For a business owner, architect or developer creating a lasting impression is important when imagining the exterior of a business. The shape and size of a building and its paint color are important but even if you are working with an old building or cannot renovate you can still do a lot with exterior structures and architectural touches.
Small Touches Have A Big Impact
Have you ever heard the saying "don't sweat the small stuff?" Well in this case, ignore it. Small exterior details can be crucial at establishing your business because that's the first impression any prospective customer or client will ever have. Small items like lanterns, posts, mailboxes, window boxes and planters can help create an inviting and classic look without a ton of effort. Planters with flowers or greens flanking an entryway or a beautiful lantern post right out front can give a great boost to your business' curb appeal.
To make a bigger impact add a larger structure to the exterior of your business. A great investment is an attached or freestanding pergola. This kind of structure creates an exterior space to relax under or a covering to a walk or entryway that is sturdy, refined and long-lasting. Walpole pergolas are crafted in the finest cedar or wood alternative material AZEK, a material that looks and feels like wood but will not rot, split or chip and requires no-maintenance. Another option is to add something smaller but impactful like a beautiful arbor to add interest to an entryway or a trellis above doorways and windows.
Create A Border
Fencing has more power than establishing privacy - it can also be a big factor in increasing curb appeal. A smart, clean, classic fence establishes structure to the exterior of a building and defines the space. The clean lines with posts and pickets add to the positive perception you are trying to create for your prospective clients. Add a unique or eye catching gate or pillars and you can have an enviable entry.