8 Smart Budget Curb Appeal Makeovers Upgrading your house's exterior doesn't have to mean a soup-to-nuts remodel. Check out these clever, thrifty ideas to create a more welcoming home
Split-level: gravel was replaced with two levels of colored concrete, the upper terrace is used mostly for dining and hanging out; three steps down, a built-in bench invites guests to lounge around the fire pit. A gappy ipe fence gives a sense of spaciousness while preserving privacy. Low care plants, such as autumn moor grass, Mexican weeping bamboo, and yucca, soften the angular design.
Author says she has never spent more than $8 to build a 4'x4' raised bed or $35 to build a 4'x20' one. They buy two 1x8"cedar boards, which are naturally rot-resistant, & cut in half, so that it is 4-feet long. Then use a 3" length of a 1x1" pine stake, cut into four pieces, to nail the cedar boards to at corners. Each box costs less than $10.
stucco, roof, and door colors for our house. I love the thick white trim. contrastic colors are beautiful for a contemporary ranch style home. the hydrangeas in the yard look wonderful to top off the look. If only hydrangeas could grow in arizona! Can I make that work?