26 Feb 2020
First impressions are everything, even when it comes to your home. Adding a curb appeal to your home can increase the value of the property and has even been proven to detract criminals. We guarantee that these curb appeal ideas will wow everyone, and will give your home that much needed facelift.
Paint your door
The front door is the face of your home. The front door is the first thing your guests see when they visit your home. A small paint job can spruce up your home, without having to splash the cash on a new one. Express your inner craving of colour by painting your door with a bright red, yellow,blue, or any colour you like. If you prefer a more minimalist look, consider painting your door natural tones of grey, white, brown or black. These colours scream sophisticated, and bring a classic appeal to your home. If you are struggling to settle for a colour, download the Front Door Paint app, which lets you see what different coloured doors will look like on your home (without having to actually paint it).
Add some trendy porch lights
Porch lights are a great way to illuminate your home, adding a homely warmth to the exterior of your house. To add curb appeal, consider purchasing a porch light that fits the general aesthetic of the house. For example, if your home is modern, get a contemporary outdoor light. Similarly with a more traditional house, consider getting a timeless classic style light. Not only do these upgrade the overall look of your home, they also add practicality and are well suited to their use. If you already have working porchlight installed, it may be worth giving it an upgrade. Simply give it a thorough clean and then consider painting the supports/detail surrounding the bulb. This will give it an easy, fresh new look.
Layers of plants
Adding plants to the porch and the outside of your house will give more dimension to your house. Plants create a sense of freshness, so having a nice array of them will definitely add curb appeal to your home. If you have limited floor space outside, consider hanging baskets. They still spruce up the facade of your home without taking up too much space. However, ensure that your plants are well maintained. A well-maintained garden/ set of plants will make your home look well cared for, improving its charm and value.
If you don't have the budget for transforming your home's exterior, repaint the woodwork surrounding your windows. Even washing grubby windows will make your house look brighter and inviting, whilst still keeping expenditure on the low.
Fix broken fences
If your fences are damaged and your gate is falling off its hinges, the value of your home will depreciate. Simply dedicate a weekend to tackle these minor tasks which can pay dividends in attracting buyers and boosting house value. Fixing these things will make your home appear well cared for.
Buy a new doormat
Something so small as a doormat can make all the difference when it comes to transforming the attractiveness of your home. Investing in a new doormat will add a homely-feel to the property, encouraging visitors to want to come in. Ensure that you look after your doormat by regularly cleaning it and scraping off any excess mud or debris.