Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get into the spirit and add some Halloween decor to your front yard. If you need a break from your normal curb appeal and want to spook things up a bit, read our 5 tips on how you can create spooky curb appeal for your home.

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Whether you’re looking at selling your house, renting it out, or just wanting to spruce up a little, it’s easy to find suggestions on improving your curb appeal. However, most of those ideas are tired and played out. For example, you know you need to mow your lawn! You know that having a pretty mailbox will get attention. Yes, those leaves piling up in the gutters can go. But what about beyond that? When you’ve straightened and mowed and spruced and cleaned the gutters and you still need that one last thing?

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Your patio is the perfect spot to relax, unwind, and spend time with family and friends outdoors. But what happens when it’s raining or if the sun is shining directly on your outdoor furniture? Inclement weather conditions can make hanging out on your patio less-than-enjoyable, so how do you combat this? Patio sunshades: an effective, versatile, and cost-effective way to block out harsh weather so you can enjoy your outdoor space, no matter what season!

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Give your home the attention it deserves. Whether you are hoping for the coveted “Yard of The Month” sign from your homeowners association, trying to impress the neighbors, or attempting to attract potential buyers, curb appeal is important.

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Outdoor spaces have increased in value and appreciation, and now they are getting a decor of their own. With the increase in outdoor kitchens, we see the increase of outdoor spaces that really need as much care as the indoor ones. If your outdoor space is screened in or otherwise protected, you really could use some shades. 

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© Weather Queen Shades

If you’re lucky enough to have a home with a screen porch, you already know how enjoyable it is to spend an evening with friends or family in a space that feels like the outdoors, minus the annoyance of swatting insects or fleeing a sudden shower. Having a roof over your head makes it possible to enjoy a warm summer day without an overhead assault from the sun, yet still be privy to the occasional cool breeze through the screens. Being able to block sun streaming in through the screens would be nice, but you’ve hesitated to hang indoor shades or blinds for fear that your investment will be ruined by the weather over time. Dust, dirt and pollen are another problem, since screens are very effective at keeping the bugs out, but not so effective at blocking tiny particles of dust and dirt on a breezy day. Shades could also solve that problem and keep your screen porch and its furnishings cleaner as well.

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While you could figure that patio sunshades aren’t really necessary, you’d be surprised at just how many benefits they offer. Today’s patio sunshades are also less of a hassle to operate with cordless and wire-guided designs. You’ll never struggle with stuck blinds and frustrating cords again. Here are some great reasons to consider making patio sunshades your next home improvement.

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