Improving Your Home's Kerb Appeal

Improving Your Home's Kerb Appeal
Improving Your Home's Kerb Appeal
Whether you're looking to sell your home or just make your property look the best on the street, here are some quick and easy ways to improve your home's kerb appeal.

Lighting

Outdoor lighting is both functional and aesthetic. Not only does it improve the appearance of your home's exterior, but it also brightens the entrance of your home, making it easier to view your front door from the street and enhancing security.

Porch lights, for example, make it easier to lock and unlock your front door without needing to scrabble around in the dark with keys and you can easily identify callers.

Adding outdoor garden lights to the front of your home will instantly give the property a cosier, homelier feel and bring some much-needed light during the darker, winter months.

Greenery

Adding Greenery to your garden
Adding Greenery to your garden
Front gardens and yards can make all the difference when it comes to kerb appeal. Unlike a back garden, which is typically hidden from view, a front garden is immediately visible to anyone walking or driving by so it must create the right first impression of your home.

The first step to sprucing up any outdoor space is to clear any weeds and take care of the lawn. Damaged or bare areas of grass can be patched with turf or sprinkled with lawn seed, and yellow grass can be treated to bring your lawn back to a luscious green colour.

If you have borders in your front garden, opt for hardy perennials that can survive tough UK winters and will flower every year, such as foxgloves, honeysuckle, wood anemone and primrose.

If not, you can introduce pops of colour with hanging baskets, window boxes and flowerpots. Or you might want to add a trellis around your front door and introduce climbing roses or clematis, which will look and smell beautiful when in bloom.

Clean

A thorough cleaning can make all the difference to your home's exterior. You can invest in or hire a jet wash to help you clean patios, pathways, and driveways, and sweep your entryway so it's free of debris like dead leaves and cobwebs. Cleaning the windows will also help bring more light into your home and improve its outward appearance.

New Doors

Your front door is one of the first things potential buyers see when viewing your home, whether online or in person. It's also the first thing that greets you when you get home every day, so its importance can't be overstated!

If your front door is looking a little tired or has seen better days, a good clean and a lick of paint can make a big difference. You could also replace the street number or invest in a door plate to make your home's name or number easily visible.

Alternatively, you might decide a whole new door is in order! When choosing your front door, consider materials, and whether your new door will match your home's windows and overall style. You'll also want to think about energy efficiency, particularly if your door is glazed, as well as security.

Colour is also a hugely important factor when it comes to front doors, and there's even evidence to suggest that the colour of your front door can impact your property's resale value!
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