If you own your own property, you’ll realise how easy it is to overlook the exterior. To save your home from looking tired and neglected, we’ve put together 4 top tips to give your property that much needed facelift which can increase its value and desirability.
The benefits of adding timber cladding to your property are numerous. Not only will it serve to add interest and character, it can also improve your homes energy efficiency by increasing insulation. Composite Cladding can be purchased in many different styles and colours which gives you plenty of design options. Most composite weatherboard systems come with at least a 10-year warranty which means you won’t need to worry about paint flaking off or fading. Make sure to hire a reputable tradesman, or if you’re handy with DIY then you can even tackle it yourself.
One of the easiest and quickest solutions to give the façade of your home a boost is to paint the exterior. The type of paint you will require will depend on the surface finish you currently have. Assuming your property is mostly brickwork or stone, we’d recommend a high-quality masonry paint in a matt finish. Choosing to paint your property means you can create contrasting colour with your window and door frames which can really make your home stand out and increase its value.
Climbing plants are a great way of hiding unsightly brickwork, unappealing building features and to add contrast to an otherwise boring exterior. Some of the most popular choices include; Ivy, Wisteria, Climbing Rose, Clematis, Honeysuckle and Jasmine. By using multiple plant varieties, you can mix and match colours to create exciting combinations and add charm to your home. Obviously, this option will take time, but on average you can expect it to take between 2-5 years for your chosen plant to really take effect. Be careful to consider any structural implications, as living plants will require maintenance to ensure they do not cause any damage to your property.
Replace the Front Door
It seems really obvious, but many people are surprised by how much impact a new front door can have. It’s undoubtedly one of the cheapest ways to refresh the appearance to the front of your house and it can also increase security and insulation. However, if you’re not content with just replacing the door, you can always expand and build out a porch area to increase floor space and add that much needed extra space for muddy shoes!