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Creating Curb Envy

Creating Curb Envy

LET'S TAKE YOUR HOME BEYOND CURB APPEAL AND INTO THE REALM OF CURB ENVY

The expression "put your best face forward" also applies to your home's exterior. Consider paint as the makeup that will highlight your home's best features while hiding imperfections. You can make features appear larger, smaller, or more upscale while protecting your home from the extremes of the Canadian climate. All this for just pennies a square foot!

Here are some colour tricks for your home's exterior that will elevate the curb appeal and increase its value.​

Blended Beauty

​Accent the positive because the eye will always go to the lightest colour first.

After: The medallion disappears when it's painted the same colour as the wall. The garden doors painted black look contemporary and upscale.
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Seamless Style

Use colour to direct the eye to your home's best features. Emphasize attractive architectural features with a contrasting colour. Diminish flaws by painting them the same colour as the background.

After: The downspouts are painted the house colour so they don't compete with architectural features.
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Colour is powerful.

Paint is protective and affordable. Together they transform your paint brush into a magic wand to bring out your home's best exterior features.

Door Duel

If you paint your garage and front doors the same colour, or if the garage door is painted in a light colour, your eye will be drawn to the garage. Instead, paint the garage door the same colour as its exterior wall.​
After: The garage door is painted the same colour as the house, so the eye is drawn to the welcoming front door.
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​Don't let your garage door take top billing over your front door. You want the larger area of your garage door to recess so the eye is readily drawn to your entrance.

Fashionable Frames

The window frames are painted black for an updated, sophisticated look.
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Cohesive Colours

Paint all exterior textures a uniform colour to eliminate a choppy appearance.

After: The door gets a colour punch with red. The home becomes sweet and charming. All vertical surfaces are painted the same colour, in a tone that complements the roof shingles.​
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