Are you wondering what you can do to boost the curb appeal of your home?
There has been a significant drop in property transactions in the last quarter (there's been a 36 per cent dip on the long-term average), and that means your home's kerb appeal has never been more important. So, what can you do to create a better initial impression for your home's exterior?
Well, David O'Mara, the marketing manager at Hormann UK, sponsor of the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show (28-31 March, NEC, Birmingham), is explaining all...
1. The point of kerb appeal is creating a good first impression. It can be easy to put your energy into creating an impressive interior, but you need to remember that it's the exterior that everyone will see first.
2. If you're looking to increase your property's value, making sure your paintwork is fresh, the garden is tidy, and the windows and doors are clean will set you well on your way. In fact, nearly a third of Brits will happily pay 25 per cent more if a home appears stylish outside - proof, if you needed any, that a first impression counts with your home.
3. If you have a garage, it's the door that will take up a significant part of your home's exerior. Having either an out-dated or scruffy garage door is a sure way to affect your property's appearance.
4. If you want to work on your kerb appeal, consider a garage door that will work alongside your other windows and doors. For instance, how about going for a stone grey theme? It's a great way to come up with a harmonious look.