If you’re planning on selling your home, then you’re going to want to make the best possible first impression with your home, and that starts with its facade.
If your home fails to have kerb appeal, then it might well be looked over by prospective buyers who favour properties that immediately catch their eye. The good news is that it is very easy to transform your home’s exterior and ensure that it has an instant, positive impact on viewers – just check out these tips for improving your property’s facade:
Improve Your Front Door
If your front door is looking the worse for wear, the first thing you’re going to want to do is to improve it. Why? Because it is pretty much the first thing that visitors will see and that is where their impression will be made. If your front door is just a little worn down, but still functional. You can probably get away with just painting it. Go for a bright colour like cerise or a pretty pastel like lavender to make it stand out more. If, however, your door has really seen better days, the UK’s leading Oak Door provider will be able to sort you out with a new one on a budget. Once it’s installed. Your home’s facade will immediately start to look better.
Add Better Door Furniture
If you want to put out all the stops. Then as well as improving/replacing your front door, you might want to spend a little extra improving the handles, knockers, numbers and letterbox, for example. Replacing older, uninteresting door furniture with furniture that is shiny, new and interesting – but also in keeping with the rest of your property – will give it a much smarter appearance. Brass, chrome and even brushed aluminium are all good choices.
Do Some Light Landscaping
You don’t have to spend a fortune on landscaping your front garden with a professional like Premier Lawns (although it certainly won’t hurt), but it’s a good idea to ensure that there is a very obvious marked path leading up to the front door and that the lawn is trimmed. Adding some topiary and a few pretty flowers will help potential buyers to appreciate the beauty of your property and envision themselves enjoying the space. It will entice them to have a further look.
Clean Up the Windows
Dirty windows are not exactly inviting, and they can easily give the impression that the rest of your home is not as tidy as many buyers would like. So, you’re going to want to ensure that the window cleaner calls regularly. Not only that but if the frames are starting to deteriorate, you should probably replace them too. As a finishing touch, add some pretty curtains or blinds that show off a glimpse of your style from the outside.
Light It Up
Lighting is an important part of your home’s facade, not only because it ensures that you can safely make it to your front door in the dark, but also because it can be used to highlight your home’s features. Ideally, you should place lanterns or lamps on each side of the front door, and if you have a driveway or path leading up to the door, lining that with solar lights or even twinkling fairy lights will make your property appear more magical.
All it takes is a few simple tweaks to make your home’s facade most desirable!