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8 Ways to Add Kerb Appeal to Your Home

With TLC Yorkshire Properties

Have you ever fallen in love with a property’s interiors, only to feel disappointed when you pull up for the viewing? First impressions matter, so to ensure you get it right, here are 8 ways to add kerb appeal to your home.

Revamp Your Front Door

The entrance to your home is one of the first impressions visitors have, which is why it’s important to get it right. It can determine whether or not guests or potential buyers will think your home is welcoming and well maintained.

You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to revamping your front door. A fresh lick of paint or even a clean can make a real difference.

If the door is in good condition but looking a little tired, try adding new hardware such as handles and door knockers. Your front door will be transformed without having to replace the door in its entirety.

Refresh Your Properties Exteriors

Whether your home is stone, brick, rendered or covered in cladding, touching up the exterior can transform the look and feel of a property.

Re-cladding or re-rendering your home can be very expensive but it’s something you should seriously considered if your property it is looking tired. Not only will it add more kerb appeal to your home, but it will likely add value to the property too!

If you don’t want to go that far, add a fresh lick of paint, or touch up the pointing. These a slightly cheaper jobs that will make all the difference.

Tidy Your Pathway

One of the easiest ways to instantly add kerb appeal your home is by tidying the pathway leading up to the house.

Remove any potential obstacles such as any rubbish, leaves, plants or ornaments. This will not only make your home look smarter but will give the feeling of space. It also makes it easier for people to gain access, an important thing for elderly people or families with pushchairs.

Clear away any weeds and give your pathway a quick power wash to remove any dirt, stains, or build-up of moss. This can make your pathway look as good as new.

Maintain Your Garden

A common sticking point with buyers is the garden. Large, untidy gardens look hard to maintain, putting off potential buyers from placing an offer or even booking a viewing in the first place.

Make sure your grass is cut, shrubs cut back, and weeds removed. A well-maintained garden will make a house look well cared for, and in buyers' minds, a well-cared for exterior means a well-kept interior.

Hide Your Bins from View

One of the biggest eye sores outside a property is the bins so try and hide them from view.

This might be easier said than done, especially if your limited on space but do your best. Put them in the garage, or at the side or back of the property. Bin stores are another good option, and they hide your bins away and also stop them from blowing over.

If this isn’t an option for you, just make sure your bins are neatly placed outside the property and try to avoid them overflowing. Overflowing bins are an eye sore and can often smell.

Fix Guttering, Gates and Fences

If guttering, gates and fences are broken or looking a little tired, it not only looks unappealing but can cause your property to lose value.

These areas of your property are going to be some of the first things a potential buyer sees so it’s worth replacing them or taking the time to give them a fresh lick of paint.

Add Some Greenery

Some people have concrete or gravel driveways, and some don’t have anything at all. If the front of your property is lacking a garden, add some greenery.

Add potted plants or hanging baskets under your windows or outside your front door. Not only do plants add some colour, but they can also help soften the look and feel of your property’s exterior.

Dress Your Windows

Sometimes the changes we make inside our homes can transform the look of the outside too. A simple way to add kerb appeal to your home is dressing your windows.

The first thing you need to do is clean them inside and out, then remove any ornaments or decorations that obstruct the window. This will give potential buyers the impression that the house is spacious and clean.

Updating your window dressing with curtains, blinds or shutters can make a real difference to the look of the property. Whatever you decide, make sure it suits the age and style of your home.

If you’re thinking of selling your home, get in touch with our friendly team today on Tel: 01423 582020 or Email: enquiries@tlc-properties.co.uk. With years of experience and knowledge of the housing market, our estate agents will value your home as well as giving their recommendations on the best strategy to sell your property.