When a prospective buyer is coming to visit your home, the first thing they’re going to see is the exterior of your property. That’s why it’s crucial you’re making as much impact with its kerb appeal as possible, because this will make sure your property is an attractive proposition for buyers who are coming to view it or are driving past.
Adding kerb appeal is also important before you take exterior photos of your property, so here are some simple tips as to how you can add to your home’s exterior style:
Make Sure Patios and Driveways Look Smart
In most cases, all you’ll need to do to smarten up your front garden is pressure wash the drive and tidy up the flower beds and/or lawn. Weeds, mossy driveways and unruly lawns will instantly make the house look shabby, which could put off some potential buyers straight away. Not only will a tidy patio or driveway give the impression that the house has been well cared for, but it will also indicate that the front yard is easy to maintain, which a lot of people will be looking for.
Spruce Up Your Windows and Doors
The windows and doors of your home will be focal points that draw attention, so if they’re looking a bit tired or dated, you may want to consider injecting some new life into them. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to buy new ones, but could be as simple as painting them. For example, if you’ve got wooden sash windows, you may want to make sure they’re all working properly and have been painted (companies like mighton specialise in hardware for these types of windows).
Or, you might want to give your door a fresh lick of paint, opting for a bright, appealing colour that will catch the eye. Classic colours such as red, dark blue or racing green work a treat on most properties, giving your door and the front of your home a much-needed facelift. And don’t forget about the features of your door either, polishing any brass (e.g. the doorknocker, letterbox or doorknob) and replacing anything that’s beyond repair.
The best thing to do is to try and look at your property as if you were a potential buyer – is there anything that looks unloved, or something that might distract your attention from the property itself, e.g. an untidy hedge? Tidying up these little features will help to capture the attention of passers-by and those who are browsing through catalogues or online searches.
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