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How to improve your kerb appeal

Kerb appeal social

So what is kerb appeal?

Simply put, kerb appeal is how attractive your home looks from the street.

First impressions count and the outside of your home is an advert for what lies inside.  A home that looks well maintained and cared for from the outside will be more attractive and inviting to buyers coming to see inside.

If you’re hoping to attract more than trick or treaters to your door this month, read on to learn our top tips on how to improve your kerb appeal.


VMH top tips for boosting kerb appeal


Freshen up your front door

Whether you live in a main door house or a tenement flat, the front door is big focal point.

A fresh coat of paint or a good clean, along with a polished letter box can make all the difference.  And if you don’t already have one, consider adding a door number to make your home easy to identify.


Clean the windows



Dirt and grime can build up quickly at this time of year so give your windows a good scrub to make your property shine.

Not only will they look better from the outside but clean windows will also help let in more light, making your rooms appear brighter and fresher.


Light it up

A well lit path or driveway can help create a safe and inviting entrance, particularly at this time of year so consider adding wall or security lights, or adding solar powered lights around the garden.


Love your garden


With the change in season gardens can quickly be overcome with fallen leaves.

Take time to sweep these away and trim the grass so it looks neat and tidy.

Clear away the weeds and try adding a few potted plants to add a pop of colour.



Clean patios, paths and driveways

A good powerwash can brighten up the grimiest of paved or concrete paths and driveways.


Communal areas

If you’re selling a flat, remember viewers will enter the communal stairwell first so make sure to give it a sweep and check that all the lighting is working.

Your street can also influence your buyer so make sure to pick up any rubbish near your front door.


Ring ding dong

Make sure to check your doorbell is working. You don’t want to have spent all that time getting your property ready for sale only to miss viewers when they pop by.

If you live in a flat, consider popping a sticker on the entry-phone so buyers know which flat is for sale.

If you’re thinking of selling, contact us to discuss the next steps.