Does your home have kerb appeal? Simple tips to spruce up the outside
IF your home’s kerb appeal makes a great first impression, everyone — including potential buyers — will want to see what’s inside. Check out these simple, low-cost improvements that you can do in a day, a week, or a month.
Dress up the front door
Your home’s front entry is the focal point of its kerb appeal. Make a statement by giving your front door a blast of colour with paint or by installing a wooden door. Clean off any dirty spots around the handle and use metal polish on the door fixtures.
Replace old hardware
House numbers, the entry door lockset, a wall-mounted mailbox and an overhead light fixture are all elements that can add style and interest to your home’s exterior. If they’re out of date or dingy, your home may not be conveying the aesthetic you think it is. These elements add the most appeal when they function collectively, rather than as mix-and-match pieces. Brass finishes suit traditional homes, while brushed nickel suits more contemporary ones.