Curb Appeal: How To Create
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 6.0
Credit Value: 0.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2018
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Interior Decorating - Workshop, Visual Design Interior Decorat, Visual Design Introductory
Program Coordinator(s): Leasa Wright
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20180904_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This workshop complements the offerings in the Visual Design - Interior Decorating Program.

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Are you thinking of selling your home? Not sure how appealing your curb appeal is? Learn tips to create greater curb appeal for your house and in the process, help to attract potential home buyers.

Program Context

Interior Decorating - Workshop Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This course is part of the Interior Decorating - Workshops program.

Visual Design Interior Decorat Program Coordinator(s): Leasa Wright
While not part of the Recognition of Achievement, this is a helpful workshop for students in the design industry.

Visual Design Introductory Program Coordinator(s): N/A
While not part of the Recognition of Achievement, this is a helpful workshop for students in the design industry.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to design basic curb side appeal through recognition of the importance of front facade, house face makeovers, and independent budgets.
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Identify basic steps to facilitate a home makeover.
  2. Create eye-catching focal points for outdoor curb appeal.
  3. Design a "house face" makeover to promote best features of individual homes.
  4. Utilize basic design elements to facilitate curb appeal.
  5. Coordinate upgrades to the front facade of a house to ensure fast selling potential.
  6. Distinguish which front facade upgrades to consider and where.
  7. Recognize which basic curb appeal methods to avoud and when.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Pass / Fail100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Students receive a mark of satisfactory upon completion of this course.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Communication Skills - Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

  • Not Eligible for PLAR

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: In-Class
Professor: Multiple Professors
Resource(s): N/A
Applicable student group(s): Continuing and Professional Studies
Course Details:

Students can expect the workshop to contain:

Curb Appeal Or House Face Makeover

  • The impact of curb appeal, based on time and budget 
  • Discuss basic steps under $500 CAN to achieve curb appeal 
  • How to add symmetry and harmony to home exterior
  • When and where to update finishes and hardware for optimal selling potential 
  • When and where to update light fixtures to add additional lighting
  • How to create a focal point at the front of the house 
  • Seasonal Decor - where to use for optimal results 

Advanced Curb Appeal Discussion

  • The impact of front facade of the house and how to know when to upgrade
  • Discuss options to upgrade front facade, including:
    • Painting
    • Brink Limewash 
    • Stone Veneers 
    • Stonework 
    • Stucco Mouldings 
    • Lumber Additions 
    • Landscaping 
  • Discussion on what to avoid 

Additional Online Techniques

  • Discover how to transfer your home exterior at the click of a mouse 
  • Other online additional links and references to be discussed 

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

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Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.

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