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Articles by: Cassie McDowell

Why You Should Use an Exterior Designer

Beautiful homes don’t happen by accident! They are carefully explored, planned, and designed by professionals. Hiring a home exterior designer is a smart decision. Your home is likely your largest investment, so it’s time to make it the best it can be! Maybe you need a partner because you have no idea where to even ...

10 Inspiring Ideas to Create Front Porch Curb Appeal

Creating a beautiful home exterior doesn’t  happen by accident. Here are 10 inspiring ideas create front porch curb appeal. We often worry ourselves about what the interior of our homes look like and rightly so. Who wants to live in a house that doesn’t flow well or doesn’t reflect their personality or design choices? As ...

9 Ways to Master Container Gardening

Container gardening is a great way to enhance your curb appeal and life without a landscape design or a large garden space. We’ve come up with 9 ways to master container gardening. If you’re limited to a small yard, home balcony, or minimal sunshine then container gardening may be the best bet for you! Not ...

How to Transform Your Home With Windows and Doors

How to Transform Your Home With Windows and Doors When a reputable company, such as Marvin, asks to interview you for their blog, you say YES! See what Marvin has to say and why the correct windows and doors are huge for curb appeal. Two sisters are helping homeowners transform their current house into the ...

Everything You Need to Know About Shutters

Are you thinking shutters? Be sure you have everything you need to know about shutters before making a decision that could make or break your home’s appearance from the street. Generally, I think people can look at their home (or neighbor’s home) and know something isn’t quite right.  You may not know what it is, ...

Want Curb Appeal? Try a Colorful Front Door

Are you looking for an easy curb appeal game changer?  Try a colorful front door. Without a doubt, painting or replacing your front door is the number one bang for your buck and could really make your home stand out in 2020. Not only is it a fix for curb appeal but also over 100%  ...

12 Great Reasons to Paint Your Door Black

Black front doors… what’s not to love? They’re beautiful, sophisticated, modern, and scream I’m ready for visitors. They may seem old as time, but we’ve come up with 12 great reasons to paint your front door black. Black doors work well on all styles of homes: traditional colonial, Tudor, craftsman, bungalow, modern, or contemporary. If ...