From the stately brick homes of the Aviation subdivision to the sprawling ranch structures of Golfcrest, each abode has unique appeal reflective of its occupants.
In fact, party affiliation is the only thing not obvious from the exterior. Conservatives do not lean towards roses, while Liberals don't favor hydrangea. Yet, creativity, musicality, traditionalism, and practicality are all evident from the curb.
In the end, it's not about trends, but self expression. Even the tiniest front porch has room for a perky planter.
Curb appeal doesn't require much cash. A long handled pointed spade, shears, some free mulch and a bit of elbow grease are all that are needed. Cut in some botanical edges, loosen the soil, trim the shrubs and sprinkle in some natural mulch. Clean up the front door and sparingly adorn the area with a wreath, planter or some item reflective of your interests, but compatible with the style of the home.
Curb appeal is for those who live inside, taking into account the realities of life and the neighbor's sensibilities.
What really matters in the end is the smile behind the door.