If kerb appeal is lacking, the exterior of your home can make it look dreary, jaded and tired. If you are planning on selling, this certainly needs rectifying. The great news is that adding kerb appeal to your property takes very little effort and money. Take a look at these seven great suggestions…
#1 Replace The Garage Door
The garage door is often the biggest feature that attracts attention… and for all the wrong reasons. Unless you keep on top of the painting of an old-fashioned wooden garage door, replace broken glass if the door has windows and so on, the garage door that you think is ‘quaint’ is detracting from the beauty of your property.
There are all kinds of garage doors available, in all colours and style, from the up-and-over to a electric garage door. With limitless options, there is a door that is perfect for your property. For a great range, take a look at Garador.
#2 Consider Cladding
Possibly one of the easiest ways to transform the look of the exterior of your property is to use cladding.
Mass-built housing in the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s often used cheaper materials, with some exteriors now looking dated and old-fashioned.
There are various cladding options, including the use of wooden cladding, plastic cladding and so on. Don’t forget that some materials need more upkeep than others and if this is something you don’t want to do, your pristine looking property could look jaded again within no time.
#3 Replace The Roof
Of all the suggestions, this is possibly the most expensive and disruptive but it worth considering simple because changing roof tiles has an immediate and visible impact on how the exterior of a property looks.
Replacing old tiles, covered in moss and detritus with new tiles instantly lifts the exterior of your property. And it is not just a cosmetic change either, as a new roof with superior installation adds value to your property too.
#4 Replace The Windows And Doors
This may seem an obvious point but just because you have double glazing doesn’t mean that it is of the right style for your property. And frankly, if the windows and exterior doors are looking dated, then it is worthwhile replacing them.
As with replacing the roof, there are also styles and materials you can add that not only contribute to kerb appeal, but to the comfort in living in your home too. Energy efficient glass, for example, adds warmth to your home and value to it too.
#5 Landscape The Garden
We are not all green-fingered and that can be a problem if you have a garden that is full of weeds and overgrown grass. Or worse, a lawn with bare patches.
The solution is to create a stunning-looking garden that needs little maintenance. There are all kinds of solutions and ideas. With a little bit of effort, a bit of digging, sympathetic planting and well-placed hard landscaping, you can create a garden that packs a punch, without the long-hours of weed pulling and maintenance.
#6 Add A Porch
If you feel that the front of your property is a bit flat, you need to add depth and texture. One way of doing this, other than to change or later windows, is to add a porch. It can be an open porch or a close one, depending on what you want from it.
#7 External Finishes
Mismatched exterior or poor quality materials do not create a favourable impression of your property. By investing in rendering, for example, or pebble dashing the exterior of your property takes on a whole new façade.
There is also some render and materials that add an extra layer of insulation to a property which is a great way of adding value too.
With all the options above considered, there’s a whole host of things you can do to improve your home this winter – which one will you choose?