24 Jan 2022
The outside of your property is of great importance. Your front door and the surrounding areas should make a great first impression on potential buyers or even visitors to your home and give a sense of your personality from the get-go. And this doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of ways to improve curb appeal without investing a lump of money, and we’re here to help. Our guide gives some of our top curb appeal ideas, so read on to transform the face of your home.
A lesser thought of curb appeal idea is to take a look at your front garden. While it can be tempting to add more plants, shrubberies, and plant pots, it can be far cheaper and easier to simply maintain what there is. Weeding your lawn and flower beds and neatening up borders is a simple way to improve your curb appeal overnight. Use grass seed to fill in sparse areas of grass to give the lawn a fuller appearance, and in the summer months, consider saving rainwater to top up your grassy areas.
For an extremely quick and easy transformation, improve your curb appeal by washing the front of your house. Yes, a wash - you can use warm water, soap, and a hose or even a pressure washer if you have one available. Areas of patio and brick often change colour completely with dirt and grime from the elements. The crevices and cracks between tiles or bricks collect the most, so make sure you have somewhere for the water to drain away. Window sills and frames can also often stand for a wash to rid them of mossy remnants or water stains. You’ll be surprised at how much of a change this can make.
Many people don’t have lawns to maintain, but that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to find affordable ways to boost your curb appeal. Paying a little attention to the accents and the hardware around your front door could make all the difference. Look at your house numbers or nameplate, your letterbox, or your door knocker. If they don’t need replacing, a simple polish can do a world of good for your curb appeal, and make it more obvious what house number you are!
Alternatively, add something a little bigger to your front porch. There is a whole range of outdoor seating and furniture to consider adding to your outdoor space. Ornamental chairs, tables, and even storage for those items that always seem to end up by your front door! A bicycle rack, wood storage, or an outdoor shoe storage rack are all great curb appeal ideas for your home that add some use to your everyday life.
During the colder months, give your outdoor pieces a longer life with winter storage for your outdoor furniture.
A change on the outside often starts with a change on the inside, and curb appeal is no different. Decluttering the areas around your windows can give a more minimalist tone. Why not enlist our secure storage services? You can improve the view of your house by renewing or simply refreshing your blinds and curtains. Changing style or colour can even help to keep out more light from bedrooms or have more privacy in ground floor rooms.
Furthermore, you can add frosting film to increase the level of privacy in your front rooms, and this can be easily removed if you change your mind. Internal window sills are the perfect place to add personal touches or small houseplants that can add as much to the inside as the outside, boosting curb appeal.
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