The saying don’t judge a book by it cover doesn’t really apply when it comes to the front of your home. The simple truth is that people do. The front of the home and how much kerb appeal it has impacts upon visitors’ impressions of you and your home before they’ve even stepped over the threshold.
There are so many quick, easy and relatively cost-effective ways to improve the front of your home, so we thought we’d share our top five with you.
1) Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting will add a warm, welcoming feel to the entrance of your home. With autumn looming and the nights becoming darker what better time to add some lanterns or pendent lighting along the walkway and to frame your front door? These can be shop bought or if you’d like to create your own there are some fantastic step by step guides to creating your own on Pinterest.
2) Update your front door
Gone are the days of the predictable white UPVC door. There are lots of options in terms of materials, colours, designs and glazing. Solidor for example can offer you 23 different hues and over 50 different door styles to consider. There’s also the added flexibility for you to select a different colour both inside and out so you can have a door that really suits the internal and external style of your home. Find out more about Soldior Timber core composite doors by clicking here
3) Pots and Planers
If updating your front door isn’t something that you’re ready to do just now, then why not add some colourful pots and planters to frame the door to create pleasing symmetry. By planting different varieties of flowers that bloom in spring, summer and into autumn, you’ll ensure that you have beautiful colours framing the door all year round.
4) Add a canopy
A canopy over the front door is as practical as it is pretty! It will frame the front door but also allow any rain water to fall sideways rather than directly on to the door step, keeping visits dry whilst they wait to be welcomed inside.
5) Add a door wreath
We say this a lot, but a wreath isn’t just for the festive period. By adding a wreath to your front door you’ll creative a friendly and inviting entrance. There are plenty of shops that sell both real and artificial wreaths, but if you’ve got a creative spark then why not have a go at making your own? That way you have the flexibility to truly express yourself and it’ll be unique to you and your home.
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So there you have our top five ways to improving the kerb appeal of your home, we hope you enjoy putting them into practice.