In the world of landscaping, we like to use a little adage that goes something like “a business is only as inviting as the curb outside.” In other words, without eye-catching elements and impeccable landscaping outside your building, passersby won’t be enticed to stop in. Need a little help dressing up your office’s exterior? Here are a few ways to increase the curb appeal of your commercial building:

outdoor bench

  1. Create a welcoming outside seating area.

Nothing says “we like our guests” better than a pleasant place where they can take a breather. Installing a few steel benches, stone seats or picnic tables can go a long way. Not only are seats functional for your business’s guests and employees, but they create the illusion of a place where the community would like to gather.

  1. Ditch or dress up the garbage cans.

Believe it or not, the appearance of a business’s outdoor garbage cans can make or break its curb appeal. Are your trash bins stained, damaged or just overall grimy? It’s either time to upgrade or at least tuck them away in a less conspicuous area. We recommend having a bit of fun with your trash cans – hire a local artist to decorate the receptacles with a mural, plant flowers around the edge of the trash can opening, or cover the outside of the bin with a building material that matches the rest of your landscaping.

bike rack

  1. Install bike racks.

Want to show passers-by that you support the bike-friendly culture of northern Colorado? Install a couple of bike racks! Not only do they demonstrate your environmentally friendly side, but they also provide another excellent opportunity to be creative with your external appearance. Here are a couple rad bike rack designs we found around the Internet:

*Photo sources: gearjunkie.com and boltbrotherscycles.com

Brick retaining wall at University of Northern Colorado

  1. Plant large garden areas.

Everyone loves to see a little color, especially during springtime. Carve out some sections of your business’s landscape for flowers, trees and other plants that add a special visual pop. Need a little help revamping the garden areas? Your boys at All Terrain can get the job done!

  1. Dazzle with outdoor lighting.

Exterior lighting is a great way to catch the attention of onlookers and boost the building’s overall appeal.

These are just a few of many curb appeal boosters that can transform your office building from prison to paradise. Need a hand embellishing your commercial building? Give All Terrain a call at 970-304-1183.

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