May 14, 2013
With the knowledge I've learned through College Pro and our Entrepreneurship class at theUniversity of St. Thomas we started a business to help children with cancer. It is a one-for-one program selling hats. For every hat we sell, we give one to a child battling cancer. Read More
April 29, 2013
In July 2013, College Pro will run a NEW program in partnership with Outward Bound Canada designed for young leaders (age 16-18). Program Participants will earn a Grade 12 University/College business credit - Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals (BOH4M). Read More
April 19, 2013
Mia is a rookie business owner in Lynnwood, WA – an expansion turf (an area College Pro hasn’t operated in previously) and she’s killin' it! She’s currently sitting with the most new estimates complete in our entire Window Cleaning brand! We asked Mia to share what she's up to... Read More
April 16, 2013
Instead of Cancun, a group of nearly 40 College Pro franchisees from the Midwest US (IL, IN, IA, MO, NE, KS) spend their Spring Breaks doing some painting, for a good cause. The group refreshed some 14+ buildings at the Uspiritus Bellwood campus in Louisville, KY. Read More
Top 10 Ways to Beautify Your Home’s Exterior
Posted On July 17, 2012
1. Paint your front door:
Painting your front door can instantly brighten up your homes exterior. A colour that compliments the colour of your house, but is a strong contrast is recommended
2. Manicure your lawn:
A key part of curb appeal is your front lawn. A freshly cut, healthy looking lawn adds a significant amount of curb appeal to any house. Water, fertilize, and cut your lawn regularly to keep it looking great… or replace grass with other vegetation/space covering.
3. Wash off dirt:
Although it may not be obvious from a distance, houses get dirty from the weather. Rain, wind, snow, etc. cause a build up of grime on almost every home surface – siding, brick, stucco, etc. This buildup also occurs on driveways, walkways, and sidewalks. To remove this dirt, scrub, pressure wash with water, or use your hose on its strongest pressure.
4. Maintain your Driveway:
There is nothing worse for your curb appeal than a cracked or old looking driveway. Seal the cracks in your drive using sealant. Remove the weeds from in between stones and along the edges.
5. Clean your windows:
Keeping your windows clean and sparkly will instantly add some shine to your home. No interested in doing it yourself? Call College Pro Window Cleaning to do the job, at a fair price.
6. Landscape lighting
Placing a spotlight at the base of a tree, or in the middle of a garden is eye catching. Lining the walkway to your front door with lights gives a safe and welcoming appearance.
7. Trim trees and bushes
Trim trees and bushes back so they do not block the view of your house from the road. There is no curb appeal if you can’t see the house!
8. Address number
A large, bold, and modern house number is a common addition to curb appeal. A decorative way of numbering your house could include putting your number on a rock in the garden. Another option is to put your numbers on a wood backing for contrast against your siding. Numbers can also be written in cursive to add a dressier touch, check Pinterest for more ideas.
9. Flower beds
An ignored garden makes even a well-kept house look run down. Weed your flowerbeds. Remove dead plants. Water your flowers. Garden maintenance will look impressive in your front yard, and add to your curb appeal… and if gardening isn’t you cup of tea, look for low maintenance plants.
10. Keep your paint up to date
If your house is brick, siding, stucco, or contains wood trim, keep your paint coat up to date. Peeling, rusting, and bubbling paint really affects your home’s exterior. For a free quote, visit www.collegepro.com
For more curb appeal ideas, visit College Pro’s ‘Exterior Home Ideas’ board on Pinterest.blog comments powered by Disqus