Street appeal is that first look, that open book, that invitation to design the front of your home as beautifully as the interior of your home. You know you need to, right?
No-one should do it but we do – we judge a book by its cover, and we all guilty of judging a house by its street appeal and what it looks like on the outside.
We’re only human after all, so we generally ike everything in life to look pretty (or at least organised). Therefore, we need to make sure that our stunning interiors are not let down by the drab exterior of our home.
In some tiny way we want to make our neighbours go green with envy, and we want everyone to think that we have the best house on the road. We want a house that shouts style.
Street Appeal Ideas To Bring Value and Second Glances
Make That Front Garden Look Inviting
We often neglect our front garden because we spent most of our time in the back garden. However, the street appeal of a front garden is what visitors see first. It needs to a lush and inviting space. You can now design your dream garden really easily using an app.
Download the app and start thinking about where you would like your flowers to go. Ask yourself if there is space for a tree and some seating?
The Outside Of Your Home
Check how your roof is looking. Does it look like it is in good condition or does it need some tiles replacing? You could add some composite cladding to the outside of your home. WPC is a great low maintenance alternative to timber. No oiling or staining is required.
Is Your Garage Looking Beautiful?
Don’t neglect the street appeal of your garage. It is just as important as your home. Does it need a clean? Are the doors showing any signs of rust? Is your garage door working properly? Get that garage door replaced if it is no longer working.
Your Front Door
This is the focal point for anyone coming to visit your home. You want that front door looking its best. What does that front door say about you? You want a bright and bold colourful door! This will tell everyone that you are fun person. You also need to make sure that your front door is looking clean and that any door fixtures are polished.
Symmetry is pleasing to the eye. A great way of enhancing the street appeal of a home is with symmetry. Frame your front door with two sidelights, or you could have a plant on either side. This will look lovely and effectively guide visitors into your home.
Shutters are very popular right now and they are a super stylish addition to the home. Adding some Sacramento plantation shutters are really easy to install and they will really change the look of your house.
Driveways And Paths
Your driveway and path need to be looking clean and well maintained. If they are stained or have cracked bricks or concrete then think about relaying or resurfacing. You may be able to repair small cracks and stains yourself with filler or a high-pressure washer, respectively. Kill any weeds that have taken residence in your driveway and paths with orgnaic weed killers that won’t affect children, pets, or native animals.
Street appeal is very important, especially if you are planning to sell your house. It doesn’t take much to have your home looking its best.
Some routine maintenance, keeping bushes trimmed and power washing the exterior of your home and driveway, can make a massive difference. It doesn’t need to cost lots of money but it will make your home look like a million dollars!