When you are trying to sell your house, you may hear your estate agent talk about kerb appeal. Your kerb appeal is the way people see your home from the outside. When you drive up to your house, does it look well-maintained and neat from the outside, or could it do with some TLC? If it’s the former, then you may need to work on your kerb appeal, and here are some ways you can do so.
- Paint your house
Painting your house is a big task, but it’s one of the most effective ways to improve kerb appeal. If you’re OK with ladders, do it yourself, otherwise, invest in help from the professionals.
- Paint your front door
If you don’t have the time or budget to do your entire house, at least paint your front door, as that’s something people will notice first. Choose a classic colour such as bright blue or red and add some brass hardware for a stylish look.
- Cut back trees and shrubs
Overgrown or dead trees or shrubs will instantly bring down your kerb appeal. If you have greenery that needs to get under control, hire experts in tree lopping Perth and get it sorted. This will ensure your garden looks well cared for, which reflects well on the rest of the property.
- Clean your windows
If there are no window cleaners locally, you can clean your own windows by:
- Mixing a solution of water and window cleaning product
- Using a soft brush to clean away dirt on the windows and frames
- Using a squeegee to get rid of excess water
- Using white vinegar or a window shining product to avoid water spots
Clean windows mean your home looks cared for and it can make a big difference to your property’s exterior.
- Plant some flowers
Not only are flowers pretty and decorative, they make your home look looked after and pleasant, so it instantly stands out from others in the street. You don’t need to do much, just a few window boxes are a good start.
- Finish those DIY jobs
From broken or overflowing gutters to a gate hanging off its hinges, any fixtures and fittings that are broken or have peeling paint will instantly make your exterior look a little sad. Make sure your fences, pipes and any other exterior fittings are well maintained.
- Put your bins away
Nothing is less appealing to a potential buyer than seeing overflowing bins outside your home. In the summer, there are also flies and rodents to deal with. Either put your bins away at the side or back of your home or invest in a bin store so you can hide them out of site. Try not to let bins overflow. Squash down your waste so it doesn’t end up spilling out into the garden.
Improving your home’s kerb appeal doesn’t take a lot of time or money. Some simple cleaning and tidying is often all that’s needed to make big improvements.