Whether you’re planning to sell your home in the near future, or are just sick of driving up to a tired-looking house; there’s no better time to start sprucing up the front of your house. If you feel like your home’s exterior doesn’t reflect what’s on the inside, or your personal style preferences and taste; it can bring you down. It’s worth investing some of your time and effort into a little renovation project, and doing what’s needed to achieve a clean, fresh, and attractive front-of-house. After all, first impressions last a lifetime.
Fortunately, there a range of things you can do to improve the outside of your house, and there be something that suits all budgets and lifestyles. So, grab your notebook and a pen, and head outside to take a good look at your house.
Scribble a list of things that you feel need addressing, whether they’re old, out of fashion, or truly ruin the appearance of your beloved property.
Here are some ideas, inspiration, and advice for those who are ready to roll up their sleeves (or ask someone else to) and tackle the front of their home so that they feel proud even before stepping through the front door.
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Don’t Forget Function
Your driveway is there to house your car; so it’s important that it’s performing for you and your vehicle. Address wonky paving, damaged, or broken surfaces and tidy up
Not only will a fresh drive help to stop tyre and suspension damage to your car and prevent you from tripping over on the way into your house; it will ensure that your house benefits from a neat and tidy exterior space. It’s also worth considering various carport designs and seeing if one will complement your driveway and your lifestyle; it could be an attractive addition, especially if you’re planning to sell!
Tidy-Up Those Edges
Chipped and peeling paint, damaged wood or brickwork, and dead plants will all contribute to a tired and run-down house exterior. If any or all apply to your property, it’s time to tackle. A fresh coat of paint or wood stain, new fence panels, a thorough tidy-up of any lawn space all take a little time but have the biggest impact. Things like replacing your front door and post box can give your home an instant facelift, but can be a little costly.
The Final Touches
You may have got rid of those dead plants; however, it doesn’t mean that you have to forgo greenery altogether. Adding some low-maintenance pot plants near your door and even a hanging basket will ensure that your house feels like it’s put its make-up on, and is ready to show-off. Seasonal wreaths and decorative door numbers are other little ways to give your house some serious curb appeal and just enough pizazz. Keep the area clean of leaves and litter as often as you can, and you’ll be known as the pretty house on the street, and you’ll love arriving home each day.