The 5 easiest ways to add some kerb appeal to your house

Don’t give potential buyers a bad impression even before they get through the front door.

Are you considering selling? Determined to keep up with the Joneses? Is sorting out your home frontage finally top of your to-do list? Whatever your situation, Wigwam have done some of the leg work for you to add the wow to your kerb-side appeal.

First impressions count. Whether you are trying to impress the in-laws or you hope prospective buyers fall in love at first sight with your home; best make it a good one. Or better, an outstanding one.

And with only a few tweaks you can add some real wow factor to your kerb aesthetic. Here’s our check list on the fastest ways to update that first home impression and get that feel good factor when it’s time to go home.

1. Clean those windows.
Not only will gleaming windows instantly look more attractive and demonstrate how well cared for your home is, they also create a brighter space letting more light in. Two storeys or more and you may need to contact a professional but for a small investment you could reap dividends instantly.

2. Update your front door colour.
Adding a colour pop to the entrance of your home is sure to raise the spirits after a busy day and do the same for those welcomed through it by you too. It’s the first thing most people see and you can tell a lot about homeowners by their choices. We suggest style and class, without shouting. Head to the Farrow & Ball web page where they have shared their fav ‘in real life’ front door colour choices; think sage greens, blush pinks and (yes, still) dark greys as their most stylish of picks.

3. Smarten up those green spaces.
An unkept lawn speaks volumes and suggests that the property as a whole needs some much needed TLC. Trimming back shrubbery is a quick winner. Do some weeding and pruning before adding fresh flowers or plants to planters and hanging baskets for added colour and interest.

4. Add fresh door furniture.
Updating your knobs and knockers is all but a quick trip to your local DIY store. Whilst you are there why not invest in new house numbers or a house name too. Making sure people can reach you if you want to be seen is a must. Make it easy for visitors to locate you by making sure they are in now doubt they are in the right place. And with plenty of cool styles to choose from be sure to find a style that compliments the period of your home.

5. Tidy Up!
Declutter the hallway. Stow those bins, maybe even build a small bin store. Get rid of the debris and trip hazards; hide last night’s beers... and pop the kids’ bikes, their scooters and balls etc in the garage. Out of sight and out of mind!

We’d love to see your frontage make-overs. Tag us on social @wigwam_property_news or find us on Facebook and LinkedIn.


Sarah Baker
Lifestyle Blogger, Stylist & Content Creator