The front aspect of your property is the first thing anyone sees. It has to make a big impression. It’s up to you to give it that ‘wow-factor’. After all, who doesn’t want the best-looking house on the street? It’s particularly important if you’re selling your property. Buyers often make a decision about the house within seconds. Those first impressions are crucial!
Even if you’re not selling, it’s nice to take pride in the appearance of your property. We could all do a thing or two to improve the front aspect. In the real estate industry, they call this ‘curb appeal’, and we’re here to help you make it better. Today, we’re focusing on the luxury tweaks you can make here. The tips below will add a touch of class and sophistication to your property. Let’s take a look, shall we?
If you’re lucky enough to have a front yard or garden, it’s important to take good care of it. Simple landscaping and pruning is your first job. Keep the lawn trim and tidy; don’t forget to remove the weeds and neatly finish the edges. Cut back any large bushes or trees that invade your space too. You could even try a small front patio area. Lastly, plant a bright row of flowers to define the boundaries and bring colour into your garden.
New front door
You won’t believe the difference a new front door will make. It’s a simple change, but it will really alter the entire feel of the home. If you’re on a budget, try replacing the door fittings. Upgrade the locks, door knob, and letter box to new brass alternatives. You could also try painting the old door to give it a fresh new look. This trick works every time.
A quick way to add that feeling of luxury and exclusivity is by installing electric gates. It will instantly improve the perceived luxury of the home and add value to the property. Most importantly, it will provide safety and security. Most of these gates are tested as part of a strict home security package.
Paths and driveways
Over time, our paths and driveways quickly deteriorate. Cracks can form in the concrete or the tiles and weeds will infiltrate the space. It’s worth making some big changes here. Pull up the original pathways and replace with new, modern paving slabs. You can get creative here, but try to keep things uniform and simple.
You might not necessarily associate lighting with the front of your home, but it can be very effective. Outdoor lamps and lanterns can give your home a warm, inviting glow as the darker evenings draw in. It also acts as another security feature. Security lights ward of intruders and act as a safeguard for your property.
You may also want to consider some more structural changes to the roof and walls themselves. Of course, this is a bigger job requiring a professional touch. For now, get started on these quick tips. You’ll have the best looking house on the street in no time!