Whether we like it or not, first impressions matter. This is particularly true for your home’s street appeal. Street appeal is the first impression people get of your home when they view it from the street.
The front of your home is what people see when they walk or drive past and it’s what you see every time you go to enter through your front door. Whether you’re preparing to sell, or you’d just like to improve your home’s look and feel, there are several ways you can drastically enhance your home’s street appeal, even if you’re on a budget. Here are five.
Grime, dirt and mould can easily build up on surfaces like outdoor paths, driveways, patios and the roof, causing nasty stains and discolouration. Pressure cleaning can make a huge difference to the overall look of your home. A high-pressure water hose can clean the grime and stains from tiles, concrete, bricks and pavers, to make them look brand new again.
Paint the exterior
Repainting the exterior of your home is the perfect way to give it a quick revamp. General wear and tear can do some damage to how your home looks on the outside. Cracked and loose paint, dirt and mould or a poor colour choice might be the first thing that people see when they look at your home. Painting the exterior of your home can really rejuvenate its look and improve the first impression people get of it.
There’s nothing that can kill your street appeal like a broken, drab or outdated front fence. Improve your kerb appeal by framing your home with a brand new fence and gate. It shouldn’t hide your home. Instead, a fence should frame the front of your house to make it look attractive and inviting. Choose fencing that matches the look of your home and make sure it enhances its best features.
Replace the front door
If you’re selling, this is a sure-fire way to make a good first impression and increase buyer interest. It’s such a simple change, but replacing your front door can do wonders to your home’s appearance, making it appealing and inviting to potential buyers and walkers-by. Try replacing an outdated, dull or tired screen door with a strong wooden or steel entrance. Or if you’re on a tight budget, a vibrant paint job on your existing door might do the trick.
Revamp the garden
An overgrown, bushy front yard could be hiding the best features of your house and detracting from your home’s kerb appeal. Make sure your garden is manicured, the lawn is mown and there’s a fresh layer of mulch on your garden bed. Unmaintained front gardens can benefit greatly from a new landscaping job to help enhance the best features of your home and to reduce the need for regular ongoing maintenance.
Our hubbies can provide a full overhaul of your front yard and home exterior to increase the value of your home and make it feel new again. The services we provide range from small maintenance tasks like replacing or repairing your letterbox, to full renovations to enhance your street appeal and increase buyer interest. Contact us today for a free quote.