How your home looks from the outside can be just as important as the interior.
Curb appeal can increase the value of your home and create better first impressions for guests.
Here are just five ways that you can make the front of your home look more stunning.
Tidy Up Your Driveway/Front Lawn
If you’re lucky enough to have a driveway or front lawn, you should start by making this look presentable.
General maintenance such as pressure washing your driveway to keep it clean
and mowing your lawn can make a good impression, however you may want to take further steps to make more of an impact such as creating a garden path or even adding gates.
If you’re looking for something low maintenance, you could opt for a tarmac or paved driveway, or use artificial grass for your front lawn.
Fix Up Your Front Door
Our eyes are naturally drawn to the front door of a property first.
If your current front door is looking faded or battered, you could consider buying a new one. Companies like George Hill Timber have a range of doors to choose from.
Alternatively, you may be able to repaint your existing door.
Choose a bright colour that contrasts the colour of your house as this will make your home stand out more.
Light The Way
Lights can help to keep your home looking impressive at night.
They can also help you find your keys in the dark as well as deterring thieves.
Motion sensing lighting is the best option as it uses less energy – this guide at Safewise offers some great advice on the best lights to buy.
You could also consider using solar lighting for a more atmospheric glow.
Spruce It Up With Flowers
Flowers immediately bring a sense of cheeriness to the front of a home making it altogether more welcoming.
You’re best using bright colours like blues, yellows and reds that stand out against your home’s brickwork. These flowers could be hung in baskets either side of your front door or they could be in flower boxes on window sills.
If you’ve got a front garden, you may even be able to plant beds of flowers or plant large brightly coloured shrubs to make an impact.
Repair The Roof
If you can see your home’s roof from the ground, you may also want to check that this is in good condition.
Loose or broken tiles could bring down the appearance of your home, making it look derelict. A full roof replacement isn’t cheap so consider whether you can
replace single tiles.
If your roof has dirt and moss on it, it’s possible that you may be able to simply clean it up to get it back in good condition – there are professionals who can do this for you and it’s a lot cheaper than getting a roof replaced.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.