As a homeowner, your number one priority should be keeping on top of maintenance tasks and keeping your home in tip-top condition.
As well as caring for the inside of your property, it is also important to make time to take care of the outside of your home. In fact, maintaining the outside of your home is even more important than maintaining the inside.
If you fail to keep the outside of your property looking pretty, it will lose value, as well as curb appeal – which is not something you want.
You may not be planning to sell your property just yet, but it pays to be prepared. Potential buyers will form opinions about your home within the first few seconds of seeing it, so it is important that the outside, as well as the inside, is a pretty as possible.
To help you give the outside of your home a beauty boost, we have put together some handy tips below:
De-weed and de-clutter
The first thing you should do to spruce up the outside of your home is de-weed and de-clutter. You would be amazed at how much of a difference clearing away all the old junk and weeds from your garden will make.
Anything that is old or broken get rid of, and anything that you want to keep should be stored in the shed or garage. The next step is to go around the garden getting rid of all the weeds; the best way to do this is with a pet-friendly weed killer.
Pressure wash or repaint the house
If your home’s exterior is looking a little grimy, it is important to address this by either pressure washing it or re-painting it. The cheapest and easiest option is to pressure wash, but if the paint has started to bubble or peel, repainting might be your only option.
If you have to repaint, but don’t have the time to do it yourself, you could always hire a professional to do it for. It will work out more expensive than taking the DIY route, but you can guarantee that the quality will be far better.
Give the porch a boost
If your front porch is starting to look a little worse for wear, think about how you can give it a beauty boost. Perhaps you could add some pretty pot plants or hanging baskets? Or, maybe you could invest in a new front door?
Adding new container plant displays to your porch is a fantastic way to add a splash of colour to your porch. It is also a great way to showcase any potential buyers the potential your property has, in terms of growing beautiful plants and shrubs.
One of the first things people are drawn to when they see your property for the first time is your front door, so it is important that if your door is looking worn, that you replace it. While the look of your front door is important, it is also crucial that your front door is safe and secure. Opt for a door that has a lock built in to it or consult a locksmith for help or advice fitting a new lock.
Another way you can give your front porch a boost is by adding outdoor furniture, creating a more useable and useful space.
Add garden furniture
Although most people choose to have garden furniture in their backyard, there is nothing wrong with having furniture in your front yard too. As long as you choose furniture that fits in well with the style of the property, garden furniture can make your home even more appealing.
The key to keeping your front yard looking as well cared for and maintained as possible is putting in the time. While it takes time to keep your home looking great, it is definitely worth the effort.