Curb appeal is the face your home presents to outsiders. Most homeowners make the mistake of designing their home’s interior, only to forget about the exterior. Sprucing up your curb appeal increases your home’s perceived value and gives visitors an excellent first impression of your home. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to make drastic changes to upgrade your outdoor space. Even the most minor changes can significantly impact your curb appeal. This article will give you a comprehensive guide to boosting your outdoor space and giving your home a facelift.
The first thing that you need to focus on is the area that people will first see when they come closer to your home. For most homeowners, this means the driveway and the front garden. If you want to make the best first impressions, you should go for the best landscaping services. Trained and credible landscaping experts will help you create the garden of your dreams. If curb appeal is what you are going for, there are very few things that will be able to beat the unmatched beauty of great landscaping.
Upgrade your front door
Your front door is one of the first things guests will notice about your home. You could spice things up by getting a new front door or repainting the one you already have. If you decide to replace your door, consider factors such as budget, style, and safety. You wouldn’t want to get a door that doesn’t provide your home with the much-needed security.
Spruce up your driveway
A clean and neat driveway makes your home look more visually appealing and gives it that much-needed facelift. You could convert that space into a driveway if you have enough room in front of your house for your vehicles. However, it would be wise to notify the local council before undertaking this project.
Repaint your home
The most obvious way to refresh your home is to repaint the entire exterior. It would be best to leave this job to exterior and interior painting professionals in your area instead of trying to do it yourself and ending up with a result that is not up to par. Painting can also help unify the various building materials and cover up years of wear and tear.
Repurpose your garage
Look no further than your garage if you need extra living space and can’t afford an extension project. Repurposing your garage is an easy project that increases the overall value of your home if you end up selling it in the future. You can also turn your garage into anything you want, be it a home office, home cinema, gym, or an extra bedroom to host guests when they sleep over. Ensure you don’t stray too far from the existing theme of your home and hire an architect to help you get the correct proportions of features such as windows.
Change your windows
Your windows have the potential to change the personality of your home. If you don’t want to go through the process of obtaining planning permission, you could alter the shape and size of the window openings before fitting your replacement windows. However, it would be wise to be cautious when replacing windows in a period property as you could easily alter its authentic style. We also suggest you work with a FENSA-registered installer and comply with all building regulations as you undertake this project.
You don’t have to wait till you are ready to sell your home to upgrade the exterior. A little TLC can go a long way in improving its appearance. After all, who wouldn’t like to return to a beautiful home after a long day at work?
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