If you’ve ever tried to sell property, you’ll be familiar with the term ‘kerb appeal’. ‘If you aren’t yet familiar with the term, it essentially refers to your property’s outdoor appeal: the front drive, the door, the walls, windows and roof all coalesce to create a picture.

If it’s a particularly pretty one, your home will be adjudged to have ‘kerb appeal’. And ‘kerb appeal’, as the very first thing guests, neighbours (and further down the line potential buyers) see, is extremely important. Even the most immaculately furnished, tastefully decorated interior isn’t enough to dissuade potential buyers from the lasting impression created by a decidedly unsavoury exterior. So, if you’ve determined that your property isn’t quite as appealing as you’d like it to be, you’re in luck – we’ve compiled a list of four ways you can ensure your home has undeniable kerb appeal.

The approach

Setting foot on your property should be a leisurely and straightforward stroll, not an obstacle course. It goes almost without saying that the approach to your home should be impeccably clean: not a mislaid bicycle or a breeze-swept leaf in sight. Any bins should be neatly and inconspicuously tucked away in a corner and if conditions are hazardously icy, you should do your best to mitigate the risks.

Front door

Your front door is important for several reasons. One: it should be sturdy and secure enough to give even the most persistent and committed burglar cause for concern. Two: it needs to be aesthetically appealing enough to draw visitors in. Three: your home should be easily identifiable from the street. Hit all three markers and you’re on the right track.

Exterior wall coatings

Perhaps the most important of all the features we’ve discussed so far, the walls of your home should be appealing. If they are scarred by cracked render, a potential buyer isn’t going to be impressed. Not just with its appearance, but the broader structural issues such deficiencies typically indicate. Not only will our exterior wall coatings service improve your home visually, it will also make your property far more valuable. A fifteen-year guarantee ensures it is protected from the ever-present threat posed by the weather. Given the rising incidence of damagingly tumultuous weather conditions (due to climate change) it is increasingly important for your property to have a weather-resistant exterior.

Additionally, if you are looking to sell your home, it isn’t much of a welcome gift to the prospective occupants to leave them with an exterior that offends the aesthetic sensibilities of their new neighbours. You need to suppress your own personal taste and aim instead for mass appeal. A universally appealing if unambitious off-white will help your cause infinitely more than indulging your own esoteric preferences. Irrespective of your decision, we can help you improve your home’s exterior: we have a range of textured wall coatings available in a range of colours.