The way your home looks on the street or road you reside in can be a hot topic of conversation amongst your neighbours. If everyone else does their part and your house happens to be the one letting the side down, you are sure to hear about it. Whether you plan to sell your home or even your neighbours plan to sell theirs, the street look has just as much sway as the property itself. It is the first thing people see. So I wanted to share with you some of the best ways you can improve your homes kerb appeal.
Could investment in your driveway help?
Often when it comes to your home, a driveway is a big element of it, wouldn’t you agree? It can take up a big surface area of the front of your home, and so investment in this area could be a great way to improve how your house looks. A quick consideration into something like driveway paving could be more affordable than you think and could potentially add some value to the property value of your own house. It could be a great decision, and practical at the same time. What isn’t to love?
Could your frontage do with some work?
The front of your property is often what is looked at first. So you may want to take some time to note down some of the areas you could improve upon. The eyes of your home are the windows, and often this can really make your home look run down if they haven’t been changed in a while. New windows and doors not only look great, but they also have great ways to help you save on energy as more new fittings are energy efficient. A win win situation. Other areas to look at would be things like your gutters and if your home is general good repair in regards to brickwork, cladding or plaster.
What about your garden?
The front garden can also be a big way that you let the side down, especially if it looks typically overgrown and uncared for. Even simple things like tidying away fallen leaves, mowing the lawn and adding some plants to flower beds can make a huge difference to your homes kerb appeal. A little effort can go a real long way to improving how your home looks on the outside.
Would a simple tidy up be suffice?
Finally, your home may already be looking the part, but if it looks untidy, then that can be the way it won’t look its best. AA simple tidy up could be clearing out things like the gutters. Weeding the flowerbeds or repairing fencing and gates. Maybe brushing the driveway or putting away things in your garage or shed. Simple things can make the biggest of differences to your home, especially when it comes to the exterior. Often these things just cost your time and effort.
I hope that this has inspired you to consider improving your homes kerb appeal.