First impressions matter – especially when it comes to your home. Whoever you want to impress, whether it’s your family or neighbours in the street or potential home buyers, the outside of your property tells an honest story. Give it some care and attention as you do to your interiors and you’ll have kerb appeal like never before. We’ve put together some ideas, some which are large improvements and others which are small, so you can gradually boost your kerb appeal.
- Paint your front door
It really is amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do. A new colour or new effect can literally transform the entrance to your home, even if there was nothing wrong with the previous colour. It sounds like such a simple job but it really can make an impact – especially if you get brave with the colour. A bright coloured door can make your house stand out from the crowd. If your door is quite old and might not be able to be saved by a lick of paint, then you may want to think about replacing the front door altogether.
- Maintain the driveway and front garden
You could have the loveliest house and perfect finishing touches, but if your garden lets it down it changes everything. People have to walk through the garden or up the drive to enter the home, so make sure it’s well maintained. If the lawn is too difficult to keep tidy then pave over it. New garden paths and patios look great for years and years.
- Add depth with a door canopy
Door canopies are practical as well as being a decorative element to the outside of your property. A door canopy can really change the first impression of a home, and it isn’t too much work. It will also protect your front door from the elements and harsh winter weather.
- Garage door update
If you have a garage, make sure the outside is always clean and clear of rubbish and obstacles. An old garage can quickly look old fashioned as new builds are always upping the garage game. Why not treat your garage to a stylish update? A new garage door will definitely improve your kerb appeal, and you can decide on a different opening which is more functional for you and your family.
- Add greenery
Regardless of how small your front garden is, you can always add greenery to the outside of your home. A potted plant by the front door always improves the general appearance, or you could add window boxes in urban areas. Colourful bedding plants leading up to the door really brightens up the path.
Give these a try and we’re sure you’ll be the envy of your neighbours!