Curb Appeal for Yourself

Curb Appeal for Yourself

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Adrienne Breaux
Sep 17, 2010

We often speak about the curb appeal for our homes and apartments and how we create a gorgeous look for neighbors and guests to enjoy, but what about when your own personal everyday entryway into your home is through a different door?

My roommate and I have been hard at work improving both our front patio for guests and the interior for upcoming parties, but we've been sorely neglecting one area: our back door, which is the door we enter in. We're currently storing our bikes in odd spots, haven't done anything to disguise the ugly air conditioner, could use a more peppy doormat and boy could the whole place use a sweeping. Recently realizing how kind of depressing the place was to come home to, we feebly attempted to spice things up by hanging some white lights. Let's just say we'll need to put some more work into the place.

Have you ever caught yourself improving a more visible part of your home for guests before focusing on finishing up a more personal space for yourself (say like fixing up the living room first versus your bedroom, or the front entryway versus your own entryway)? Is it intentional? How do you enter your home, and what does it look like to you after a long day of work, relaxing or (like my roommate and I) in need of a design intervention?

MORE ENTRYWAYS AND CURB APPEAL ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
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Easy and Affordable Curb Appeal Ideas!
Inspiration: Entryway Organization
Entryways for Any Apartment

Images: Adrienne Breaux

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