Home & Garden // It's all about the curb appeal

July 6, 2018

 

Adding some curb appeal to your home is an excellent idea if you plan to sell it at some point in the future. The process will also help to ensure your house looks as attractive as possible when you welcome guests for dinner parties or family visits. Knowing where to start can seem like somewhat of a hassle, and so this article will provide you with some ideas that you might like to use. While you don’t have to replicate any of the suggestions from this page; they should help to inspire you and show you what is possible. With that in mind, grab yourself a coffee and sit down for five minutes while you read the information below. You should come away with lots of ideas for adding curb appeal to your house. 

 

 

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Paint the exterior 


There is no harm in giving the exterior walls of your home a new lick of paint according to sites like Never Paint Again. That should help to ensure you don’t have any unsightly marks or anything that could take away from the aesthetic of your property. In most instances, you need to visit your local home specialist and ask them to point you in the direction of their waterproof outdoor paint. You can then take the DIY approach if you want to keep costs as low as possible. Of course, you’ll have to recruit a friend or family member for the job because you need someone to ensure the ladder remains stable while you paint. Those who don’t have to worry about the costs can employ reputable professionals. Search Google, and then read some reviews to sort the wheat from the chaff. 

 


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Get new guttering 


The guttering along the top of your home can become worn and damaged over time. If you have holes in the guttering, there is a reasonable chance that dirty water could pour down over the exterior walls of your home when the weather turns. That would ruin the paint job, and make the house look terrible. Thankfully, guttering does not cause the Earth, and there are plenty of experts out there who can replace the entire thing in a single day. When you have clean whiter guttering on your home; you should notice a vast improvement to the appearance. Also, you won’t have to stress about any dirty marks appearing on your walls caused by the overflow. 


Replace your garage door 


According to specialists from companies like VPS garage doors; you won’t have to break the bank when it comes to getting something new to boost your property’s curb appeal. There are lots of different types of doors on the market, and so you might like to think outside of the box when it comes to choosing the right one for your home. Maybe you prefer something that rolls rather than a door that lifts traditionally? The possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination. New garage doors tend to look fantastic, and you can get them in almost any colour you like. So, contact a local seller, ask about their prices, and then work out what you want to achieve. 

 


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Buy a new front door 

 

 


Now you’ve replaced the garage door; it’s time to think about the one guests will walk through when they enter your home. Your front door is the focal point of your property, and so you need to make sure you use that fact to your advantage. Make sure you get a bright red, green, or blue front door for the best outcomes. That is going to work well if you decided to paint the exterior walls white because the door will stand out. Do yourself a favour and make sure you employ the services of a professional if you’ve never hung a door in the past. The task is more difficult than it sounds, and you need to ensure the door is secure and functional. You won’t have to spend a fortune, and the tradespeople will have the door on your home in less than half an hour. 


Improve your garden - remember this post?! 


There are lots of ways you could improve your garden to ensure your property creates the best first impression possible when you welcome guests. Adding a water feature is always going to work well. However, in most instances, you only need to cut the grass and plant some colourful flowers. You can head down to your local garden centre and ask the staff members about the best species to plant at this time of the year. The people working at that establishment should have access to all the information you require. Some people might like the idea of adding a pathway or something similar, but all the final decisions are down to you. 

 

 
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Lay a new driveway 


Lastly, if you want to go the extra mile when it comes to making sure your home has the most curb appeal possible; you could choose to lay a new driveway. That could mean using exciting paving techniques or paying for the delivery of tonnes of gravel. Contact driveway specialists and ask for their opinions and suggestions. Again, the people working in that industry are the ones best placed to highlight your options and let you know which they think will work best. You should only have to do that once every ten years at most as driveways tend to stand the test of time. 


So, take some time to let those ideas sink-in, and then sit down with your partner or family and come up with a strategy for adding curb appeal. You now know about six things that will help you to work towards that goal. There is always more to learn, and so you might like to take a look at some of the other posts on this blog before you leave today. You can also continue your researching using Google where you will find thousands of articles that offer suggestions for achieving those results. Whatever you decide to do, don’t rush into anything before weighing all the pros and cons of each action. 

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