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5 Cost-Effective Ways to Improve Your Kerb Appeal

5 Cost-Effective Ways to Improve Your Kerb Appeal

If you’re planning on selling your property, or simply want to freshen up your front exterior, there are several ways you can improve your kerb appeal that won’t break the bank. A simple lick of paint and a tidy-up can do the world of good, and make your home more attractive to buyers. If you have space, you could even try a few landscaping tricks. Work with your home’s original design and highlight its best features. Here are five cost-effective ways to boost your kerb appeal.


Refresh your windows and woodwork


Spring is the perfect time of year to get outdoors and carry out a bit of basic home maintenance. Thoroughly clean your windows and inspect the woodwork. You can hire professional cleaning and painting services which won’t cost the earth, or do the work yourself. You’d be surprised how much of a difference refreshing your windows will make. 


Pressure wash your driveway


Get rid of those stubborn stains on your driveway and path using a pressure washer. This is a quick and easy job, and you can get it done in an afternoon. Pressure washing is an effective way to reveal the gleaming stone underneath and your drive will look as good as new. Here are a few tips on how to pressure wash your driveway.


Front landscaping upgrades


Landscaping doesn’t always have to be expensive. There are plenty of budget garden ideas for both out the back and in the front. Spruce up your front garden with some decorative paving slabs. You could even plant a few flowerbeds to add a touch of colour. If your front space is limited, highlight architectural features such as your front door arch with large potted plants. You could even make the most of the vertical space with a window box or hanging baskets. Now that the spring weather has arrived it’s the ideal time to get planting. If you’re the creative type, you could even make your own planters from upcycled household items or recycled materials.


Restore your front door


The front door is the first thing potential buyers will see as they enter your home. If yours makes a great period feature, restore it with a fresh coat of paint or finishing. Here’s some advice on how to revamp your front door. You could invest in a new front door if yours has succumbed to a lot of wear and tear over the years. It might make a big difference.


Seek professional advice


If you’re selling your house, speak to professional estate agents for advice on how to boost your kerb appeal quickly. They will be able to provide professional insights on what appeals to buyers. It’s important to align your upgrades with other main selling points of the property. Professional estate agents can advise you on this and let you know what your target buyers are looking for. With a few quick tips and tricks, you can improve your kerb appeal and even add value to your home.


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