories. Scripps Networks
Digital's Web sites -- HGTV.com, FoodNetwork.com, DIYnetwork.com, GACTV.com, Recipezaar.com, HGTVPro.com,
FrontDoor.com, Food2.com, and the newest
CookingChannelTV.com -- are powered by engaging content, interactive tools and
social spaces that take fans of Scripps Networks cable brands further into the
story and offer online users information and inspiration to fuel their passions.
SN Digital also distributes content to mobile and online partners, providing
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