Curb Appeal – What it is and How to Achieve It
Curb appeal is a term you may have heard if you’re thinking of selling your home or are considering giving the exterior of your house a revamp. But what is ‘curb appeal?’ Simply put, curb appeal is the term used when describing the look of your property from the outside when looking at it from the pavement or just over the road. It’s the level of attractiveness that your home has, and whether or not it has enough initial appeal to potential buyers of the property. For those who aren’t selling their homes, having a high level of curb appeal is still important, you want your home to look inviting and attractive along the other houses lined up in your street.
In this blog we will discuss how simply changing your front door and windows can make a huge difference to the way your property looks. There are so many varieties of windows and doors that you can choose from to match your own personal style, or stay true to the exterior theme to the house.
Whilst researching your desired look, keep in mind the way your front entrance is built. Is it large enough to have a double door entrance, or is it more like a quaint cottage door with small windows? If you pick a style of door that contrasts to the building too much means it can easily look out of place and stick out like a sore thumb, taking appeal away from the property.
Now to think of the material and style of your new front door. In the UK the most popular and regularly seen model of the front door is the Victorian style entrance with its four panels and 2 glass panels in the middle. Wood, aluminium, fibreglass and steel are all popular materials for replacement doors, and each one gives off it own certain charm which can add character to the exterior of your house.
Next thing to consider is the colour of your house. It’s important to pick a colour which compliments the design of the building and the era it is from. If you put a bright neon green door on an Edwardian house, you might like the colour but it’s likely to look outlandish and out of place. It can also make the house have a different ‘personality’ to what you want it to have. For example, if you want your home to look inviting and welcoming, then installing a solid black steel door will diminish that warm homely feel.
Another factor which can give more appeal to potential buyers is the security of the front door. If your chosen design can easily be damaged or broken in to then it might be better considering something that has a more solid core. Doors with a solid core are sturdier and aren’t damaged easily by kicking or breaking down. A safe property is an appealing one.
Just like front doors, windows are another important feature on the face of your property – especially because there’s more of them! Having clean windows that are in good condition can completely transform the way the exterior looks compared to older slightly withered ones. If your windows are fairly new and in no need for a replacement, giving them a good wash regularly is a good way to easily keep up your curb appeal.
It’s important to choose the style of window that compliments the style of your home, and if done correctly, will look good whatever the age of the building. Depending on your style of home, whether historic or modern, there are many window styles suited to the theme of your property. Another important aspect for potential buyers is the glazing of the windows. Picking windows that have double or triple glazing will up the efficiency of your home, making it more appealing. Just like the front doors, windows that have better durability and are more secure are very attractive when potential buyers are searching for properties up for sale.
Now you’ve read up on how to achieve curb appeal, the next step is to think about getting quotes and designs for windows and doors. If you’d like to get a quote from us to install new windows and doors in your home, please get in touch with us! You can call us on 01752 786015 or fill in our contact form with details of your enquiry. Don’t forget, you can also connect with us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news and see images of our recent projects!
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