People these days are obsessed with images. You hear about people doing it for the gram and discussing all the different filters that can be used to make their photographs look better. But what if something really did look better, no filter necessary?
Your house is an integral part of your life and deserves some attention. The first impression people get of your home is when they see it from the street, so it’s important it looks just as nice on the outside as it does on the inside.
On that note, whether you’re planning to sell your house or you just want to impress your neighbours, the following are 3 easy ways to boost your home’s curb appeal;
- Invest in some window boxes and flowers
Some people send hours upon hours in their gardens, weeding and pruning everything to perfection and honing their horticultural skills. However, we aren’t all lucky enough to have garden space to demonstrate our skills. If this is you, perhaps you can consider window boxes or a big flowerbed to brighten your house. Bright, fresh flowers bring a touch of class to your home and they’re not that expensive to buy.
- Power wash your home
If you’re not horticulturally gifted, or you just don’t want the trouble of maintaining flowers, have you considered giving the outside a bit of a clean?
Even if you had the nicest flower beds and most beautifully mowed lawn, your home wouldn’t look its best with a dirty drive and exterior. It would be like a full face of make-up without washing your hair!
Power washing is a great way to instantly boost your home’s curb appeal and give it that fresh, just painted look. It is suitable for your driveway, the door step, the garage, and the walls and windows to make sure all those little weeds that grow in the cracks and crevices of your home are blasted away leaving clean mortar underneath.
There are many different types of power washing. Soft power washing removes dirt and grime from walls and gutters without damaging the bricks, paint, or any plants surrounding your property. Hot power washing is the best way to leave your home sparkling. Suitable for all siding types, hot power washing effectively eliminates all the moss, mildew and general grime that builds up on your property over time to leave it looking as good as new.
- Paint the outside of your house
When was the last time your house was painted? If the answer is more than 4 years ago, it’s time to call your local painter and book a call out. Be sure to choose a colour that you think will highlight the best features of your home and ask your painter for recommendation on the best quality paint for exterior walls. Choosing a separate colour for the trims around the windows and doors is always a good idea.
Combinations such as grey and white, clay and mossy green, mocha chocolate and pale blue and white and ocean blue are always winners.
And there you have it – 3 simple and very affordable ways to boost your home’s curb appeal – which of the above projects are you going to do first?