We go to great lengths to decorate our home interiors, but it’s often the exterior that needs a bit of an update. As the first view that people have of our homes, the front garden or yard is of great importance.
There are many ways to make your home stand out on your street, without breaking the bank or annoying your neighbours. Here are a few simple things you can do to boost your home’s kerb appeal.
Add an attractive mailbox
This first tip is so simple, but you might be surprised by its impact. A mailbox upgrade is a quick and easy way to make your home stand out on your street. There are different mailbox designs to suit all types of properties, from classic styles to fun and quirky ones.
If you live in a multi-resident dwelling, you can still benefit from this tip. This upgrade can still be achieved with a multi-unit mailbox. This mailbox design can also be personalised with the clever use of a harmonious colour palette and elegant number decals on each box.
Install window boxes
Window boxes are a creative and practical solution to the problem of having no garden. If you’d like some fragrant plants or pretty flowers outside your home, window boxes or outdoor hanging baskets are an easy option.
This is particularly effective if you have small, uninspiring windows facing the street. Window boxes are easy to make, but if you’re not a DIY expert many garden centres sell window box kits.
Window boxes can be painted for a pop of colour and filled with aromatic green herbs to use in the kitchen. Or you can fill them with colourful flowers and keep the window boxes plain. Either way, they’ll make the entrance to your home more appealing, while also being beneficial to local wildlife.
Make a path from paving stones
Is your front garden an overgrown jungle? This will detract from the look of your property and can even decrease its value. But an unkempt garden can be beautified more quickly than you think.
Set aside some time to tackle basic garden jobs such as mowing the lawn and weeding. Then, if you have the space for it, create both order and interest with a winding path to your door. Paving stones are widely available and easy to maintain.
Create interest with a water feature
Even the most compact front yard will look more elegant with the addition of a classic water feature or bird bath. An attractive front garden not only improves the look of your home; it’s good for the environment too.
Water features will attract birds and insects that are beneficial to your garden. If you’re concerned about water usage, or live in a water-scarce area, these features can be designed to use runoff water from your gutters.
Add a gazebo or deck area
The addition of a gazebo or stained wooden deck area offers two great benefits.
Firstly, you will create an inviting outdoor entertainment or relaxation area. A qualified landscaper can help you explore possibilities for your outdoor space. Even smaller properties can benefit from a cleverly designed outdoor leisure area.
And secondly, a gazebo or deck area is likely to increase the value of your property. This type of outdoor space will certainly appeal to potential homebuyers. It’s a good idea to keep the style of your gazebo or deck in harmony with the rest of your home’s exterior for a more coherent look.
Have you got any tips to make your home stand out in your street?