When it comes to lifetime investments, buying a home is the single most expensive purchase we’ll ever make for most of us. Given the huge cost and commitment involved in homeownership, there’s a very clear argument for the fact we should make the most of our homes and embellish them as best we can.
Whether you’re coming to sell your home and want to make some basic improvements to increase the value you might expect or are looking longer-term and want to make renovations for your own benefit and enjoyment, below are some very simple ways to improve the outdoor aesthetics of your home.
Clean your windows
It might sound obvious, but it’s amazing how often simple window cleaning gets overlooked when we perform maintenance on our homes. Partly because windows are often hard to get to – but often just through forgetfulness – windows frequently get passed over in favor of more seemingly pressing tasks.
Regularly cleaning your windows won’t just improve your home’s external appeal – it will also improve the amount of light you get inside and improve your views. If you have difficult-to-reach windows, you should hire a professional cleaner to do the work for you.
Install a fence or boundary
It could be argued a property without a fence, wall, or boundary looks a little disorganized – plus, it can be a real hazard if you have pets or young children. Installing a fence or wall will add order to your home, lend definition, and clearly mark the land you own.
Putting up a fence is usually the easiest and most cost-effective way of outlining your home’s footprint. Depending on the size of your property and surrounding garden, you may want to check online to find a fence post driver for sale to help speed up the task and ease the amount of work involved.
Tend to your garden
An unkempt garden gives the immediate impression that you don’t care for your home so regular cleaning, maintenance and gardening are essential if you want to keep things looking up to standard. In particular, an overgrown lawn can send all the wrong signals while out of control bushes or plants look untidy and unloved.
Add features or zones to your outdoor space
If you have a garden with enough space, consider splitting it into zones for particular uses – for example, a growing zone for plants or vegetables, a barbecue zone for cooking, and maybe a chill-out zone with seating and tables. By dividing your space into partitions, you’ll lend order and purpose to your garden.
Think about adding lighting
While lighting around the exterior of homes is relatively common (for example, outside the front door), far fewer homes take advantage of featuring garden lighting. Not only will you improve the overall look and feel of your outside space, you’ll also increase the time you can spend enjoying the outdoors – plus increase security. Coupled with the idea of the barbecue zone above, you could soon find yourself using your garden as an outdoor extension of your home, making full use of the space for longer.