The façade of a house leaves a lasting impression on buyers and has a major impact on resale value. What can you do to boost your curb appeal?
We’re told that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but in the case of househunting, the façade of a property is one of the first and most important impressions you can give to buyers about the home within. Buyers are driven in equal parts by emotion and practicality, so not only should your house project the kind of quality and integrity that is worthy of their investment but also the kind of lifestyle they could live.
The aesthetics of a home are the first thing that buyers are drawn to so imagine yourself walking to the front door of your home as a first-time visitor and make a mental checklist of details that could be sharpened.
Now more than ever, a house surrounded by lush gardens provides a welcome escape for those stuck at home. Without undertaking a full landscape renovation, there are a number of quick and efficient upgrades you can make to the garden all year round.
Over time, we can become a little immune to the wear and tear of the house we call home.
Based on Carolyn’s experience, common outdoor features including rusty gates, sagging washing lines or guttering, threadbare welcome mats and scratched front door paint are regularly overlooked when preparing the house for sale. These are easy fixes, which when forgotten, can do a major disservice to the overall value. The front door is truly a gateway to the rest of the house and can have a major impact on people’s perception of the home.