curb appeal


: the visual attractiveness of a house as seen from the street

Examples of curb appeal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Giani Wood Look Paint Kit $49.95 Maximize your home's curb appeal by painting your front door with this Giani Wood Look Paint Kit. Nora Colomer, Fox News, 8 Mar. 2024 Pictured above, the entirety of the Birmingham, Alabama, home—including the brick surround that wraps the front door—is coated in the classic shade, lending the exterior curb appeal with staying power. Grace Haynes, Southern Living, 13 Mar. 2024 Million-dollar listings in the greater Louisville area typically feature an abundance of rooms, high-end finishes, and plenty of curb appeal. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, 14 Mar. 2024 For maximum curb appeal, update your front door by installing a new handle and lock and give your door a coat of fresh paint. Nora Colomer, Fox News, 8 Mar. 2024 Step up your curb appeal with the Step2 Mailmaster Hudson Mailbox, a durable, weather-resistant polymer mailbox that includes recessed panels, crown and cove moldings, and an outgoing mail flag. Samantha S. Thorpe, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Mar. 2024 Plus, the design is much more aesthetically pleasing than other utilitarian lights, helping to improve the curb appeal of your home. Camryn Rabideau, Peoplemag, 19 Jan. 2024 This is a time when curb appeal is majorly important, and certain features of your home and yard are highly visible to agents, potential buyers, and inspectors. Kristine Gill, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 June 2023 Experts will showcase products and dole out advice on topics ranging from curb appeal to interior decorating to major remodeling. Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of curb appeal was in 1975

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“Curb appeal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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