We all do it. We all walk along our street, comparing the style of our home to others along the road. Don’t lie! We all know the truth! It’s only natural to want the best-looking house in the neighbourhood. Once you settle into your own place, you become house-proud. You’ll do everything you can to improve the aesthetics (and show off to the neighbours). It’s also good when it comes to buying or selling a house. The front aspect of your property is one of the most important factors when it comes to value. With that in mind, it pays to renovate the front of your home. Here’s how:
- Tend to the greenery
If you’re lucky enough to have a lawn and some flowerbeds in the front garden, make sure they’re well-kept. An untidy lawn is like a bad haircut; it makes the whole house look scruffy. Mow the lawn regularly, and keep the edges sharp and pristine. Keep those hedges trimmed back and shapely. If you’ve got flower beds, keep an eye on their growth, and deadhead them regularly. The experts at Miller Son Tree Service also tell us that unruly, overgrown trees will spoil the overall aesthetic. If this is a problem for you, invest in decent tree surgery.
- New front door
A beautiful front aspect is all about symmetry. The front door is usually the centrepiece, and it immediately draws the eye. That’s why it’s the first job on your list when it comes to renovation. A stunning front door will draw attention, and give a wonderful first impression. If you can’t afford to replace the entire door, make small changes to the features. Start by painting the door itself, to modernise it, and hide the ageing giveaways. Next, replace the letterbox, door knocker, and number.
- Clean windows
You won’t believe the subtle difference it makes when you clean the windows thoroughly. It gives the entire house a sparkle and fresh aesthetic. Our advice is to clean them inside and out with professional cleaning products. Try to stay on top of this with regular updates.
It’s very easy for paths and driveways to buckle under pressure and start cracking. Changes in temperature will cause them to expand and contract. Over time, those cracks will get bigger, and weeds will fill the gaps. Sometimes, the best thing to do is simply pull up the old flagstones, and replace them. Set aside a weekend to take on this project, or hire the experts to do it for you.
- Gutters and roofing
It’s not the most exciting job out there, but getting up onto the roof is essential. Your gutters fill up with dirt quickly, and can cause damage to the house. The weight will slowly pull the gutters off the roof, and it will look unsightly. As for the roof itself, keep an eye out for missing slates and tiles. It’s like having a missing tooth!
Take these steps, and you’ll soon have the best-looking house on the street!