How to Improve my Homes Kerb Appeal

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First impressions are important, so if you are planning on putting your home up for sale, it is essential that it has kerb appeal.

The front exterior of your home, along with the front garden or driveway is what you can use to give your property’s kerb appeal a boost. “These improvements do not need to be costly or involve any major building works” says expert timber, building and fencing supplier Lawsons.

Read on for their top tips on how to improve your home’s kerb appeal…

Focus on the Door

A great place to start is by ensuring your front door is welcoming and well maintained. You could give your door a clean-up or a fresh coat of paint. You could also steer clear of the typical and boring door colours and opt for something with a little bit more brightness. Consider a blue door or a red door. Those colours add style without being too loud.

Another great thing to do is to add some shiny new door numbers. Numbers that are visible from the street are key. Also, consider changing any dingy light bulbs or light fixtures. These key aspects will help frame the door and make it all the more welcoming.

Move on to the Driveway

Do you have a driveway? A driveway is an important asset to any home and can be a key selling feature. It can also help to add kerb appeal and security to your home.

It is important to carefully consider your driveway material. There are a number of options available, each depending on your priorities and preferences. A brick or paved driveway gives you many colour and pattern options and requires little maintenance. It will also last considerably longer than a gravel driveway. Paved driveways simply require cleaning every so often; however with gravel you will need to continually top up the materials, as they are easily displaced when walked or parked upon.

Keep it Clean

If you already have a driveway, you can give it a new lease of life using a pressure washer. Clean away any dirt or mould that may have built up and you will surprised by its transformation. The same applies to patios and decking.

You can also maximise the appeal of your home by giving your fences, gates and railings a new coat of paint or varnish, trimming back hedges and planting new flowers along pathways.

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