When you have a beautiful interior you want your exterior to match as well. This is known as curb appeal. There are lots of different things you can do to raise the curb appeal. You may be needing to do this if you are thinking about selling your home, there is no point in having a nice home inside if the outside doesn’t match. You want prospective buyers to be amazed by both and snap your property right up.
Let’s take a look at what you can do to improve the outside of your property.
Front gardens quite often get forgotten about, you walk past it to get to your front door and think oh I must do that, and then simply forget. Unfortunately, this can cause the garden to become overgrown and out of control quite quickly. Potential buyers don’t want to see an untidy unkempt garden, this gives the impression that the inside is full of chaos and mess too.
If you forget, why not set a weekly reminder to sort out the garden. Once you are on top of it and it’s been done once it will be easy to maintain. Mow the lawn, get rid of the weeds, and trim the hedges back to allow for a much neater look. You should also think about adding some color to the front garden, flowers, plants, and hanging baskets can inject some life and color into your garden and make people want to look at it.
If you are struggling to maintain your garden or you simply aren’t able to then you have a couple of options. You can hire a gardener to keep the garden tidy every week or you can create a low maintenance garden swapping the real grass for artificial grass. If you choose the right one, artificial grass can look lovely.
Over time your paintwork can become dull and dreary, this is especially true for your front door and garage if you have one. Buyers will be put off if there are signs of paintwork chipping off, after all, they may not want to do renovations themselves but move into a house that is ready to live in. Giving it a fresh lick of paint will inject a lot more life into it. You can also get some metal polish for your door handles if they are showing signs of age and rust.
There are other items you can add to bring a burst of life into your old door, you can install a new letterbox or even a door plaque.
If that doesn’t quite make the door look good as new then maybe it is time to invest in a new door, yes this may be an expensive option but it will add so much curb appeal to your home.
Finally, you need to ensure your roof is in tip-top condition, whilst a damaged roof may not be obvious when viewing your home the buyers will quickly become aware of it. Having a damaged roof can and will lose you the sale of your home so it is best to get it sorted as soon as possible. A damaged roof can cause long-term expensive problems such as damp, mold, and rotting floorboards. If your property has already sustained damage from a broken roof then you will need to call out a Property Damage Restoration Company to check your property and fix any problems before you sell.