Is It Time to Up your Kerb Appeal?

Traditional townhouse kerb appealWe all know the saying, “you don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression”. And when it comes to your home, the same adage holds true.

Whether you’re looking to sell up and move on or simply give your home a refresh, you mustn’t forget the importance of kerb appeal.

In fact, many will associate the condition of the exterior and surrounding landscape with the condition of its interiors. As such, potential buyers are likely to make a decision about the property before walking through the door.

So what should you consider in order to successfully revive the front of your property? Find out our top tips below:

Kerb Appeal Offers More Value to your Property

Improving the kerb appeal of your property – or house landscaping as it is sometimes referred to – can add significant value to you home. A study by Home & Garden found that quality and detailed landscaping can increase the value of your home by as much as 12.7%.

So whilst you may have become accustomed to the little flaws in your property’s exterior over the years, it’s time to stop and pay attention. Take a look at these upgrades and design ideas to ensure you create an eye-catching exterior:

The Approach

Ensure the approach to your property is clear and that steps, path, or driveway are swept of leaves and fee from rubbish.

Windows

There is a lot to be said for keeping the original features of you home. However, if your windows are looking a little worse for wear and aren’t offering adequate insulation or security then replacing them is the best option.

Adding considerable value to a property due to both their aesthetic and security features, modern window systems are considered essential by most buyers.

New or replacement Double Glazing requires very little maintenance, is energy efficient, and offers increased security measures. Available in more than 150 RAL colours and wood grain finishes new replacement windows can both complement period and conservation properties as well as add a pop of colour.

Add Some Greenery

You don’t need a big garden to introduce some landscaping.

Think about planting a creeper or trailing plants up to the entrance of your home. Window boxes are an easy and effective answer to adding more colour as well as a selection of varying potted plants for instant and refreshing greenery.

Fencing & Gates

Rusting gates, leaning walls, or rotten fences all suggest both a lack of maintenance and a lack of security within a given property. In fact, in a study conduct by The Crime Prevention Website, it was concluded that first-time buyers rated security as one of the most important aspects when viewing a property.

Consider repairing or replacing any loose/damaged fence panels.

The Front Door

No matter what the size of your home or the approach to the property, making your front door a focal point will always create great kerb appeal as well as providing added security and performance.

If yours is looking a little worse for wear, sand it down and add a lick of paint.

If your front door is beyond repair or quite simply needs updating to meet modern standards go for new. Choose a door that will keep within the overall design of the home, whilst ensuring high performance. Add a pop of colour with our range of Composite Doors which are available in more than 150 RAL colours and woodgrain effects for a real exterior statement.

Need a Hand?

If your looking to put your property on the market or would like to simply update your existing windows and doors give us a call on 0117 911 0272.

Our experienced team can provide sound advice, more information, and a free no obligation quote.