Relaters often talk about the importance of a property’s ‘curb appeal’, which is the exterior appearance of a house when seen from the curb side. Although it seems somewhat superficial, the way your home looks on first impression plays an important role in how people perceive your home and can even affect the value if you ever decide to sell. In this article, we take a look at 5 key ways you can boost your curb appeal.
Rethink your paving
Driveways and paths make up a significant proportion of most house fronts, so it’s important to choose a surfacing option that is attractive and fits in well with the aesthetics of your home. Decorative concrete solutions like exposed aggregate are a stylish and durable surfacing solution that comes in a diverse range of colours to suit every exterior. Dirty, damaged or uneven paving will make your front yard look messy, so it’s important to perform regular maintenance on your drive and paving to ensure they don’t deteriorate.
Fill in the bald spots
Nothing makes a yard look scrappy quite like a balding front lawn. Reseeding, watering, mowing, and regularly fertilising your lawn is one of the easiest things you can do to lift the appearance of your home’s exterior and there are plenty of hardy grass varieties which are equipped to handle Melbourne’s weather extremes.
Consider the door
Your front door is the centrepiece of your house front, and is often a strong indication of what the interior is going to look like. Painting your door a distinctive primary colour can help to add character to the exterior of your home, and investing in a quality doorknocker or doorknob will give your façade polish.
Get serious about the hardware
Your fence, garage door, and mailbox are probably not things you would ordinarily give a lot of thought to, but they play a prominent role in the landscape of your front yard. Make sure these features are regularly cleaned, painted, and maintained so that your façade looks neat and well cared for.
Discover your green thumb
Healthy plants are a universal symbol of a well cared for home and having a nice garden makes a strong impression on visitors and potential buyers alike. Even if you’re not particularly keen on gardening, it’s still possible to create a colourful and stylish garden using low maintenance, drought tolerant varieties such as succulents and natives.
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