Everyone pays plenty of attention to the interior of their property, but not everyone takes quite as much care to ensure that the exterior part of their home is looking great. However, there’s a lot of value in doing so. Not only will having excellent curb appeal just make it nicer to return home after a long day of work, but it’ll also nudge the value of your property in the right direction, sometimes by a considerable amount.
The good news is that having great curb appeal isn’t a mystery. In this blog post, we’ll outline some of the key things that anyone can do to markedly improve the appearance of the front of their property.
Upgrade The Doors and Windows
Your door and windows are going to have a big impact on the exterior of your property. In many ways, they help to set the tone for how your home looks. A great door and clean, clear windows will give a much better impression than doors and windows that are looking well past their best. So what’s the process for improving these crucial foundational elements? With your door, you can simply give it a lick of paint, while if your windows are looking old, have them replaced — among the aesthetic improvements, you’ll also find that it helps to keep your home warm.
Add Colourful Plants
Colour is everything – it makes a great first impression and can transform the look of a property. Think of the difference between a front garden that’s only clinical tarmac and one that has colourful plants. We all know which one we’d prefer. If you haven’t yet got any plants in your front garden, then now’s the time to look at getting some in the ground.
One of the best spring options is tulip bulbs because they’re available in a wide variety of colours. Plant them today, and your garden will soon look like a wonderfully colourful wonderland.
Improve The Lighting
If you’ve not yet thought of adding exterior lighting to the front of your home, there’s value in doing so. For one thing, it’ll just help to make things safer — it’s much safer to return to a house that has automatic lighting. Plus, it’s not that expensive — in fact, the electricity costs of exterior lighting are actually very low. If you get it right, it can add a noticeable improvement to the front of your home.
Get Power Washing
The exterior part of your house will be a magnet for dirt and grime. This dirt accumulates slowly over time, but make no mistake, it’s very much being added to your house. One way to see just how much there is lurking is to power wash a small section of your driveway. You’ll probably see there’s a significant difference in appearance compared with the other sections. And that’ll be all the motivation you need to really go to town on your driveway and the exterior part of your property. With just a few hours of work, you’ll find that your house looks brand new.0