When looking to improve the feel and comfort of your home most people will start redecorating the interior of their homes. They may even invest in an extension or an array of new furniture.
However, the one piece that is often overlooked is the outside.
Curb appeal isn’t just something you should be looking at when you are ready to sell your home.
It shows a home that is well cared for and the right exterior door can actually help you to want to come home!
You may be surprised how many adjustments you can make t the outside of your home for less cost than you realize.
Cover The exterior Walls
While a covering of Wisteria or similar can look fantastic it will not help the structure of your property. In fact, plants can actually damage the wall.
This is why you need to look at cladding for houses. There is a huge array of colors and types available to provide you with the perfect looking home and one that you’ll love to stare at.
Check Your Fence
Chances are your home has a fence or hedging around the perimeter. This is the first thing you should be looking at to improve your curb appeal.
You may want it there to give you privacy but there must be a balance between how much privacy it provides and the visibility of your home. Fences and hedges that are too high can ruin curb appeal as they give the house a foreboding look.
Obviously, the fence should be in good condition; a coat of paint will help. The hedge needs to be trimmed regularly to ensure it is looking its best.
The next thing to turn your attention to is the lawn space. Ideally, you want a good quality lawn with tidy edges.
The trick is in using raised flower beds. This makes it easier to keep the grass cut and harder for weeds to take hold in the flower beds.
If you don’t have time to maintain the flower beds then you can remove them and just have potted plants.
It is a good idea to create a deck or patio where you can enjoy the landscaped gardens.
This can also drastically improve your curb appeal as your home looks more loved and lived in with an outside seating area.
Don’t forget that for many months of the year you’ll probably come home in the dark. You need to install good lighting along your drive and the front porch. This will help your house to look appealing even on a dark and dismal day.
Another simple improvement is to repaint the front door. You can also replace it if your budget allows. The front door is your main way in and out of your home; the way it looks reflects the character of your home.
The final step which costs nearly nothing is to tidy your outside space. Remove dead plants, weeds and any debris; your home will instantly be transformed.