Whether you’re moving house or just expecting visitors now we’re all allowed them again, first impressions are key.
And it’s surprisingly easy to give visitors a good first impression by paying attention to your entranceway and front garden.
Focus on your front door
Replacing it might be an option but it may not be necessary. Repainting a peeling or tired looking wooden door can quickly give it a new lease of life. Upgrading door furniture including knockers, handles, numbers and letter boxes is also a great route to a fresh new look.
Keep it clean and tidy
It sounds obvious but a good clean is vital. Before viewings we strongly suggest ensuring the front approach to your home is as tidy as possible – first impressions are key. Don’t forget to aim high and clean any guttering, fascias and soffits, too – particularly before your property goes to the open market or photographs are taken.
Go for green
A freshly mowed lawn and trimmed hedges make the world of difference. If you don’t have much by way of a front garden then you might consider adding some potted plants to bring extra style and colour, or even adding a hanging basket or flower bed.
Spruce up drives, paths and gates
Matching your wooden gates to your door is great way to create a unified look. If the path leading to your home is dirty then replacing it might not be essential – spending an hour washing it down with a pressure washer might be all that’s required.
Add smart storage solutions
If you have items such as bikes, bins or sports equipment stored by your front door, tidy them away into some attractive storage to keep things neat. There are many affordable options if you don’t have a large shed or garage.
Light it up
Make your home more welcoming at night by adding appropriately placed lights.
Whatever you choose to do, make sure you stick to a consistent and uncluttered style that compliments your home’s architecture and gives a co-ordinated look.