One of the easiest ways to upgrade the exterior look of your home--even if it is a dreary basement apartment--is to replace your address numbers. It's a modest investment that pays off. I mean, did you know that the picture at left was actually taken in front of a bus shelter?
Actually, that's a lie. The photo is from DWR's website, but you get the idea (and we don't really know that it WASN'T taken before a bus station, right?). Numbers, stylish mailboxes and perhaps some creative topiary, are tiny things you can easily change for a splashier impact.