Need help on curb appeal for California Ranch
I am a long time lurker to the GW forums, but this is my first post. My husband and I bought a somewhat run-down foreclosure a few years ago and are now facing possibly having to sell it because of a job transfer. We have fixed the house up to a style that suited us, but we are not sure if it is a universally appealing style. We are located in southern California in a neighborhood made up of primarily 1960's ranch homes and a few houses that have had second stories added. I am looking for suggestions on adding curb appeal. We repainted the house last year - pretty bold colors and we are considering repainting the body of the house to be a more neutral color, but keeping the trim the same color. We have also replaced the windows and added trim around them and replaced the front door. I would like to put plantings in the garden box under the left window and wonder if I should put in palms or similar plantings or stick to flowers.
Let me know if you have any suggestions on colors or other ways we could boost our curb appeal.