5 methods for improving your kerb appeal

Added on 17 June 2016

Looking to sell your home and wanting to give the best first impression possible? Maybe you just feel like freshening up the exterior of your home. Either way, we’ve got a great guide for you on improving your kerb appeal.

1. The Front Door

The front door is one of the most notable features of your property’s exterior and when done right, it can really make your home stand out from the crowd. You can put as much effort into this as you’d like depending on the amount of time you have and your budget. You could do as little as giving it a good clean and polish or you could go all out and give it a fresh new coat of paint and even add a custom house number to give it a more unique touch.

2. The Driveway

If you’ve been living in your current home for a while, there’s a good chance your driveway has seen better days. Over time, through natural wear and tear there is bound to be a crack or two, maybe an oil stain or even some weeds beginning to sprout through. Again, this fix is dependent on time and budget, but at the very least you can spend some time pulling out weeds. If you to give it a new lease of life, then give it a thorough clean with a washer and look at replacing some of the slabs as it can make a considerable difference.

3. The Fences and Gates

If your property doesn’t currently have a low fence then maybe consider having one installed, as not only does it give your property more definition, but it can also really separate your home from the main street making it feel a little more private.

If you already have a fence or gate to your property, it's worth touching up the paint and metal work to freshen it up a bit. Also, if the gate to your property squeaks, fix it, immediately. You don’t want any potential buyer’s first interaction with your house to be with something they need to add to their job list.

4. The Garden

Having some greenery strategically placed out front is a must. At a minimum, you need to make sure the grass and hedges in the front and back are trimmed and neatened regularly and that any weeds are killed and pulled up. To go the extra mile you can plant some flowers and fix any brickwork on the border of your garden.

If you do not have a front garden, it’s still worth buying some greenery like hanging baskets or potted plants.

5. The Features

Another way to make your exterior stand out is by adding a feature or two. You don’t have to go too crazy and start trimming hedges in to the shape of animals, but adding a unique item to give it character can go a long way. These features can be quite varied and you can be as creative as you like, from bird baths to sculptures to landscape lighting, features like these can give the home some real personality.

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