Giving your property a bit of curb appeal can be an important aspect when you are selling your home. Take a look at our tips to stop your property standing out for all the wrong reasons.
Your front garden or the space at the front of your home is what people will see first. So if you have neglected your garden this will make your neighbours, potential buyers and passers by, judge your home before they have even taken a step inside. If you are looking to cut costs, just make sure you keep the grass trimmed and well presented. Overgrown trees and large bushes can also block natural light and make the property appear dark and uninviting. If your fence is looking a bit neglected, a lick of paint can really transform it.
If you have a larger budget, you can transform the front garden by creating a nice walkway to the front door with paving stones. Additionally, adding plants and flowers can make your home look attractive; as long as you maintain them. Hanging baskets can also look picturesque by your front door. However, if you are looking to really jazz up the front of your home and have some space to fill, adding a water feature or small statue will make your home stand out.
By investing in some new windows, you can change the look of your property massively and it won’t just make your home look good, but it will also reduce your energy bills. There are many styles to choose from and they can really add some colour to the exterior of your home. No-one wants to see rotting, wooden window frames, so opt for a slick plastic or powder coated aluminium look for that modern touch and easy maintenance.
Updating your front door is another low cost and easy way to improve your home’s curb appeal. If your home is a shade of white, why not paint your front door a bright colour to create a statement piece? Revamping your home's name or number to a modern typography can be a nice way to make your home stand out. Adding a nice outside light and potted plants will give your home a more personal look.
Why not switch your garage door to something which can fit in better with the rest of your home’s style? Ditch the traditional plain metal door for something with a bold colour or even a wood effect. If you have an old garage in need of renovation you could be harbouring a security risk. Replacing your garage door can improve the security, as well as providing you with more efficient insulation.
When looking at a property, the roof may not be the first thing that catches your eye. However, maintaining your roof is important as potential buyers will definitely be looking at it. Missing tiles and a dodgy looking chimney will make viewers run a mile! Seek out a professional just to make sure that everything is in a good and working condition.
Is the outside of your home looking a little mucky? Freshening up your home with a new lick of paint can make a world of difference. However, we suggest sticking to natural colours such as whites and creams as we don’t think your neighbours would appreciate you painting your home a shocking shade of lime green, nor potential buyers!
All of these tips will improve your home's curb appeal. All you need is some simple maintenance and elbow grease and it will be sure to make a big impression. Don’t let weeds and undergrowth take over your home. If you are looking to sell your property, we can offer you a free property valuation in North Devon.