Street Appeal – A guide to hotting up the outside of your home
Street appeal, as the name suggests, is how attractive your home looks from the street. Some houses radiate it – they are so visually attractive that you find yourself marvelling at their beauty every time you walk or drive past. Others aren’t so vibrant, so this week Hire A Hubby is offering five ways you can hot up the outside of your home to turn it into the best looking house on the block.
The Perfect Fence
Your fence not only provides a barrier to keep children and pets in (and unwanted guests out) but it adds aesthetic value that distinguishes your home from others on the street. A fence of the right style, colour and size can make a big impression. Make sure it doesn’t dominate your home though – the key is to make sure your fence is high enough to be functional without blocking the view of your home. Have a Hubby come over and inspect what fence would suit your home.
A freshly painted house
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…a fresh coat of paint does wonders for a house. Ask your local Hubby to help you find a colour scheme that suits the style and era of your home and blends well with surrounding houses in your street. If you don’t want to paint the whole house, touch up on the trim and front door.
It’s often overlooked when it comes to improving your home’s appearance, but there’s no point repainting your house if the roof looks stained and grubby. All your roof needs every now and again is a good spray with a power hose.
An Abundant Garden
If you plant flowers and plants in your front garden, you won’t believe the bursts of colour and texture it will add to the front of your home. Choose plants that are known for their fragrance such as lavender and jasmine and ask your local Hubby about the best place to position them in your front yard.
Bring your home to life after sunset with solar powered lights fitted in the garden beds. These accentuate any features you want to stand out from the street like trees, awnings and windowsills.
Now is the perfect time to get your house into shape with friends and family coming around to enjoy the summer afternoons. Next time they come around they may miss your house on the street, but that just means you’ve done your job properly! For more information about Hire A Hubby’s services and how they can help you change the appearance of your home give your local Hubby a call on 1800 803 339 or visit the website www.hireahubby.com.au.