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There are endless TV shows dedicated to interior design, but when you’re looking for a new home, curb appeal is often a top priority. We tend to neglect the exterior of our homes, but there’s nothing better than pulling up outside after a long day and getting that warm and fuzzy feeling when you look at your house and prepare to walk through the front door. If you’re looking to boost curb appeal and give the exterior of your home some TLC, here are some simple steps that will make a big difference.
Fresh paint work
A coat of paint can work wonders when it comes to smartening up the look of your home. If you have a painted facade or wooden-framed windows, it’s a great idea to apply a fresh coat of paint. If you’re feeling brave, you could tackle this job yourself, but you may wish to hand over to the professionals if you have a fear of heights or you’re short on time. A professional paint job will elevate the aesthetic, making your home look more appealing and attractive.
A new front door
The front door should be a focal point, which draws the eye in. If you have an old, tatty door, or your front door is damaged or it looks dull or drab, investing in a new door will undoubtedly enhance curb appeal. You can choose from a vast array of styles and colours to suit your taste and the style of the property and you can also look into luxury security doors if you’re keen to bolster security, as well as giving the exterior a facelift. There is also scope to personalise your door with accessories such as letterboxes, knockers and bespoke plaques and lettering.
If you’re fortunate enough to have a front garden, it’s essential to keep up with general maintenance and make sure the area looks tidy and smart. Keep on top of mowing the grass, get rid of weeds and use your garden to make your home look more inviting and welcoming. You can add plants and flowers to inject colour. Create flower beds or use planters if you have a small space and you’re looking for low-maintenance options.
Plants and trees
Adding greenery and flashes of vibrant colour can lift even the dullest exterior. There’s a raft of options available for those who want to use trees, plants and flowers to elevate the aesthetic. From window boxes and hanging baskets to potted olive and bay trees and planters filled with colourful blooms, you can be as bold as you like. Hanging baskets and window boxes are ideally suited to cottages and traditional homes, while modern planters are perfect for contemporary houses. You could also consider accessories and additions such as standing lanterns and wall lights to make your house look homely when the sun sets.
Many of us devote a lot of time and attention to sprucing up our interiors, but we neglect the exterior. If you’ve decided that it’s time to add curb appeal, you don’t have to spend a fortune or embark upon a large-scale makeover. Simple steps like freshening up the paintwork, replacing the front door and adding plants and flowers can make all the difference.
Thank you so much for reading! Have you made changes to your home exterior? If so, let me know in the comments.