Top Tips for Maximising the Kerb Appeal of Your Home

You know the famous saying you only ever have one chance to make a good first impression? Well, that’s just as true with your home!

Most Brits haven’t refreshed the exterior of their house in more than eight years, whilst one in five admit it’s been more than 15 years according to research by Dulux Weathershield. That’s far too long! Everyone should take a good look at the outside of their home in order to add value, saleability, and enhance the kerb appeal.

The jobs you decide to tackle ultimately come down to your needs, priority and budget. Read on to discover our top tips to increase the kerb appeal of your home and if anything sparks inspiration, contact our friendly team to learn more about how we can help you today!

 1. Make a grand entrance

Regardless of the size of your home, driveway gates and fencing make an amazing focal point, instantly boosting the kerb appeal, whilst adding security and safety. The driveway gate design should reflect the period and style of your home. If you live in a country home,  think about a traditional aluminium driveway gate with stone pillars like the Quimper driveway gate or add ornamental features like finials or spirals like the Confort driveway gate. For those that live in a new-build, a modern design with straight clean lines in a contrasting colour, like the Maez driveway gate would be a great addition.

2. Add some greenery

An easy and relatively low-cost way to increase the kerb appeal of your home is to add some greenery. You don’t need a large front garden in order to make a statement. Rather, if you have less room to work with think vertical and plant a flowering wall climbing vine Climbing Hydrangeas and Coral Honeysuckles are our particular favourite. Hanging flower baskets are also a great addition! You can add brightly coloured flowers, fun and whimsical succulents or beautiful ornamental grasses. Beauty is in the detail, and hanging flower baskets are an amazing detail to add to any home.

3. Upgrade the path to your front door 

Keep doorways, pathways, steps, porches and front gardens free from dust, dirt, leaves and any clutter. Porches especially can quickly become a dumping grounds for clutter, so make an effort to keep the front clean and clutter free. If you have a small front garden think about adding a simple, yet beautiful water feature or bird bath. Add one of our beautifully crafted and intricately designed Victorian style garden bench and plant bright coloured flowers and ornamental grasses to make the front a peaceful escape, enticing birds and butterflies to visit.

 4. Think about functionality

When updating the kerb appeal of your home, it’s a great time to think about function as well as design. The VertiTex awning is an ideal solution for windows and balconies, providing both privacy and anti-glare protection. If you’d still like to enjoy the view, the VeriTex awning also comes in a variety of transparent fabrics for you to choose from.

Perhaps you would like to spend more time in your front garden, but privacy is a concern? The addition of the Paravento side awning will give you more privacy, whilst adding protection against the sun and wind, and can be mounted to any house wall. The Paravento side awning is a flexible alternative to fixed and often times less expensive than fences, walls or hedges.

5Complete the look with a garage door

Often the garage door is one of the last things homeowners upgrade when really it should be the first! There are many functional elements to consider when choosing the right garage door, however equally important is the design and how it fits into the overall look and feel of your home. There are a large number of garage doors on the market today and it is important to choose the right style and design that will work for you. Thinking about upgrading your garage door? See our full range of garage doors here.

Enhance the kerb appeal of your home with Crocodilla today…

We are a well-established, family-owned business, proud to be suppliers in a wide range of top-quality outdoor products from garage doors, driveway gates, verandas, patio awnings and more. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to help support with any of your home projects. Give us a call or send us a message and let us know how we can help you maximise the kerb appeal of your home today.

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