Seven Seriously Stunning Ways To Boost The Curb Appeal Of Your Home

by - August 13, 2018

The first impressions that you get of places, people and buildings can have a lasting impression on you. If you were on vacation, and the hotel you’d paid thousands to stay at was run down, dark and dank, you’d not want to go inside. The inside of the hotel could be as opulent and luxurious as you could imagine, but that doesn’t mean you’d want to go in. We’re taught from a very young age not to judge a book by its cover, and yet we do it every single day no matter where we go or what we do. So, it makes sense that you would want to make your house look as beautiful as possible. You want people to have a lasting impression made upon them when they look at your house. If you’ve ever walked down the street and admired the Christmas decorations of a home through the window, then you can pretty much guarantee that others have done that to your home, too.
You don’t have to be getting your home ready for sale just to make it look pretty. Sure, a set stage is a good thing to have when you DO sell your house, but you could just be making your home look good for yourself – and that’s totally okay. The right curb appeal attracts buyers left and right, but it has to appeal to you in the meantime. You should be able to enjoy your home while you’re living in it, so check out the seven ways you can boost the curb appeal of your home.

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Make An Entrance.
Your hallway likely has a beautiful coat stand and door mat with a fully swept hardwood floor. However, we’re not talking about the hallway. We’re talking about the entryway. The front door – including the numbers on your home – is going to be something that everyone sees as they walk past the house. The last thing that you want to worry about is a door with peeling paint, scuffed metal numbers and the ravages of the rain and wind and dirt across it. A door made with custom wood is beautiful, but if you have a painted door make sure that it’s weatherproof and has a fresh coat of paint on it.

Polish The Shell.
The walls on the exterior of your home is the shell, the exterior that gives people the impression of what’s on the inside. Checking out to figure out how your home exterior should look is vital for the exterior of the house. There’s nothing wrong with a brand-new wooden exterior if it’s protective of the wind and rain and is the right complementary colour for the front door.

Light It Up.
Most homes have outdoor lighting, but you can go one better with yours. Make sure that your light fitting is modern and matches the colour and the look of the home. For example, you wouldn’t put an ultra-modern light fitting on an old Victorian home with all the original features. You want your house to be well-lit, and this can be done with solar lights along your front path and even a mock lamppost in the front yard. Use landscape lighting if you want that extra touch of luxury; it even adds a splash of sophistication to your home.

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Bloom & Grow.
Flower planters and colourful shrubbery that borders the edge of your home not only looks welcoming, it looks beautiful. Fill window boxes and planters with seasonal blooms and make sure that your home is as colourful as can be. Keeping planters on the porch is the way to go if you want people to smile when they catch a glimpse of honeysuckle and jasmine in the springtime. If you have the space, think about planting a tree in the front garden; it can look attractive.

Matching Mailbox.
Have you ever seen those mailboxes that are fashioned to look like a miniature version of the house? Well, they’re an extravagant addition to the front yard of any home. If you don’t quite have the cash for a personalised mailbox, you can still purchase a shiny new one to make the front of your home stand out. Mailboxes do get old, dirty and run down, but it’s a focal point and it does draw the eye.

Splash Of Colour.
If you have the budget and the time, call in the painters and decorators to paint the exterior of your home. a fresh coat of weather-sealing paint can give your house the upgrade it needs and a breath of fresh air in the neighbourhood. A house that is painted can end up chipped and peeling over time, which isn’t attractive in the slightest. Prep the surface of the home properly before you get started, but if you haven’t got the time to do it yourself, the professionals can get it done for you in an efficient way. Try not to underestimate the job; it’s a big one!

Your windows are the eyes of the home. Dirty, streaked windows with broken or damaged shutters on the outside is going to turn people away from your home and you likely won’t feel any pride in it. Get the window cleaners in to sort the outside of the windows and give the shutters either a lick of paint to freshen them up or replace them altogether with new ones – especially if the current ones are hanging off! Shutters can give your home a symmetry and they can make your house look cosier – particularly in the winter months. It doesn’t take long to add them if you don’t have them, too!
Your home should be decorated to the highest standard to make you feel good about it. Once you have pride in the exterior of your home, you’re far more likely to take pride in the interior of your home. Make it all match, and you’ll have a house to be proud of.

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