How to Create a Welcoming Entranceway

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Whilst the outward appearance to your home might not matter much to you, to a visitor or potential buyer, the first impression they have of your home plays an important role in crystallising their feelings towards the property as a whole, so it’s crucial that you get it right. In this article, Asphalt Driveways in Melbourne look at five simple ways you can boost the ‘curb appeal’ of your home to make it more enticing for guests or prospective buyers.

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Create a garden path
Pathways play a crucial role in drawing all the different elements of your garden together and providing a clear direction for visitors to walk up. Asphalt paving is an ideal solution if you are working within a tight budget, and want a surfacing solution that doesn’t take away from the colours and textures of your garden.

Make lawn care a priority

A balding lawn is never a good look and it makes your yard appear unkempt. If you have a front lawn, take the time to reseed any bald spots, regularly water it during the summer months, and mow and fertilise it as well. The best impression of one property is with excellent exterior and interior – like in example ko samui villas. If you don’t have the time or energy required to maintain a traditional lawn, try investigating hardier varieties of grass or consider doing away with it all together.


Paint your door
Your front door is like the exclamation point of your home’s exterior, and we often psychologically associate the appearance of the front door to the interior appearance of a home, so it pays to give it a little TLC from time to time. Consider adding character to the exterior of your home by painting your front door a bright colour, investing in some elegant brass finishing, or placing potted plants either side of the entrance.


Don’t forget about the fence
Things like the door of your garage, mailbox, and fence play more than just a functional role in your front yard, they contribute to the overall aesthetic statement. Schedule regular cleaning, maintenance and painting sessions every six months to keep your yard looking neat.

Get planting

A well considered garden is crucial in creating a good first impression of your home. Low maintenance plants like Australian natives, succulents, cacti and foliage are all ideal options if you’re not a green thumb, as they are hardy, drought tolerant, and still contribute colour and texture to your yard.

Custom Asphalt is Melbourne’s asphalt expert and have extensive experience working with residents, businesses, and local councils to create sophisticated asphalt surfacing solutions. To learn more about how we can help you boost your curb appeal, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 0418 137 943.