How can you improve the outside of your home?

A first impression counts for everything in all walks of life. And this is the same when it comes to your home.

You’ll want visitors and guests to look at your property in a good light and the secret is to create a great first impression.

If you’re trying to sell your home then this is even more important.

Research says it takes a person just eight seconds to decide if they like a property enough to buy it, so you don’t have much time.

Whether you’re planning to sell or just want to create a great first impression, take a look at our tips to success:

The front garden

Does your home have a front garden? If so then it’s important to ensure it’s looking its best all year round. Don’t let the grass and bushes grow out of hand and also consider some potted plants to give the garden a bit of colour. It shouldn’t take too much work and if you’re active enough you’ll have a great looking front garden.

The front door

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The front door is one of the most important parts of creating a great first impression and there’s so much choice available to you. If it’s a little worn then just consider a fresh coat of paint. Your other option would be to replace the door. Not only can you benefit from a fantastic aesthetic appeal, but you’ll also improve security, energy efficiency and weather resistance.


How does the front of your home look? Is the paint old and worn with cracks appearing in places? These are the signs that your property could do with a paint job. Hire some scaffolding and get up there to repaint the whole exterior. It is quite a job though and you may consider bringing in an expert if you feel more comfortable.

Clean the driveway

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Does your home have a driveway? If so then a little TLC will go a long way. A concrete driveway can gather moss, weeds and dirt, so make sure to scrub it with soapy water and a brush every few months to remove the grime. Then apply weed killer to eliminate the unwanted growths.


Facts & Figures You’ll Love To Share

  • With a replacement front door you’ll improve the appeal, whilst increasing energy efficiency and boosting security.
  • Consider repainting your home’s exterior every few years to maintain kerb appeal.
  • The front garden and driveway contribute to the overall kerb appeal so ensure to keep them in great condition.


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