Top Tips For Making Your Home More Welcoming
Making A Grand Entrance!
It goes without saying the front of your property gives your visitors the first impressions of your home. So it’s important to ensure that you make the most of the exterior area of your home.
Many home owners make the mistake of concentrating all their efforts on the back of their properties, where they spend most of their time. But don’t follow in their misguided ways; it is just as important to spend time and money on the front of your home. Not only will visitors enjoy a well-kept and improved entrance, you too will benefit from these improvements being able to see and enjoy these enhancements each time you come home.
So let’s look at some ideas big and small to enhance and improve your homes front exterior.
Frame Your Door
A new GRP door canopy instantly improves the look of the property by providing dimension and shelter. It can be installed as a small DIY project or fitted by a professional.
Low Maintenance Gardens
Keep your front garden as low maintenance as you can, this way you can spend more time in the back garden either working or relaxing. Ideas that works well include; hedging, gravel, block pathing, bark, sleepers, ever green shrubs and containers.
Keep shrubs and other plants clear from the entrance and windows, so not to obscure entry or block the natural day light. When planting use a liner over the soil after planting and then cover in bark to give a nice uniform look and keep the weeds at bay.
Adding new accessories gives your front entrance personality and makes a huge difference to your home.
Look at the style of your property and compliment the house by dressing it with accessories that match its age and design.
New hardware for your front door can refresh and enhance the appearance of your door. Period and traditional homes benefit from the use of black wrought iron or brass fittings, whereas newer and modern homes suit brush chrome or silver features.
Keep It Fresh
Nothing ages a property more than flaking old paintwork. Take a look at the paint work on the exterior of your property and gauge whether a lick of paint could make a big difference to the appearance of your house.
Before you start to repaint consider a new colour scheme. Take into consideration the style of the house and colour of the brickwork, and then choose colours that work well with these aspects and will enhance its appearance. For example; imagine Buckingham Palace with fuchsia pink gates and doors. It doesn’t quite work does it? Be true to your home and dress it in a style that it deserves.
Let There Be Light
Lighting benefits your home in two ways, not only does it provide light and security it also looks amazing. Solar lights are a good option if you are unsure how to carry out wiring jobs etc. and also won’t cost you anything to run.
However you decide to enhance your property the changes you implement will add a small amount of value, great curb appeal and enjoyment for everyone who visits the property.