Why Should You Care About Kerb Appeal?
We often get caught up with creating beautiful interior designs and tend to overlook the outside of our homes. By adding some simple improvements to the front of your property, you can really improve the overall kerb appeal of your home that will improve the value of your home and provide the perfect welcome for you and your guests.
Create An Entrance
Think about how your guests will arrive at your front door. Will they be walking along a path? Up a step? Creating an inviting entrance that extends all the way to your door is an excellent opportunity to show off your character.
A little bit of greenery will instantly add a natural feel to your property, especially if you have room for a small garden. A clean cut lawn or a flower bed with a mixture of scented flowers is a simple yet effective option.
But if you don’t have room for a small garden, why not opt for potted plants, window baskets, hanging baskets or climbing plants? These are simple and cheaper alternatives that also allow you to create an inviting entrance to your home. There are pro’s and con’s to all these options so you need to plan out which styles suit your property.
For example, if you door porch is narrow, having small plant pots might not be a good idea as they could be knocked over. Having hanging baskets, in this case, would be a more appropriate choice. Just remember to keep it simple and elegant!
Add A Lick Of Paint
Adding a new layer of paint to your windows or doors is an easy way to improve the exterior of your home. If you’re looking for a safe and smart option, opt for the classics such as white, black or soft greys. Notice how the white frames in the picture below jump out straight away.
But if you’re feeling like a Maverick then this is the perfect chance to experiment. Choosing a bright colour is the best way to make a statement. Either way, adding a new lick of paint will definitely boost the kerb appeal of your home! It also shouldn’t take too long to complete and you can always paint over with a new shade if you feel like changing.
Replace Your Windows & Doors
If you seek to create a bigger impact on your home’s kerb appeal or a new layer of paint just isn’t good enough, then consider replacing your windows & doors entirely. Beside’s the improvement in energy efficiency and interior comfort, replacement windows & doors are a good way to improve the outside aesthetics of your home.
This also gives you the opportunity to experiment with different materials such as timber, aluminium clad wood or fibreglass. This is an investment that homeowners will make once or twice with their homes, that will allow them to reap the benefits long into the future. Marvin offer’s an extensive range of different styles for both period and modern style homes. Click here to view our gallery.
Brighten Up Your Property With Lighting
Aside from the practical and security elements, installing lighting features on your property is a fantastic way to create a warm atmosphere around your home. This allows you to really highlight the architectural integrity of your home during the night. Opting for motion sensor or solar lights are the more energy efficient choice by far, but there’s something special about having a few lights left turned on for longer durations on your property.
Opting for motion sensor or solar lights are the more energy efficient choice by far, but there’s something special about having a few lights left turned on for longer durations on your property.
Smarten Up Your Driveway
A driveway can often be overlooked due to the practical nature of it. However, putting in a little effort and design into it can really help improve your home’s kerb appeal. If possible opt for gentle kerbs around your driveway rather than straight to enhance it into another design feature. Adding in a small garden on the outskirts or a circular flower bed in the centre with a small tree are just a number of designs that you can choose.
Adding in a small garden on the outskirts or a circular flower bed in the centre with a small tree are just a number of designs that you can choose.
The key thing to remember when trying to improve your home’s kerb appeal is to add your own unique designs in order to reflect your individuality. If you’re looking for more inspiration for your next project, why not check out our numerous case studies by clicking on the link below!