As far as your property goes, first impressions count and whether your home is your castle, or you’re hoping to sell it to someone else, the way your home looks from the outside could instantly determine whether or not it’s worth a prospective buyer even opening the door.
But how do you improve the kerb appeal of your property? How do you make it look attractive to passers-by and more importantly: prospective buyers? And the biggest question of all, how do you do it without breaking the bank? Well, read on for 5 ways to boost the kerb appeal of your property.
Add some signage
Contrary to popular belief, signage doesn’t have to be boring. A good, imaginative signage company should be able to provide you with lots of ideas of how you can beautify your property from the outside with good signage. From an attractive house number sign to a stunning house name plaque, just because signage helps the pizza delivery guy find your house, it doesn’t have to be dull! Signage can also stop people from blocking your drive, or potentially chewing up the grass of your front lawn. You can create and personalize your own signage on sites like tradesignshop.co.uk
Keep it tidy
Leaves, garden debris, rubbish, animal mess, overgrown flowerbeds all these things make a property look unattractive. If you want to boost your kerb appeal then you need to keep it tidy and well maintained. Trim back those bushes and cut back those weeds, keep a broom to hand to sweep up all those leaves, do a quick litter pick every time you come home, and you’ll soon keep on top of it.
Add a splash of colour
Flowers and plants go a long way when it comes to beautifying your property. You don’t have to be green fingered to get this right, just a couple of tubs with some colourful blooms potted into the soil will be a nice touch. You don’t need a garden either to pull off this look. A couple of potted plants on either side of your front door or even a window box or two will look stunning.
Keep your windows and frames clean
It’s usually a good idea to make it look like someone actually lives and cares about the property and you’ll be surprised at how many people neglect to clean their windows, facias and soffits. You can do this yourself but if you really want that professional touch and a smear free finish then it’s best to hire a professional. You’ll be surprised how cheap a window cleaner can be. Once you’ve had everything cleaned, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.
Give your front door some TLC
Is your front door looking a little worse for wear? Your front door is the gateway into the heart of your home, so making it look attractive will do wonders for the aesthetics of the property. You can tidy it up with a coat of paint – head to your local DIY store for some advice – or have it replaced by a professional.