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How to Improve Your Curb Appeal

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Florida’s warm climate plays a huge role in the architecture and curb appeal of homes throughout the state. The plentiful Florida sunshine dictates the types of plants that can grow in landscaping as well as what colors would look best in the bright light. Learn more about how you can improve your home’s curb appeal with a warm exterior color scheme, a roof that completes the look, and a few extras to round things out. 


Roofing Color

Roofing is often overlooked by homeowners but closely noted by home buyers. Your roof should not only be clean and free of damage, but it should also pull the look of the home together. Many people use the roof color as a way to make the home stand out or to accent the architecture of the home. For example, terra cotta roof tiles make a bold statement and provide a cohesive look to a Mediterranean-styled home. Likewise, shingles in colors like aged copper, warm grays, or rich browns add depth and contrast to cool exterior paint colors.


Paint Colors

Pair the warm tones of a tile roof with a rustic exterior paint color to take advantage of the glow cast by Florida’s sunlight. On the other hand, crisp whites and ivories give your home a cool, coastal vibe. However, if you prefer a neutral paint color, consider adding a bold pop of color to the front door.  


Landscaping Options

A gorgeous home deserves landscaping that is just as gorgeous. Utilizing terra cotta planters allows you to add warm colors that work with a Mediterranean palette. With Florida’s climate, homeowners have many plants to choose between ranging from lush tropical greens to vibrant and pastel-toned flowering plants perfect for dressing things up. Examples include:

  • Pentas: The pretty pink and lavender hues of low-maintenance and long-blooming Pentas adds beautiful color while attracting hummingbirds and butterflies to the yard.
  • Blue Salvia: Spikes of blue salvia look striking against cool colors and white exteriors. Additionally, they also provide great contrast when planted among orange- and red-flowering plants.
  • Coral Bell: Coral Bell’s bold bronze, purple, chartreuse, or orange leaves provide amazing foliage. 


Curb Appeal Extras

The roof, exterior of the home, and landscaping should be among your top priorities for improving your home’s curb appeal. Don’t overlook the importance of smaller details, too, including the following:

  • Pressure-washed to clean walkways, decks, patios, and driveways
  • A decorative mailbox that works with the architectural style and color palette of the home
  • Easy to read house numbers in shiny metals or painted tiles
  • Lighting to provide a perfect nighttime glow

Are you ready to improve your curb appeal with a new roof or landscaping package? Schedule an appointment with Florida’s trusted construction solutions provider, Carroll Bradford. Our experts can inspect your current roof in addition to providing recommendations for the most attractive options to complement your landscape and exterior paint colors.



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