The Latest in Curb Appeal

1According to the Center for California Real Estate, or CAR’s recent infographic, homeowners are motivated to make changes to their front yards and entryways, to set them apart from their neighbors’ homes and give their space a unique style. Standing out has become more appealing and freeing than blending in. Here are several of the latest trends in boosting curb appeal.

Front-yard gathering spaces are making waves in appealing design visible from the street. Up until recently, gathering spaces were saved exclusively for in the home or the backyard area to encourage privacy. With front-yard gatherings, guests to the home will have time to appreciate and admire the front space, the first thing everyone sees and often the first details forgotten about the home. These gatherings help encourage a cozy motif, and they offer guests a firsthand look at the neighborhood as it works.
2Another way to draw awareness to your home involves the front door itself. Individualized, distinctive doors can really add personality to an entryway. Changing a drab, boring door can be done by replacing an old door with a more interesting one, vibrantly painting an existing front door, or adhering an image to the door that provides a splash of color to match the theme of your front yard. This style can be accomplished on a budget or as part of a complete front–yard overhaul. Even something as simple as changing the doorknob can change the way that guests see your entry space.

3Throwbacks to other time periods are also in good taste. One way that homeowners have added flair to their front yards is by implementing retro motifs. Repurposing vintage décor can bring ageless style to an area and make it stand out as truly one-of-a-kind. Antique crates, ladder shelves, mason jars, and old-fashioned vases are among only a few examples. Vintage style is easy to work with and it leaves a lot of room for creativity.

This names only a few of the vast possibilities available to boost curb appeal. For more useful ideas, Better Homes & Gardens has cataloged some excellent and up-to-date trends that can be applied to make almost any home a one-of-a-kind residence.

San Jose is on its way toward more unique front yards. If you are ready to sell or buy a home, working with a Realtor® who understands the market and the region, will make for a better experience. We at Haylen Group are here to help you with all your real estate needs! As your agent, we will strive to work together and give you the best support we can. Call Helen Chong at (408) 800-LIST or email at You can also visit us at our website for available listings and additional information.


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