4 Inexpensive Ways to Boost Curb Appeal This Winter

If you’re in a cold-weather climate, don’t let the winter blues bring down your listing’s curb appeal.

If you’re in a cold-weather climate, don’t let the winter blues bring down your listing’s curb appeal. Jackie Mosher, co-founder of Dzinly, a company that provides designer-approved digital exterior designs for inspiration, offers a few tips for sprucing up the outside.

Brighten the Front Door

“Even just a fresh paint coat of the existing color can sometimes do the trick,” Mosher says. Or give it a new color. For a cohesive look, paint the door a shade darker or lighter than the home’s exterior color. For a bolder statement, use the color wheel, choosing a color the opposite of the home’s main color. For example, if the home is mostly brown, give the front door its complementary color—dark blue.

Add Flower Boxes

In winter, try cold-friendly plants such as pansies, flowering cabbages and kales, and ferns. Layer the height of the arrangements with up to three different plant varieties, Mosher suggests. Whatever the season, greenery and flowers along your windows dress up the home’s architecture and “add interest, dimension and personality,” she says.

Swap Out the Lighting

If there’s room, add a hanging pendant or chandelier above the front door. Mosher suggests picking a fixture that’s about one-third or one-fourth the size of the front door (including the trim). Or, update the carriage lights beside the door. Boxed lanterns in a black or antique bronze finish are a nice touch, she says.

Supersize the Address Numbers

Large, sleek black numbers can add a modern vibe to a home. “These can become a focal point,” Mosher says, citing modernhousenumbers.com as her favorite site for inspiration. Source: nar.realtor


12 Winter Curb Appeal Ideas That Shine Through
Snow, Sleet, and Rain

When you hear “curb appeal,” you imagine a perfectly manicured lawn bordered by colorful perennial flowers. But if you’re selling your home when the snow arrives, lush landscaping isn’t an option. You’ll need to get creative with your winter curb appeal to give buyers a cheerful first impression.

And trust us, winter curb appeal is well worth the effort. According to our recent Top Agent Insights Report, 76% of agents agree that great curb appeal is the best thing sellers can do to boost a home’s marketability. What’s more: 94.5% of top agents believe that excellent curb appeal translates into higher offers that add value to a seller’s bottom lineREAD MORE


Tips for Preserving Home’s Curb Appeal

During Winter Months

Many homeowners use landscaping, potted flowers, window boxes, and a well-manicured lawn to enhance their home’s curb appeal.

But when temperatures drop below freezing this time of year and old man winter works his magic on your landscaping, homeowners have to get creative in finding ways to keep the house from looking like something straight out of “The Addams Family.”

A little creativity can go a long way and make a substantial difference in your home’s appearance in the winter months, whether you are trying to sell or just trying to look warm and inviting for guests. READ MORE


Ralene Nelson, REALTOR
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$529,500 – Don’t miss out on this stunning Burlingame model, located on a corner lot with minimal exposure to rear neighbors. The entrance has been upgraded with stamped/dyed concrete as well as, the 2 rear patios. This home has great curb appeal, & as you step inside, you can feel the warmth from the soft decorating neutral tones & plush carpet. The flex space provides you with additional room for entertaining, both for seating & dining and the gourmet kitchen equipped with stainless appliances for the chef includes an island for bar stools & sink. Extra counter space also provides as excellent spot for a buffet or displaying your treasures. This home has a nook for casual dining & space for a formal dining room table, as well as a den/study. The gas fireplace with w/upgraded mantle in the great room makes for a cozy room too. The primary suite is larger than most and accommodates a king bed with ample room around. Slider to private patio w/privacy screen provides a cozy spot for morning coffee/nightcap. The primary bath has double sinks, a walk-in shower & walk-in closet. The 2nd bedroom is located in front of the home, this provides privacy for both guests & homeowners. Move-in ready, just bring your treasures and join the fun in this Active Adult Community. 2 pools/spas, tennis courts, bocce ball, and billiards. READ MORE


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Events in Northern California this Weekend

All-Church Christmas Party
Sun, Dec 10, 5 PM
Re:church 1110 CA-12, Rio Vista, CA


Join us for a fun and festive party for all ages at Re:Church!
Please RSVP at the back of the sanctuary, and feel free to sign up if you’d like to help!


Winter Craft Fair, Fairfield
Sun, Dec 10, 10 AM – 3 PM
Will C Wood High School, 998 Marshall Rd, Vacaville

Winter Craft Fair at Will C. Wood High School on Sunday, December 10th from 10am-3pm.

  • Crafts and Gifts from over 70 vendors
  • Door prizes
  • Food trucks
  • Santa’s Village…

WEBSITE


Performance – The Nutcracker
Sun, Dec 10, 1 PM
Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Dr, Vacaville

As part of the 29th season celebrations, VBC presents the Nutcracker.

Audiences can expect the same beautiful costumes and sets they have come to know and love, with an all new dash of magic. Based on the E.T.A. Hoffmann story, The Nutcracker Clara on Christmas Eve. After her magical Uncle Drosselmeyer gifts her with an enchanted nutcracker doll, she dreams her Nutcracker takes her on a magical journey to the Candy Kingdom. Clara enjoys confections from all around the world before awakening from her dream.
This new production runs approximately 1 hour, with no intermission, the perfect length for children of all ages. The Nutcracker is a great way to introduce young kids to live performances and the art of ballet.
Bring your family and kick off your holidays with VBC! WEBSITE


Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley
Through  Dec 23, 7:30 PM

Capital Stage2215 J St, Sacramento, CA

Georgiana Darcy is an accomplished pianist but wary of romance. Kitty Bennet is a bright-eyed optimist and a perfect best friend. These two younger sisters are ready for their own adventures in life and love, starting with the arrival of an admirer and secret correspondent. Meddlesome families and outmoded expectations won’t stop these determined friends from forging their own way in a holiday tale filled with music, ambition, sisterhood, and forgiveness in the third and final play… WEBSITE

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