• One Health
  • Pain Management
  • Oncology
  • Anesthesia
  • Geriatric & Palliative Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Poultry Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Dermatology
  • Theriogenology
  • Nutrition
  • Animal Welfare
  • Radiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Small Ruminant
  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Feline Medicine
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Urology/Nephrology
  • Avian & Exotic
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Anesthesiology & Pain Management
  • Integrative & Holistic Medicine
  • Food Animals
  • Behavior
  • Zoo Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Orthopedics
  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Equine Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pediatrics
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Shelter Medicine
  • Parasitology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Virtual Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Epidemiology
  • Fish Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Livestock
  • Endocrinology

Quick-fix outdoor checklist

Article

Use this list to boost your practice's curb appeal.

When clients drive by your practice at 60 mph, they have only a split second to develop an opinion. When they pull into your lot at 10 mph, they see another level of detail, says Mark Hafen, AIA. And when they're walking to your building at 3 mph, their visual acuity is even stronger. Your building has to work on all those different levels. Here's a quick look at steps you can take to make the outside of your practice shine:

  • Clean windows inside and out regularly.

  • Power-wash walls, paths, and porches.

  • Clean your gutters.

  • Hide your trash and recycling containers.

  • Sculpt your landscaping.

  • Paint any walls and structures that are faded or peeling.

  • Repave cracked sidewalks.

  • Re-stripe the parking lot.

  • Rebuild your porch.

  • Paint your door and replace the door handle.

  • Create a focal point at your entry, such as a water feature, pergola, or sculpture.
Related Videos
Innovators
Senior Bernese Mountain dog
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.