Almost everyone judges a house by what they see from the street. Your home is subject to scrutiny or praise every day, depending on what people see from outside your front door.
You can have a modern kitchen with sleek countertops that are the subject of every neighbour’s envy. But if you have a bleak home street appeal, nobody will think your house is anything to be jealous of.
At the end of the day, people do judge a book by its cover.
The more attractive the outside of your home is, the more onlookers will be enticed to know what’s inside. You can revamp the front view of your home strictly for looks and aesthetics, or leverage a fantastic street view to boost your property value.
Whether you are trying to put your home on the market to pocket the profit or looking for ways to give your house the most significant “wow” factor on your street, consider these five tips to upgrade your current home street appeal.
Before committing to a significant demolishing, consider a simple paint job.
A fresh coat of paint on the walls, posts, and boards on the front of your home will freshen up the entire appeal of your house.
You can give it a classic, subtle attraction with pastels and faded tones, or liven things up from the outside in with vibrant colours that catch everybody’s attention.
You’ll also have the added benefit of painting over any weather-worn spots and imperfections in the previous layer of paint.
Adding new finishes is less about covering up imperfections, or creating an entirely new look, and more about enhancing what is already there.
When you look at your house from the street, you may notice different features that you want to highlight so that anyone walking past will be able to see what you appreciate. Offset what you want to be seen with what you don’t want to be seen.
Neighbours driving by will think you bought a new house thanks to a healthy dose of modern finishes.
Let people see the best parts of your entryway by complimenting them with the right colours and shading.
Paint and finish, take care of colour and make sure features stick out. But that is not the complete aesthetic people will take in when they get a glimpse of your house. Plus, paint is a temporary fix, subject to upkeep.
A good cement render is a higher-end option that will modernise your overall look and last for many years.
Cement rendering will smooth over and cover up any cracks and holes in the old brick or stone that your house was initially built out of. Additionally, it will provide a long-lasting, textured look.
A quality roof protects your house and needs to be replaced semi-frequently. Aside from protection, a change in your roof can give your whole home a new look.
Colours on the roof will fade faster than anywhere else, so fresh tiles will make your house pop better than any home on the street. We believe you can never go wrong with a new set of tiles.
Since it’s easier to upgrade, it’s easier to keep up with the current design trends. If you want your whole house to appear at the forefront of design and appeal, start with your roof.
Every tip up to this point has been a great option if you don’t have the time or the money to do a complete renovation.
If you have the resources and the desire, go for it. With the right guidance, you can do a total overhaul of your front deck and yard.
You can extend a polished deck into a luxurious sculpture garden or create the grand entrance of your dreams with new lighting, outdoor decor pieces, and a stone walkway.
This may be the most expensive and time-consuming option, but it’s also the most rewarding. You can bring the street view you’ve always dreamt of to life, or implement the hottest trends in the market so your resale value skyrockets.
For any upgrades or renovations, think of how you would judge your house if you looked at it from outside on the street.
Make every fix and change from there, and others will judge it 10/10.