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Fantastic Facades: Perfectng the Front of Your Home

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Creating an Entrance

Neat Clean and Cared For

The front of your home is very important - it makes the all important first impression and welcomes you as you return from a long day of work. You want it to make you feel good as soon as you see it.

Your home’s facade may be in need of a complete facelift – perhaps you need a new roof or the windows don’t open or close, or perhaps it only needs a make-over with some fresh plants and paint.

 

 

The first thing to do is to make sure that everything looks clean and well cared for. Edge those flower beds, add some mulch, sweep the paths and clear away any cobwebs from letter box, lights and windows. If you have a front gate it will be the first thing that people come into contact with so it needs to be clean, in good condition and quiet.

 

Light me Up

Ensure your bulbs are bright enough and working well. Make sure that the street or unit number is clearly visible and  that the doorbell works.

 

 

A Structured Garden

Evergreen shrubs will add appeal and structure all year round and you can easily add flowering plants through the  seasons to add some colour, texture and height.

 

Pave the Way

Your path should encourage people to continue to your front door. There are many options to consider depending on your taste and budget but I’ve found plain white pavers look terrific against a green lawn. If the steps to your front  door look a little shabby a great trick is to tile the step treads, rather than ripping everything out and starting from  scratch.

 

 

Add a Sculpture

Place a sculpture, a birdbath or an all-weather object you love in the front yard to make your front garden more interesting and to reflect your personality.

 

Spruce up the Front Door

 

 

A freshly painted front door and surrounding structure will help make your entrance look renewed and inviting. Door and window handles should be clean or even new. Also by placing plants symmetrically on either side of the front door, it’ll really help to make a welcoming impact. The trick here is to keep it simple and not clutter the space.

 

Welcome Mat

Invest in a new door mat - This is great for the rest of your home too, as people will wipe their feet before entering and will help keep your home clean. If you live in an area that gets mucky – add a boot scraper.

 

The History of Your Home

If you live in an older home, why not contact your local council and apply for an official sign noting the year it was built, the name and perhaps a bit about the history. Display this near the front door – it will be an interesting point of
conversation.

 


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