Make your home the best on the block
There’s an old adage that bathrooms and kitchens sell homes. But what use are great bathrooms and kitchens if the front exterior of your home – the vital first impression – fails to get buyers through the front door?
The below tips can help you make the most of your home’s street appeal.
Spruce it up
Mould and mildew on exterior walls can make a house look undesirable, and even abandoned.
Water blasting can be very satisfying once the bright white paint underneath reveals itself after years covered in grime.
If paint is beginning to peel from the walls then a splash of colour will bring it back to life. Decide on a scheme that suits the age and era of your home and fits in with the surrounding houses.
A well-kept and green garden is a buyer’s dream. If your garden is suffering from neglect, spend an afternoon with the hedge clippers or lawn-mower. Weed out all those unwanted creepers growing in the cracks and crevices.
You could also consider fencing your property, as it can add depth and privacy.
People considering buying a property often drive by before they decide to venture indoors. Often they will drive past in the evening, after work. Outdoor lighting is a perfect way to bring a sense of warmth and comfort to your property at night.
Make sure to accentuate certain features visible to the kerbside, such as stained glass windows intricate landscaping or a water feature.