Whether you are looking to sell your home in the near future or else want to spend some of your valuable time and hard-earned money improving the exterior features of your home, you have come to the right place.
Continue reading to discover five of the best ways to increase the overall curb appeal of your property.
Replace Tired Outdoor Fixtures
One of the easiest and most affordable ways to improve the aesthetic appearance of your house is to either repair or replace outdoor fixtures such as your letterbox, the numbers on your front door, your garage door handles and your rubbish bins.
Using some Brasso on the handles and numbers seems like an insignificant detail, but when prospective buyers approach the front of your home, these are the things that will jump out at them.
Timber Window Frames
There is a myriad of benefits to updating your windows and doors to a solid and durable timber frame, not least the substantial increase in the property’s overall curb appeal.
With a modern spring loading system and the choice between single or double glazed, timber windows purchased from a reputable and respected retailer, such as timberwindows-direct.co.uk will add significant value to your property, reduce your energy bills as well as your personal carbon footprint and provide an attractive aesthetic which is incredibly low maintenance.
Outdoor lighting plays a huge role in creating atmosphere and setting the tone and feel of a property, particularly when intent on improving the curb appeal of your home.
Invest in security lights both at the front and back of the house, use perimeter lighting to line the driveway and if you have a porch, install an inside light that is visible from the outside.
Plants & Shrubs
Another incredibly effective and popular way to increase the curb appeal of your home is to spend time either yourself, or by hiring a professional, to landscape your front garden and drive.
These days, one of the things prospective property buyers look for is a drive which accommodates more than one vehicle and so it is important to present a well-kept and spacious driveway.
Pot plants either side of your front door or porch, as well as hanging baskets and shrubs framing the front lawn all contribute to a sense of homeliness and general care and will certainly make your home stand out from the other viewings your buyers have on their list.
Perhaps the most affordable suggestion on this list, but one that can make a serious improvement to the aesthetic appearance of a house is to hire or even invest in your own pressure washer and use it to thoroughly clean not only the drive and path, but also the brick walls.
Not only will pressure washing the front and back of your house increase curb appeal, but it will also serve to remove any unwanted marks and stains, lighten the overall color and tone of the drive and brickwork and clean all associated spaces.