Is Curb Appeal Really A Dealbreaker?
You’re on the hunt for a new home. What are your priorities? If you had to write a list, where would curb appeal appear? Towards the top? Or are you really not bothered as long as the location or the interiors are on point? We tend to obsess over interior design, but when it comes down to it, would you ever buy a home purely because you loved the internal space or is curb appeal really a dealbreaker?
Quick fixes for drab designs
One of the most common problems you find with a lack of curb appeal is general drabness and a lack of inspiration. If you’re looking at a block that has houses that all seem the same and there’s a fairly standard look involved, you don’t have to give up on the home of your dreams if you’re prepared to do a bit of work and the house ticks every other box. They say there’s always a compromise, and often, there are simple solutions that can inject some sparkle into a dull exterior. Think about changing the color, brightening up the front door or adding siding. Invest in some climbing plants if you’re after the cottage vibe and add some shutters for a cool loft look or a Mediterranean feel. Don’t underestimate the power of paint. It can completely transform the aesthetic of a building. If bare bricks and rustic vibes aren’t your thing, but the property is a winner otherwise, grab a paint pot, whitewash the facade, and you’ll be looking at a completely different proposition.
Making your new home look loved
If you rock up outside a house and it looks unkempt and unloved, this can put you off. However, sometimes, you may come across a rough diamond, and a little TLC could make the world of difference. If it’s a matter of getting the mower out, making a call to a garage door repair firm or repairing a few broken paving stones, these are jobs you can do easily, so don’t give up on a potential gem just because it’s a little shabby around the edges.
If the exterior of your home doesn’t quite match your expectations of the perfect pad, don’t lose hope just yet. Getting green-fingered can seriously help your cause. Whether you’re adorning a country pile with wildflowers and window boxes or bringing a contemporary condo to life with oversized lanterns, ornamental trees, and industrial style planters, accessorizing your front garden or yard can make all the difference. If you’re not a natural with a trowel, stick to low maintenance projects. You don’t need to have a pristine lawn if you don’t want to deal with the upkeep. Lay down some decking, create a patio or opt for simple but stylish gravel.
If you’re on the lookout for a new home or you’re considering making changes to the exterior of your current property, there are countless things you can do to add curb appeal. So, your home may not be the best-looking building on the block at the moment, but if you love it, does it really matter?