curb appeal

noun

Definition of 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 Classic designs resemble adult furniture and have elegant curb appeal. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, "The best kids’ desk and chair set," 23 Dec. 2020 Farmhouse curb appeal is front and center with metal roof accents, a wide front porch and plenty of windows. Star Tribune, "Home plan: Large farmhouse goes with the flow," 27 Nov. 2020 Outside, wood accents, painted brick and large windows give stylish curb appeal. Star Tribune, "Home plan: Modern farmhouse has stylish curb appeal," 11 Dec. 2020 Loecke and Nixon love this steel mailbox with lock ($78) as a way to add instant curb appeal to your home. Washington Post, "Shopping with the pros: The Madcap Cottage team chooses favorites from Terrain," 19 Nov. 2020 On the outside, mixed siding delivers depth, while a small front porch shows off curb appeal. Star Tribune, "Home plan: Seamless flow makes for easy living," 20 Nov. 2020 Simply add a bow, and your holiday curb appeal will go way, way up. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "17 of the prettiest, merriest holiday wreaths you can buy right now," 17 Nov. 2020 Stylish curb appeal meets a relaxed, modern layout in this striking home. Star Tribune, "Home plan: Relaxed and roomy with country charm," 6 Nov. 2020 In front, lattice windows and a purple front door provide some curb appeal. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Gene Simmons is selling his Beverly Hills mansion," 31 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of curb appeal

1975, in the meaning defined above

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27 Dec 2020

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“Curb appeal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curb%20appeal. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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