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Budget-Friendly Ways To Add Kerb Appeal To Your Home

As a homeowner, you may have heard the term “kerb appeal” thrown around. But what exactly does it mean? Kerb appeal, similar to the US term curb appeal, refers to the visual attractiveness of your home from the street, or “kerb”. It encompasses everything from the exterior of your house, to your landscaping, to the condition of your driveway and walkways.

Why is kerb appeal important? Well, it’s often the first impression potential buyers will have of your home. A well-maintained and visually appealing exterior can make a significant impact on a potential buyer’s decision to step inside and take a closer look.

But improving your home’s kerb appeal doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some budget-friendly ways to enhance your home’s exterior and boost its kerb appeal.

Paint your front door

One of the simplest ways to add a pop of color and visual interest to your home’s exterior is by painting your front door. Choose a bold, eye-catching color that complements the existing colors of your home, such as to match your window frames or brickwork. Anthracite is a trending colour at the moment, so use a more modern colour over the traditional brown, red or white.

black door with flowers around
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Add some plants

HomelyHabitat.com made a great suggestion about using potted plants to spruce up the front of your home, with minimal cost and time involved. A little bit of greenery can go a long way in improving your home’s kerb appeal. Consider adding some potted plants or hanging baskets near your front door, or plant some flowers along your walkway. It’s such a quick and easy way to add colour, whilst the natural plants add a natural touch.

Clean your windows

Dirty or streaky windows can detract from the overall appearance of your home’s exterior. Take the time to clean your windows inside and out, and consider adding window boxes or shutters to enhance their visual appeal.

Trim and prim

If you have a driveaway or front garden area with grass, pathway, bushes or something similar leading to your front door, then focus on tidying this up. Prune bushes so that they don’t look overgrown, cut the grass and have a good sweep. If you have a fence at the front of your home, it’s also a good idea to give this a paint, especially in a modern, up-to-date colour, and potentially one that will match the colour of your front door.

white house with yellow door
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Repaint or refresh your exterior

While repainting your entire house may not be feasible on a tight budget, you can still freshen up your home’s exterior by repainting or touching up problem areas. Consider painting your trim or shutters a different color, or pressure washing your siding to remove dirt and grime.

Install outdoor lighting

Outdoor lighting not only enhances your home’s visual appeal at night, but it also adds an extra layer of safety and security. Install some affordable solar-powered lights along your walkway or driveway for an easy upgrade.

By implementing some or all of these budget-friendly tips, you can enhance your home’s kerb appeal and make a great first impression on potential buyers. And even if you’re not planning on selling your home anytime soon, a visually appealing exterior can boost your home’s overall value and make you proud to call it your own.

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