How to Tidy Up the Front of Your House

When it comes to your home, first impressions count for a lot. Improving the curb appeal is a great way to improve how you feel about your home, impress any visitors or passers-by that you have and even add value if you are looking to sell. There are also lots of effective ways to smarten the front of the home too, including the following.

Front Door

When people are visiting your home their eyes will first be drawn to the front door. This means that you need to make a good impression which can be done through a fresh coat of paint and with new door furniture. You can also make the immediate area around the front door more attractive with flowers/plants. Try to make the area as symmetrical as possible to make it more pleasing to the eye.

Wash the Windows

It is amazing the difference that washing all of the windows can have as it can breathe new life into the home, allow you to see into and out of the house easier and help the entire property to look brighter and more welcoming. Window boxes can also add colour, charm and visual appeal to your home.

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Clean/Replace Gutters

People often do not give their gutters much thought but they can have a huge impact on the look and feel of a property from the outside. Cleaning the gutters is always a good idea particularly after autumn but you could also consider replacing your gutters and downspouts if they are particularly neglected.

Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting can improve a home’s curb appeal while also boosting safety and security. Low-voltage exterior lights are a good option and can look fantastic when they line a walking path to your front door.

Concrete Block Paving

Following on from this, concrete block paving can be used to create an attractive, practical and welcoming driveway, path or patio outside your home. This is a particularly good option if your current driveway is cracked and unattractive with Marshalls block paving providing attractive paving which can suit most house types.

Outdoor Art

If the front of your home is rather bland then you could consider adding any kind of outdoor art or visually interesting items. There are many different options for this but a few of the best items include fountains, wind chimes, sculptures and birdbaths.

Whether you are looking to sell or simply improve the look and feel of your home, making improvements to the curb appeal is an excellent way to do this. These are just a few of the best ways that you can do this which can have a huge impact on how you and others perceive your property from the outside.

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