When it comes to selling your home, curb appeal is vital. Even if you’re not selling, itis good to return to a beautiful looking home at the end of a busy day. Is the exterior of your home looking a little tired or uninspiring? If so, here are some handy hints to make your home the most attractive house on the block.
Get your gardening gloves on
If you’re lucky enough to have a front garden, get the most out of it. Get those gardening gloves on and do some weeding and planting. Mow the lawn and add some color and interest. Scatter planters around, and give the fence a coat of paint. Let the garden set the tone for the rest of the house. If you’ve gone for shabby chic or country style interiors, why not fill flower beds with wildflowers? If you’ve got a modern minimalist home, make gravel areas more exciting with a water feature or potted olive trees.
Paint your front door
Has your front door been the same shade for years? Is the paint chipping off or looking dull or faded? If so, why not give your door a new lease of life with a lick of paint? Change the color, or simply refresh the current look with an extra layer of paint and a gloss topcoat. You’ll be amazed at what a difference a 5-minute job can make. Once you’ve finished painting, add a new knocker or create a personalized name plaque.
Replace old or damaged garage doors
If you have old or damaged garden doors, they can be an eyesore. Brand new doors will make all the difference. Go for a modern design for a new house or something more traditional for an older home. Check out garage doors from WA Roller Doors for inspiration.
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Tidy up the driveway
If your driveway has become a dumping ground, it’s time to declutter and tidy up. Maximize the space you have available, removed weeds, and get your jet washer out. Scatter some filled planters or potted trees to make the area more aesthetically pleasing and hide trash cans around the side of the house.
Refresh the paintwork
If you have a whitewashed or colored house, your paintwork will need refreshing from time to time. The elements can take their toll, leaving the house looking dirty and drab. Painting the exterior of your home can be a big job, so you may wish to contact local painting firms. If you have a brick house, you may still need to add a coat of paint or varnish to wooden window frames and cladding.
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Many of us focus our attentions on making the interior of your homes look stunning. But the exterior is also important, especially if you plan to sell soon. You can make your home look beautiful from the outside without spending a lot of money or embarking on a major renovation. Add some color with flowers and plants. Give window frames, doors and exterior facades a coat of paint. Repair damaged fencing and replace old or broken garage doors. Tidy up the driveway and make your home appear more welcoming with some personal touches. Hang some flowers on the porch, change the color of the front door, or buy a new name plaque.