When it comes to your home, it’s pretty common to want to feel proud about how it looks, and this is even more important when it comes to the front of your house because it is the first impression visitors get when they arrive.
An untidy front lawn or old and tired looking external fixtures can immediately make people think your home is going to be a mess, so it’s important to keep your front of house presentation to the highest standard. And in this article, we’ll take a look at five possible front of house decorating ideas that you can utilise to make your home the talk of the neighbourhood (for all the right reasons).
A New House Number
It may be a small thing, but worn and faded house numbers can be a real eyesore on the front of your home, and with house numbers starting at extremely affordable prices, it’s an easy and cost-effective decorating idea to quickly spruce up your homes curb appeal. Your new house numbers need to match your home’s design, so it’s important to consider their purchase alongside a number of the other decorating tips mentioned below.
When it comes to increasing your home’s curb appeal, the exterior lighting at the front of your house is an essential decorating concept to help make your home light up the street (pardon the pun). There are so many different forms of lighting you can install at the front of your home to create gravitas and curb appeal, from simple floor garden lights that follow your driveway, creating a path to your front door, to down-lit and up-lit lights that show off and highlight details in your home’s appearance from beautiful brickwork to the wooden beams of an old Tudor home, or that powerful front porch you recently had built. Another lighting solution, that spins out of the classic Christmas lighting, is the use of fairy lights on a tree or hedges to provide a gentle and appealing modern feeling to your home.
Speaking of trees and hedges, another fantastic way to improve the curb appeal of your home is to utilise plant life, from simply ensuring your front lawn and hedges are cut and trimmed so as not to look messy, to planting and caring for beautiful looking flowers and trees. One of the iconic trees to feature in many front gardens, adding both curb appeal, a welcome splash of colour, and no risk to your home through its roots, is the rich colouring of the Japanese Maple tree, with it’s star-shaped leaves and beautiful blends of reds, yellows and purples this tree can be fantastic addition to any home.
The Front Door Approach
One of the main aspects of any front of house design is the journey to the front door. Through this journey, visitors have time to take in all of your home, and creating an aesthetic approach can help them maintain focus on the journey and the delicate details you craft along it. For this to work you don’t have to have the largest driveway in the world, though a bigger driveway does mean that there is even more space to create a fantastic approach to your home. But small one car driveways can craft just as impressive a driveway experience with the right attention, and utilise the ideas mentioned above, from the use of plants to the lighting of your home, but of course, there’s one aspect we’ve yet to mention…
Your Door and Window Fixtures
When it comes to the front of your home, the biggest fixtures and the ones your visitors will pay the most attention to, are your windows and front door, which can both enhance or ruin your homes curb appeal. uPVC is the most common materials used today for doors and windows due to its ease of maintenance and long lifespan, but just as with other materials and other aspects of your home uPVC can become tired and worn looking, and in its most common colouring of white, rather boring. But here at The Restoration Group, we offer an industry leading uPVC spray painting solution which allows you to select your ideal colour and completely transform, rejuvenate and revitalise your uPVC door and window fittings. And with the whole process costing up to 80% less than the full replacement of your uPVC fixtures, it’s a fantastic solution to increase your homes curb appeal.
So, there you have it, five simple and yet effective ways to increase the curb appeal of your home and if you’d like to learn more about our industry-leading uPVC painting process and how it can help transform and restore your uPVC fittings while saving you a massive 80% then why not give our team a call today on 0161 327 0482 or use the form on the right to get a free quote.