As we all know, first impressions can count for a lot in life. Although they don’t paint the full picture of a property, they can shape how people feel about your home upon arrival.
Having a property that looks lovely from the pavement can feel great. It makes living there even nicer when you arrive back home to the gorgeous sight of your own front door. Even better, when guests or future buyers arrive, they’ll immediately be taken with how good your house looks from the outside.
Here’s how you can enhance the kerb appeal of your own home and create your ideal home exterior that welcomes you back every time.
Repainting doors and features
Your front door is one of the most striking things about the exterior of your house. It is the portal into your home, and it needs to look as inviting as possible.
Stripping off old, flaky paint and giving your front door a fresh coat in a colour that suits you will make your home much more presentable.
The same applies to any painted features on the exterior of your home, as damaged paint can make your house look old and neglected.
Renewing your letterbox
If you have an external letterbox for your property, make sure it’s in good working order and looks the part.
Sometimes the hinged door can become damaged or come off completely from being jammed full of parcels and post. It can be better to replace your letterbox completely if this is the case.
Matching the colour of your letterbox to the other outer features of your home can create a cohesive aesthetic and add extra appeal.
Replacing old wood
When you have a front garden or yard outside your house, you may have fence panels or furniture to help make the space feel more practical.
Damaged or rotten wood can detract from this feeling, making our outdoor space feel unused or – even worse – unusable.
Bringing in replacement fence panels or pieces of furniture to make everything more presentable is essential now that outdoor space is seen as a premium property feature.
Redoing your driveway
One of the first features of your home that guests will likely interact with is your driveway.
Whether they’re arriving by car or wandering down it, they’ll pick up on potholes or damaged areas before they get to your front door.
Refreshing your driveway and adding in driveway kerb or edging can add some extra appeal to your home whilst also being smoother to drive over.
Regularly cleaning your windows
Dirty windows can make your home less appealing from both the outside and inside, with streaks and dust being much more visible on sunny days.
Giving your windows a wash where possible will add a little sparkle from the exterior and allow sunshine to fill the inside your home unimpeded.
Hiring a local window cleaner can help you to deal with dirty skylights or windows which are too high up to handle yourself.
These five tips can help you to make your home look as stunning from the kerb as possible. Whether you’re trying to add some extra value to your home or simply make it a nicer place to live, giving the exterior of your home a full refresh can make it look like an entirely new home!