If you are looking to sell your property anytime in the near future or simply want a home that stands out from the crowd, then you need to work on its curb appeal. First impressions are so important. Curb appeal is all about making your house look attractive from the outside. Sometimes when we are in the hustle and bristle of sorting out the home decor, the exterior plays second fiddle, but this is a mistake. The first thing anyone sees is the front exterior, and if you want to wow, then that is where you need to start. So, let’s look at a few ways you can increase your home’s curb appeal.
The front door and the garage door say a lot about the home and its owner. If you are looking for a speedy way to jazz up the outside, a brand-new front door could work for you. Even painting the existing one could be an option if it is in good condition. If your garage door has seen better days, then why not get a local garage door service. Remember, these are two of the first things any potential buyer will see, so it helps if they look up to scratch.
One quick and easy way to give the exterior a bit of luster is to buy some potted plants. Have these placed on either side of the door and down the steps, if you have any, in a symmetrical two-by-two pattern. Or if symmetry isn’t for you, why not try pots on one side or odd-sized pots? Potted plants can also be used down any paths or along borders. You can go a bright and bold as you like. Whatever suits your tastes. The beauty of pattern plants is that they are pretty easy to take care of. Just remember to water them when summer comes around.
Paving and Paths
You have to ensure that any paths and paving is up to scratch. Maybe all you need is a good clean with a pressure washer along with a lot of weed killer to sort it out. Or maybe you need to replace broken brickwork or patio slabs. Take an honest look and work out exactly what needs to be done. If you have a large front garden and no real path to speak of, perhaps this is a worthwhile investment.
Beautiful, well-kept grass outside someone’s house always looks great. All the borders cut to perfection with a uniform green throughout makes anyone think that this is a person who cares. It shows dedication which you can only assume is mirrored in eh interior. All greatest pluses, however, grass can make or break the exterior. It takes work. You may need to returf, weed often, and buy a lot of grass seed, as well as trim and mow as often as it needs it. But if you can pull it off, a front garden can really work in your favor.
Over time gravel areas tend to dwindle away, becoming more and more sparse and sorry for themselves. If you have any grave areas, then you need to invest in rehashing them. If you can’t find the same stone, then you can go with a similar-looking stone and ensure you mix it in uniformly.
Cleaning your windows seems pretty obvious, but when was the last time you did it? You’d be amazed how much dirt and grime windows attract, especially if you are close to a road. Cleaning the windows can bring that sparkle back. You may want to place things on the windowsills inside so they can be seen from the curb. This can be a nice touch if done well.
Paint is a marvel and can really brighten up the exterior of any home. Perhaps you need to repaint the entire walls due to peeling paintwork, as well as repainting the window sills, steps, borders, and anything else that you have out there. You could choose the paint your home in the same colors as you had previously, or you could experiment with something else. The best advice is to look at homes similar to yours and find something that you would like to try. Remember, you will need different types of pain for different surfaces. If you are painting on brickwork or rendering, for example, then you will need some sort of masonry paint. You’ll also want a good exterior wood paint. The last thing you need is anything that will run when it rains.