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Three easy ways to improve your home and garden

I really love viewing photos of nice gardens and houses on the net. There are so many beautiful samples to look at and get inspired by. All these hours that I’ve spent viewing photos also made me realize one thing. It’s just as important to look after the exterior of a house as it is to care about the interior. The exterior has a huge impact on the big picture and there are plenty of things you can do to improve that picture…

1.Take a look at the mailbox. Do you like it? If the answer is no: Replace it! Buy a mailbox that actually fits in with the style of your house. Do you want a classic look, a vintage look or a modern look? You can express this with help from the mailbox.
2.Do you have a fence? Does it look good and does it match the style of your garden and house? The fence and the gate is the first thing that your visitors will see when they come to visit and it’s important that it looks good.
3.Do you have a nice looking, visible number sign or adress plaque on the house or the fence? It makes it easier for the postman of course but it also makes it a lot easier for your friends and relatives when they come to see you. Make sure that the plaque fits in with the rest of the house.
These are just a few of the things you can have a look at if you want to improve your home in a simple way. Do you have more ideas to fill in?

Photo: Architectural Mailboxes

Photo: Hoover Fence Company

Photo: Mailboxes.com

Photo: Ramsign