curb appeal


Definition of curb appeal

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

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Your roof creates up to 40% of your home’s curb appeal and boosts resale value. Good Housekeeping, "GH Seal Spotlight: GAF Roofing," 5 Apr. 2019 Clean the exterior The first step to achieving great curb appeal is to start with a clean house. Ap Mcclatchy, The Mercury News, "Angie’s List: How to improve your curb appeal," 3 June 2019 Juliana Huff, a 27-year-old interior designer who grew up in Alamo Heights, likewise loves West Euclid’s older curb appeal. San Antonio Express-News, "Subscribe to the San Antonio Express-News," 3 Jan. 2015 With vast open floor plans, high glass windows, and extensive curb appeal, this California find is a diamond in the rough. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "The Stunning Mansion Featured in ‘La La Land’ is Now For Sale," 10 May 2019 Boost your home’s curb appeal, resale value, and energy efficiency by upgrading your windows to this GH Seal star. Good Housekeeping, "GH Seal Spotlight: Earthwise Windows," 5 Apr. 2019 What's on the outside definitely matters to anyone on the lookout to purchase their dream home, especially one particular aspect of the ever-important curb appeal. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "You’ll Never Guess The Number One Thing Buyers Look For When Purchasing a Home," 9 Apr. 2019 Before, this 160-year-old Italianate Victorian home had a ho-hum gray shell which provided little curb appeal. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "A Modern-Classic Mix Brings This Revamped Victorian to Life," 2 Sep. 2015 But just like the rest of Hotel Joaquin, its curb appeal is backed up by soul. Andrea Bennett, Condé Nast Traveler, "First Look: Hotel Joaquin in Laguna Beach, California," 30 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of curb appeal

1975, in the meaning defined above

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