Kerb Appeal: Easy Ways to Improve It on a Budget

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When was the last time you looked at the exterior of your property and found it to be more than underwhelming? The notion of kerb appeal is something we know we should get more of, and even if you’re not thinking of selling up, it’s important to look at the outside of your property and feel some sense of pride.

The problem with upgrading your exteriors is it can cost a lot of money, but there are ways to be cash conscious. Here are some simple methods to get you started.

Budget Ideas to Improve Kerb Appeal

1. Budget Roofing Solutions

If you are looking for a cost-effective roofing solution, shingles can be a great DIY home improvement project, as long as you can do it safely.

2. Adding a Roof Window

If you want to change the look of your roof, you could install a skylight or a small window to improve light levels in dull and dark attic rooms. When installing a flat roof skylight, there are a few things to consider, namely the structure of the roof as well as the supporting components. 

Suppliers like the Clear Amber Shop provide items that can help support roofing sheets, like glazing bars, to add reinforcement to structures like roofs or canopies and provide a waterproof seal between the sheets. 

3. Clean the Windows

As simple as it sounds, a clean window will do a lot to improve your kerb appeal. It can be very difficult to maintain your windows when you live in areas with high traffic, but if you can hire a local window cleaner, it’s much easier to stay on top of this essential job. It’s also a cost effective way to keep your home entrance looking sparkly!

On the topic of windows, window frames are another component that needs modernising from time to time. Window frames can be tricky to clean, but if your window frames look old and tired, a new coat of paint can make all of the difference. When you are considering a new colour, look at the tones that match the front door and this will provide a dose of consistency to boost the charm of your home.

4. A Neat and Tidy Front Garden

It’s very easy to let your garden overgrow. Lots of us feel there is very little time to look after our gardens properly, and opting for low-maintenance plants is a simple solution to this problem.

Colourful plants, trimming your hedges, and cutting your grass are typically summer activities, but if you can get to work before the wet weather kicks in during the autumn, it will brighten up your home during dull and drab periods of weather. It must be said that having a little bit of colour can do so much to make anyone feel that little bit happier. 

You should also think about the back garden, which might not necessarily contribute to kerb appeal in an obvious sense, but if you step out the back garden and find it is overgrown with weeds, it can feel like one task too many.

Luckily, weeding doesn’t take too long. The trick is in spotting the initial signs of weeds. You can also upgrade your garden with a few accessories here and there such as hanging baskets and wooden edging.

5. Giving Your Walls a Clean

The best way to reinvigorate your exterior is to paint the walls your neighbours see every single day. This can be a very expensive task, but if you are looking for a cheap method, giving your house a jet wash can instantly alter the dull and drab colour your home may have become after years of rain battering it. 

You can hire a jet or pressure washer for a day or two and work on getting dirt that has been caked onto the property. All the properties that have pebble dashed walls can benefit from jet washing because it can permeate in between those little stones.

6. Re-Decorate Your Front Door

A new front door is a very simple way to change the colour scheme of your property. While a front door can be an expensive investment, you can upgrade the letterbox and handles if you’re looking for a cheaper solution.

However, those that are in the budget for a new front door could benefit from more invigorating colours that can add so much more to the exterior of the property.

Why not add a Spring Wreath? Or Winter wreath when the weather changes. And don’t forget to add pot plants and a good welcome light so visitors can see easily when approaching in the dark.

There are a number of ways to upgrade your property, and kerb appeal is one of those things we always come back to. If you want to feel happier in your home and have more pride in your property, kerb appeal is one of the best approaches.

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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