When redecorating your home, many people forget about the front garden. The first impression people have of your home is from the outside, at the front rather than the inside. Surprisingly, this is usually the area that people forget to maintain and look after.
First impressions are important, it’s said that a person makes a first impression within 30 seconds so the exterior of your home can cloud the overall perception of it, even if the inside is filled with modern high quality furnishings and fittings. If you want to put your home up for sale, or even if you’ve been living there for a while, you may want to have a look at the outside of the building and how you can make it more attractive. However, when renovating you should make sure you make a budget and stick to it, as the right investments can add value to your property.
Home improvements can become costly if they aren’t planned in advance. It’s important that you plan ahead so you aren’t caught completely off guard when it comes to the final bill. Failure to plan could lead to the project being delayed or becoming very expensive and over budget.
The first stage in renovating the front of your home is to give the exterior a good clean. When a property is fully cleaned you can better appreciate any elements which need to be repaired or replaced. You could use a pressure washer to clean off any dirt and grime from your home, driveway and walls.
If you are lucky enough to have a front garden with grass, then you can never go wrong with landscaping. This is a great way to add more appeal to your home. Try planting flowers, or having potted plants around the outside of your home. This is an easy way to add natural colour to your garden and make it look more attractive. You should also ensure that your lawn is always maintained. Mow it on a regular basis, and ensure that the grass is watered regularly. If you have money to invest you could even opt for an artificial lawn or an astroturf. This will be easier to maintain and will also look good all year round.
There are also accessories you could use to make the exterior of your home more attractive. Perhaps add a water feature like a fountain, or lights to give it a nice glow at night. There are many different things you can do, don’t limit your creativity to your back garden.