How many homes have you dismissed due to the way in which they look from the outside? When it comes to homes, first impressions really do matter. Many of us are guilty of letting the presentation of the front of our homes slide and focus solely on updating the insides.
This month we explore the ways in which you can enhance the look of your home and increase your kerb appeal:
The Front Door
It goes without saying – the eye is instantly drawn to the front door of every home we see. With a wide range of front doors available to us nowadays, why not take advantage of the options available and choose one to spruce up the exterior of your home. Aluminium doors offer an unrivalled variety with a multitude of shapes, designs and colours which will add brightness to your home in an instant. You might also consider uPVC doors, designed to be functional as well as pleasing to the eye. Explore all 12 colours, your preferred style of handle and knocker and design of the front door to create your personal captivating aspect.
Create a stylish impact with your choice of paving stones. A structured path, lit up with solar lighting, creates an inviting walkway direct from kerb to front door. Select the best tiles to compliment your home, from an antique style for the more traditional home, to geometric patterns for the more modern home. If you are looking for an instant way to spruce up your kerb appeal, a power washer may be all you need to brighten up that pathway.
Something as simple as adding greenery to the outside of your home is a good way to brighten up the kerb appeal. Trimmed hedges and shaped bushes create a neat and attractive look for the outside. Why not use symmetry to highlight your front door and place two identical plants either side of the entrance? Just remember, greenery should be used to enhance the look of your home, not hide it. Be sure to keep your plants trimmed neatly throughout the year to keep the kerb appeal at a high.
Get creative with your choice of canopy. Choose a colour that compliments your home and a style that shapes your front door. You could also fit spotlights underneath to attract passing eyes to the sleek looking entrance of your home, as well as giving it that added security effect.
Looking for advice on how to improve your kerb appeal? Our friendly 1st Scenic team are here to help. Call us on 01689 768339 or send an email to and we’ll be delighted to answer any questions that you may have.