Sprucing up the exterior of a home is often relatively low down on people’s lists of priorities. However, first impressions count, so putting some effort into the outside of your home can pay dividends. Whether you have recently moved into a new place, or are looking to up the resale value of your long-term home, here are some tips to increase the curb appeal of your building.
Driveways and Paths
The first thing you are likely to come across before even crossing the threshold into your home is a driveway or path. These can get dirty very quickly, so it is crucial to keep on top of their maintenance.
An easy and budget-friendly way of refreshing the entrance to your home is to use a pressure washer. You can pick these up relatively inexpensively or rent them if you like. Using a pressure washer will make light work of the dirt and grime that accumulates on paving, restoring its colour in a flash.
If your driveway needs a complete renovation, then consider hiring a specialist company for the task. Look for a company that will offer expert services to give the exterior of your home a facelift. Opting for a professional overhaul of your front drive can completely transform the exterior of your home.
The front door is where your home truly begins, so it makes sense to show it some love if it has become a bit dilapidated.
If your door is made from uPVC, then consider refreshing it with the help of a deep clean. Instead, if it is made from wood, then a fresh coat of paint can make a world of difference. When painting the doorframe, ensure you pick a colour that will complement the style of your home. Additionally, if you have gates, you can paint these the same colour to give your home a coordinated exterior.
Another great way to bring some character to your doorway is to add some foliage. Adding some vibrancy in the form of vegetation is a fast and low-budget way of improving curb appeal, but it is vital to pick the right ones for the job. When choosing, you should consider which planters will be durable enough to withstand the elements and which foliage will bring vibrancy to your home.
The path or the doorway are not the only elements that affect the curb appeal of a home. You can improve the impression your home makes by taking care of the windows. Whether it’s a deep clean on uPVC frames or a lick of durable exterior paint for wooden ones, refreshing the windows can make a massive difference.
Additionally, keeping the glass spotless and updating the blinds or curtains will make a better impression on guests and those who pass.
In summary, improving the curb appeal of your home need not be painful or expensive. If you have the budget for it, then paying for professional renovations can be an effective way to update the exterior of your house, but taking the time to clean, paint and decorate outdoor features is beneficial nonetheless.