Whether you are looking to sell your home or just want to ensure that your property looks as good as possible, kerb appeal is crucial. Kerb appeal is the very first impression you get from a house from the kerb and, if you’re selling your property, it’s of great importance when looking to secure viewings, getting a good price and selling quickly.
First impressions are everything in life and it’s no different when it comes to real estate. If you’ve got a house viewing lined up, you should certainly remove any rubbish as a very first step, trim back bushes, remove any weeds from your front garden, plant some new flowers and ensure that everything is clean and tidy.
However, there are some more permanent steps that you can take which will improve your kerb appeal, but also increase the value of your home. Read on to find out more.
Your walls are a crucial part of the fabric of your home and can become damaged when exposed to the elements over extended periods of time. Living in Scotland, we’re exposed to pretty adverse weather on a regular basis so the walls of our home are susceptible to weather damage.
If you’ve noticed that your walls are looking a bit tired and old, this can impact your kerb appeal and put doubts in the mind of your potential buyers. However, scheduling a wall coating on your walls will help to stem the ageing process of your walls and brighten them up.
This service can also weatherproof your walls in the future which means that there will be less work for the next resident to do on the home. Walls coatings can come in a range of colours which can be matched to the rest of the exterior to your home so you don’t need to sacrifice any style.
Roof Sealants Can Stem The Ageing of Your Roof
Similarly to wall coatings, roof coatings are also excellent at giving your roof a totally new lease of life and brightening it up, whether it’s made of asphalt or tiles. As well as making your roof look like new and improving the kerb appeal, roof coatings will also help to protect them from bad weather.
These attributes will increase the value of your home, extend the life of your roof, prevent damage and help a property sell quicker and for more.
Your front garden is one of the first things that a prospective buyer will see and the quality of it can make a huge difference to their perception of your property and whether they want to live there. Initially, you should ensure that you remove any weeds that have made their way into the property, mow the lawn and also trim back any hedges and bushes.
However, you could also invest in some improvements. Consider planting a statement tree or shrub to make your home stand out, buy a new bench that would provide a great place to read in the morning or build a small shed to keep the bins out of sight. A climber reaching up either side of your door is a great way to introduce a focal point for your foliage and getting in as much colour as possible will attract the right kind of attention.
Particularly if you live out in the rural countryside, a gate leading to your path and front door can make a huge difference in the aesthetics of the home. If you don’t have one, you should certainly consider installing a new and impressive front gate.
The gate you choose should reflect the overall style of your home. For a traditional rural property, consider buying an iron or wooden gate to tie in with the antiquity of the rest of the home. If you live in a larger manor home, you could flank a gate with stone pillars and if you live in a more modern property you could go with a sleek automated gate made from a combination of steel and wood.
If you live in a city, you’ll know the frustration of finding parking anywhere remotely near your home. That same frustration will undoubtedly be felt by people looking to buy your property, so having your own driveway is a huge step up which will attract more people and also increase the value of your home.
If you already have a driveway, take a closer look at it and see whether it could do with any work. If there are any weeds appearing in between the cracks or is the asphalt starting to crack? Fix these issues as a priority or even consider removing the entire thing and starting again with new tiles for a completely fresh look.
If you haven’t got a driveway already but you have space for one, you should certainly consider installing one. In many cases – when laying gravel, porous concrete or porous asphalt – you won’t need to get planning permission for a new driveway, however, it’s always worth checking with the local authorities. A driveway will increase the resale value of your home as well the kerb appeal.
Your windows and doors make a huge part of the front of your home and so should be well maintained or upgraded before your home goes on the market and before any viewings. If your old door is tired and dishevelled, it’s worth – at the very least – giving it a fresh coat of paint and updating the door furniture like knockers and handles. If it’s in really bad shape, you could replace the entire door with a new one which is bright, colourful and attractive. Matching your colours with the rest of your home is always a good idea.
When it comes to windows, you’ll want to clean them so there is no dust or muck hanging around anywhere. If you haven’t got double glazing yet, definitely consider having it installed and even think about painting the frames to brighten them up or to match the door.
Finally, lighting can be another great addition to the outside of your home. If you’ve got a seating area in your front garden, consider placing fairy lights around a nearby tree or bush to illuminate the area or stagger solar lights down the path to your front door. A couple of lanterns either side of your front door would also be another great addition and give the front of your home and enchanting feel at night.
Here at Kingdom Coatings, we’re hugely experienced when it comes to wall and roof coating in Scotland. If you’re looking for exterior wall coatings and roof coatings in Scotland, look no further!
Our professionals can carry out restoration work that will turn back the years on your roof and walls and protect them for the future as well. Our coating for exterior walls will help to improve your kerb appeal and it will also help to weather-proof your property as well. Here in Scotland, we’re not exactly known for the great weather so investing in protection against rain and wind will give your home more longevity.
To find out more, please feel free to contact us today. You can find us at Kingdom Coatings, Head Office, Unit 1 & 2, Block 2, Ward Street, Alloa Industrial Estate, Alloa, FK10 1ET, call us on 0800 228 9436 and email us at [email protected].