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Kerb appeal: what is it, and what does it mean for you? Simply put, your kerb appeal is how your home or property looks from the road, i.e. from standing on the kerb. If you’re looking at selling up, then it’s likely you will need to focus your attention on this aspect of your property to make it more attractive to buyers. However, selling isn’t the only reason to improve your kerb appeal. It can also help you feel good about the home you live in and be confident that the property’s exterior represents you and how your house looks on the inside. Let’s take a look at 4 easy ways you can boost your home’s kerb appeal.
Boost Your Home’s Kerb Appeal in 4 Easy Steps
1. New Front Door
A new front door or painting your front door can give the exterior of your home an instant facelift. If you have been wanting to replace an old wooden door that is no longer fit for purpose with new composite doors or you simply want a change in colour or style, then a new front door can give you this option. Alternatively, you can buy paint for front doors that is designed for use outdoors and can give your existing door a new lease of life.
2. Clean It Up
If this gives you mental images of old ladies from years gone by out on the front with the brush and mop cleaning their pathways and immediately in front of their homes, then you are on the right track. While you don’t have to don your best housecoat and get the scrubbing brush out, unless that is what you want to do, getting everywhere clean outside can be beneficial. Hire a jet wash company to clean your pathways, doors, and walls and bring your paving back to life, or purchase a cleaner to do it yourself; it’s entirely up to you, but giving it a good cleaning can be instantly transformative.
If you have a lawn, plants or shrubbery outside of your property, then tidying it can have the impact you are looking for. Trim overgrown bushes and hedges, remove dead plants, cut your lawn and trim the edges so they’re neat and tidy. Often, this requires a more physical investment than a financial one and is something you can do really easily, depending on the size of your front garden if you have one. But you’ll be glad for your time and effort to get the results and an improved kerb appeal.
4. Add Lighting
Lighting on your property is not only an excellent security feature – even during the day, the lighting style can add charm and character to your home. From lampposts to ground spotlights alongside a pathway to fairy lights around ornaments and hanging lights at your front door, you can improve your front area by adding some lighting, especially cohen lighting.
How Will You Boost Your Home’s Kerb Appeal?
Improving your kerb appeal doesn’t just need to be done when you are selling, although this is an excellent reason to give this space some TLC. You should maintain this to keep your home looking good all year round and give you a positive feeling when arriving home each day.