The exterior appearance of your property is known as it’s ‘curb appeal’ and this can play an important role in the valuation of your home. Although it might seem superficial when compared to the internal features of your home, first impressions really do count on the modern property market. This week, we run through five things you can do to boost the curb appeal of your home.
Re-do your driveway
In most Australian front yards, paving takes up a significant proportion of the yard space and therefore plays an important role in determining curb appeal. Resurfacing your asphalt paving or driveway is a simple, cost effective way to make your yard look neat and fresh.
Give your lawn some TLC
Nothing damages a property’s curb appeal quite like a scrappy, unkempt looking front lawn. If you are committed to the idea of having a lawn as part of your garden landscape, make sure you properly maintain it with regular mowing, weeding, watering and fertilising. On the other hand, if you decide lawn upkeep is too demanding, get rid of it and opt instead for a low maintenance option like paving or a rock garden.
Don’t forget about your front door
The front door is the central focal point of your home’s exterior, and it’s often the first thing the viewer’s eye is drawn to when looking at your property. As such, painting your front door in a statement colour, or investing in a quirky knocker and doorknob is an easy and affordable way to enhance the exterior of your home, and pique a potential buyer’s interest about what might lie inside.
Think about your perimeter
Hardscaping elements like your garage door, fence, and mailbox might seem like minor details to you, but these things provide your front hard with shape and definition, so it’s important not to overlook them. Taking the time to ensure these details are properly maintained will help convey the image of a neat, well cared for home to potential buyers.
Show your garden some love
A thriving front garden is essential window dressing when it comes to impressing potential buyers. Even if you’re not a passionate green thumb, it’s possible to make a statement using hardy, low maintenance plants like native grasses and succulents near the entranceway.
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