How Can I Increase My Home’s Kerb Appeal?

Home, Sweet Home. Even if you are not planning to sell your home in the near future, having welcoming exterior as an attraction to come home to after a long day is a real blessing.

It doesn’t take much to give your yard and front of your house a makeover, if it has been neglected, or just in need of refreshing to bring it up to date and, if you are planning on selling your house, you’ll want to make sure it is as appealing as possible to potential buyers, so they are more likely to make a bid.

A tidy, up to date home is a saleable home, but it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to bring your house up to the standard of 2021’s competitive real estate market. Here are our top ideas of how to increase your kerb appeal.

What Is Kerb Appeal

What Is Kerb Appeal?

Kerb appeal is a name given to the way your house and yard look at a first glance, especially in the context of selling your house, but it’s more than just the façade and front door colour. Its everything that you see: the letterbox, the patios, the flower beds and landscaping features, even down to the carport.

If the property has attractive features, then it has high or large kerb appeal. Your house can be a sanctuary to come home to and be appealing when viewed by potential buyers from the street. After all, first impressions last!

How Can I Increase My Home’s Kerb Appeal?

There are many simple things you can do to increase your kerb appeal, especially with an upcoming inspection for sale in mind. Even the smallest details can help to boost your properties value by increasing kerb appeal:

  • Make sure the lawn is neat and tidy. Get that mower out and make it presentable.
  • Top realtors also recommend not neglecting the nature strip, even though that isn’t technically on your property.
  • Weed the garden beds and move large garbage bins out of view.
  • Tidy up, polish, repaint or add a new house number.
  • Make sure no down pipes are loose and the gutters are cleared in case it rains on inspection day.

Planting Flowers Pays Off

Even if you haven’t got a green thumb, you should get into the garden and plant some flowers. If you don’t have any established garden beds, buy planter boxes from a hardware store which should be sturdy and attractive.

Planting is an inexpensive way to improve your home’s appearance, as plants can soften harsh architectural designs, and can have a calming effect, but remember to keep the flowers well-watered and maintained to create a good first impression.

If you’re improving your kerb appeal for your own sake rather than selling, try investing in built-in garden beds and a garden path to approach the house.

Maybe you could build small walls along the edges, which can create an illusion that your yard is larger than it is. Not only will this be inviting for you and your guests, but you will be providing a new home for local pollinators!

Your Door Is Central To Kerb Appeal

Your Door Is Central To Kerb Appeal

The front door can be one of the most striking features on a house front. You can improve your kerb appeal by replacing an outdated style of door, or re-painting/re-varnishing it after sanding it back.

Metal polish can make the handle and locks look like new by removing rust and dirt marks. You may even like to create a pop of colour and added character, by painting your door a striking colour, to stand out from the brick work and garden backdrop. Everyone will remember the “Blue Door House”.

Windows Coverings Are An Easy Solution

Windows are the first way that visitor will see inside your home as they approach the door. Making sure that you have dusted and ideally washed your windows will help increase your kerb appeal.

Another idea is to add a feature of outdoor blinds. Outdoor blinds can be fitted into most areas and are lockable to create added security. They can also completely enclose an outdoor area, creating additional selling features.

Outdoor blind features and benefits include:

  • Maximised attractiveness – hide away your bins behind custom built blinds and install side-tracks that can be powder coated in any colour.
  • Ease of use – outdoor blinds can be motorised for ease of operation.
  • Enclosed outdoor spaces – create additional living space and keep out insects.
  • Durability – stainless steel components for rustproofing in sea of lakeside environments.
  • Longevity – clear or tinted PVC has a 3-year warranty, acrylic blinds come with a 5-year warranty, and mesh can be up to a 10-year warranty.
Rake In Kerb Appeal With A Carport

Rake In Kerb Appeal With A Carport

If your property has no garage, consider adding a carport. If you are preparing to sell the property, think about sellers who filter for results that only have 1+ car spaces. Adding an undercover, safe place to park a car, boat, caravan or other motorised vehicles is an attractive feature.

A metal carport is a great investment to add durability (and protection from the elements) which will give your vehicles added longevity. Hunter Patios & Additions are able to design and tailor-suit a carport specifically for you to match the position that it will be built in, and your home around it. Every single carport installation is built to high quality specifications, which is why we guarantee quality and reliability.

Build An Attractive Deck That Can Be Seen From The Kerb

Move forward from just thinking about your dream deck: Get it built! A deck is a great way to increase living space and is an attractive feature to add to your property. Your deck can also house garden plants, and an outdoor eating area with colourful cushions which can help to increase kerb appeal.

Organising a deck to be built is easier than most people think. Since decks are commonly used by multiple people at a time, it is best to use a trusted deck builder. Hunter Patio & Additions have 35 years of experience in decking, which are custom built to your requirements.

Matching a new deck to your home’s style is essential to improving your home’s kerb appeal, so we only employ the most talented craftsmen in the industry who is fully licensed and will take care of the entire project from beginning to end.

Contact The Experts In Kerb Appeal

Contact The Experts In Kerb Appeal

Hunter Patio & Additions only use the best Australian made steel, meaning you get the best price without compromising on receiving the best quality. We offer free quotes onsite within 3 days, so you can make a decision quickly on how to increase your home’s kerb appeal, and we can design, build and install your new outdoor blinds, carport or deck the way you always dreamt it.

To find out how to increase your kerb appeal, come and visit out showroom located at 1/1 Kullara Close, Beresfield, NSW. Alternatively, you can email us by clicking here or call us on (02) 4966 8488 today!

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