5 Ways To Increase Your Properties Curb Appeal

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Curb appeal is quite simply how attractive your property looks from the road and it can play a serious role if you are trying to attract buyers, tenants or simply increase the value of your property. Thankfully increasing your curb appeal is a pretty easy process and you can make some significant improvements to how your home looks with just these four simple steps.

Keep a well-maintained garden
If your property has a garden or driveway then the number one thing you can do to improve your curb appeal is to keep it neat and tidy. Make sure the lawn is mown and the driveway is clear from rubbish and weeds. Trim back any unruly hedges and maintain a clear border to your property. To really go the extra mile plant some low maintenance shrubs to give the illusion of a well-tended garden and consider some subtle decoration such as a bench seat or small water feature, this can really help to make the area look more homely.

Upgrade your windows
Your properties windows are the eyes to your home and so they deserve a little extra care and attention. Repaint any chipped or damaged window sills and frames and consider replacing old, outdated windows with new double glazed ones which will help to improve your energy efficiency rating and can also make your property more secure. To keep the character of a property whilst upgrading your windows you can always opt for leaded windows or modern sash varieties.

Render or re-paint the exterior
Rendering the outside of your home is a great way to make it look brand new with little extra cost. Render is a plastered finish that gives a smooth finish and as a bonus, it also protects brickwork against the elements. There are different textures and styles of rendering available to suit the character of your property. Another way to upgrade the outside of your home is to re-paint it, white houses, in particular, require a more regular repaint to keep them looking sharp.

Give your roof some TLC
When was the last time you looked at your roof? A while ago? Your roof is a very important, and expensive, part of your home and so it deserves some TLC every once in a while. Give your roof a professional clean to remove moss and lichen and restore it to its natural colour which will make it really stand out from the road. Also, remember to periodically check for any missing or cracked roof tiles and replace them to avoid water damage from leaks and also consider upgrading your guttering to help wastewater flow away.

Light it up
A simple porch light or sensor-activated driveway lighting system not only helps to make your property more secure, but it can help to make it more attractive too especially in the darker winter months. Consider fitting a Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR) activated light to the front of your property as a simple lighting solution which will come on only when it senses movement, saving you energy.

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