Nothing ruins curb appeal faster than an exposed and ugly foundation. It’s also a surprisingly easy problem to solve with a little bit of creativity and some hard work. Here are a few ideas you can use to cover your home’s foundation and boost its curb appeal!
There are lots of designs, styles, and colors that you can choose for your stone panels, so make sure that it’s a pattern that you love and goes well with your paint job. Accent the stones with bright flowers and some awesome landscaping!
This is a risky idea because you need a color that matches the rest of your home and have it look fun and spunky instead of sloppy and awkward. If you’re the daring type, or you like to stand out from the crowd, then give this idea a shot!
A little bit of flower power has never hurt anyone’s yard or home! Plant some flowers in front of your home’s exposed foundations to distract any wandering eyes! Choose flowers that will grow to the height you need, depending on how much foundation shows.
Like the other ideas, make sure your home would look good with a spread of gravel or stone around its foundation before you go and buy truckloads of it. There are lots of different stones you can choose from and even different types of gravel that may look better with your house than others.
This is a great idea if a lot of your foundation is exposed. Bushes can grow relatively large without anyone thinking it looks weird or strange. Also, bushes are a great option if you have a green thumb!
Stucco is a good, simple, and pretty classy way of covering up your home’s foundation without having to take any extreme measures. Make sure the stucco is a color you like and that will complement the rest of your home and outside decorations.
This idea generally works best with a porch or deck, but that isn’t necessary. Also, make sure to choose great colors and find places to plant or arrange flowers that will bring out the best features of the lattice.
If your exposed foundation isn’t very large, then consider using bark. It’s not as expensive as some of the other options and it can go really well with lots of colors on your home or in your garden!
Lots of homes look great with a nice trimming of river rocks. They are a great accent to lots of colors and aren’t terribly expensive to buy and maintain.
Veneer stones are a great choice for covering exposed foundation because they’re not only simple to apply but they provide a sharp, classy look. Veneer stones come in numerous styles and designs so it’s only a matter of finding one you like and getting to work!