Whether you are looking to move home anytime soon or you simply want to spruce up the outside of your house, there are plenty of ways that you can give your house a bit of extra curb appeal. While some of these methods can be fairly costly, there are plenty of others that are much more affordable. Not only does making the outside of your house look nice impress anyone who is coming round, it also gives you a big welcome whenever you come back home. So, let’s take a look at a few ways that you can do this.
Make the Entrance Look Inviting
You can start things off by making sure your house is inviting. Consider repainting your front door and finish off the job with a new house number and welcoming doormat. Clear away any objects that have piled up on the porch as no one wants to have to step over obstacles from the moment they get home. You may want to look into block paved driveways or a smooth path leading up to the front door. A couple of hanging baskets on either side of the door can finish off the job.
Ensure the House is Well-Lit
You will want your house to look as good at night as it does during the day, and your way of accomplishing this is making sure it is well-lit. Your goal should be to ensure that everyone who is approaching the house should be able to see their way clearly. Start by replacing any broken or dim bulbs in existing light fittings. You could even consider investing in some new fittings to enhance both the visibility and appearance of your home.
Invest in Some Decorative Features
We have already talked about how some hanging baskets can make your home look nicer from the outside, but there are other decorative features that you could think about too. While you could invest in some brand new ones, there are also plenty of second-hand sales out there or even websites where you could pick up some items for free. A few examples include potted plants, water features, flowers and lawn ornaments.
Add Some Personalised Features to the Front Porch
Whilst spending money on a front door replacement will result in an instant boost to your curb appeal and lift to your home, if your porch is going to look tatty and unwelcoming this may result in disappointment once through the front door. There are plenty of features that you can add to the front porch to make it a little more homely. You may decide to put in a small chair and table, a place for muddy shoes or a bin for canes and umbrellas. Adding your own personal touch is really what turns a house into a home. Try to keep everything in good condition so that it doesn’t give off a tatty or run-down look.
Sort Out the Windows
Keeping your windows clean should be at the top of your list of priorities, but you can also consider replacing the frames if they have started to become a little tired. People’s attention is often drawn to the windows when they look at your home so you should keep them well-maintained.