Whether selling your home or just wanting to keep up with the neighbours. Your curb appeal can be the first thing that cements the first impression of your home. However, many of us don’t take advantage of this situation, especially when you are selling.
But, just like we do with people when we meet them for the first time, we can make snap judgements from the way something looks. Your home is no different. With that in mind, I thought it would be a great time to discuss some of the ways you can improve your curb appeal.
Think about your front garden or yard
When someone comes and looks at your home, one of the first things they can be faced with is the garden or yard. So if this appears untidy, then that could be giving a wrong impression. If there are things that need tidying away, or flowerbeds that need weeding then make sure you get this done.
Another thing to consider will be if you need to maintain your lawn area. This might mean cutting it and trimming it to neaten the edges. You may also want to consider a lawn treatment to make your garden look more healthy and vibrant.
Think about your driveway appearance and garage
Your next port of call will be the driveway if you have one, and your garage. Again this can become untidy with leaves and debris amongst other things. Make sure you give it a good tidy. But it isn’t just about that. You may also notice that the driveway isn’t in the best condition, perhaps concrete has begun to crack, or it’s looking worn.
If this is the case, you may want to consider Resin Bound Driveways. Your garage may also be letting your home down. Especially if the paint is beginning to wear off or crack. So a great idea would be to give it a new lease of life by repainting it. You won’t believe the difference it could make to the overall look of your home.
Think about your windows and doors
Another area to think about would be the windows and doors. One main obvious point would be to make sure the windows are clean. Dirty windows can appear cloudy and grubby, which can give a bad impression of your home. If you can’t clean them yourself, then try and get someone in to do it for you.
Many window cleaners have routes they stick to and will be more than happy to add you to their round. Some cleaning companies also offer the service. Your door as well may need a little attention if you have repainted your garage you may want to consider painting the door to match.
Think about your home’s general appearance
Lastly, take a look at your home and consider if anything else needs your attention. Does the roof look in good condition? Are there any painted areas on your exterior that need re-doing? Perhaps the brickwork or stone needs some attention. This is where a professional pointer could make a huge difference to the home’s look.
I hope this helps you improve your home’s curb appeal.