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Tips to Improve the Kerb Appeal of Your Property

The way you present your home to the outside world can speak volumes about your taste, style, and overall outlook towards life. When selling your home, this can make the difference between a good offer and no offer. 

The first glimpse of your property will be looking at the front façade from the outside. It’s the first impression for visitors, passers-by, and potential buyers, which is critical. 

The outside of your home will help people to form an opinion of what they will find inside, so if you don’t take care of it and make it look smart and presentable, they won’t even want to view your property. 

Here we look at several ways to improve the kerb appeal of your property: 


Refresh the front entrance 

The front door is often the focal point of a home’s façade. It sets the tone for the rest of the property and can significantly impact. You can completely change the look by replacing or repainting your front door. Invest in some hanging baskets next to the front door in spring and summer – and consider a dried flower wreath. If you’re repainting, don’t forget about the door furniture. You can replace it reasonably cheaply to smarten it up without having the expense of a new front door. Try not to choose an off-putting colour, such as bright or unusual colours. 


Invest in Landscaping 

A well-maintained garden, even if small, can enhance the kerb appeal of your property in several ways. Investing in beautiful, low-maintenance plants, such as perennials, shrubs, vines, and groundcovers, can help create a lush and welcoming landscape year-round. Add some outdoor features, such as a garden bench, statue, or fountain, to add interest and character. Also, clear the path from any weeds and debris so there is a welcoming walkway up to the front door. 


Repaint the exterior 

The façade of a house can start looking dull and faded due to weather-related issues and age. Repainting the exterior walls and windows can refresh your property’s look and curb appeal. Besides, a fresh coat of paint can add value to your home and protect it from exterior damage. If you have pebbledash, try to have this professionally cleaned to remove stains or yellowing that can appear over time. 


Upgrade the lighting 

Outdoor lighting can be a great way to add visual interest and accentuate the architectural details of your home. Adding spotlights, pathway lights, or other decorative lighting can create a welcoming ambience and make your property look more attractive in the evenings. 


Clear out the clutter 

A cluttered and unkempt exterior can degrade your home’s kerb appeal, no matter how good the structure and design are. Ensure you clear out any debris, dead leaves, or trash collected around the house and the garden. You may also want to trim the hedges, cut the grass, and weed the garden to keep it neat. 


Improve security 

One of the things that potential buyers will look for is security. They want to know that the property they are buying is safe and secure for their family or tenants. If you have any fencing and gates surrounding the property, ensure they are in good condition. Also, add security lights and CCTV reasonably inexpensively. If you have an old house alarm, consider replacing this too. 


Your home’s kerb appeal is crucial to your perceived value, resale price, and overall living experience. By following these five tips and investing time, effort, and resources into improving the exterior look of your property, you can make a striking impression and create a beautiful and welcoming home everyone will love. After all, who doesn’t want their property to look its best? 

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