We’re now in May, post- Bank Holiday weekend and now is a great time to spruce up your property if you’re thinking of selling! It’s very easy to think about the decor and look of the inside of your home, but first impressions count, so making the outside of your property as appealing as possible is important. With the weather warming up, it’s much easier to get outside in the garden, and make your home stand out from the neighbours! We’ve created a handy list of tips, which will help improve the spring curb appeal of your home without breaking the bank.
Children’s toys can be one of the biggest culprits, but other things to look out for include flower pots, gardening tools, pet toys and any ‘gifts’ they may have left on the grass. Having a clutter free outdoor space helps potential buyers to imagine themselves living in the space before they’ve even set foot through the front door.
Paintwork is something it’s easy to forget when you’re not outside looking at it much, but by touching up peeling paintwork, you will instantly brighten up the look of your property, and avoid instilling fear into the heart of viewers when they see a job, and mentally add it to the list of things they would have to do upon moving in.
If eyes are windows to the soul, then windows are the eyes to your home – put a twinkle in them, and they’ll make a fantastic first impression. Go round the inside with a lint free cloth and some smear free window spray, and it’s well worth getting a window cleaner to clean the outsides.
Bins aren’t exactly the most aesthetically pleasing functional objects in the world, so if it’s possible to hide them from view then that is definitely the best course of action. If not, then give them a good hose off inside and out and get rid of any bin smell – which can become more apparent as the weather warms up.
If you do want to add a splash of colour to your garden, then you can’t go wrong with colourful flowers like tulips or pansies to create a bright appeal. If you don’t have much of a garden, then they’re also perfect to add to pots!
So there we have it, a small list of basic and non-intimidating tips to improve the curb appeal of your home. If you are looking to sell or let your home in West London, then we can offer you bespoke support and advice throughout the entire process – you can book your free valuation here.