It doesn’t matter what the inside of your house looks like if the outside leaves little to be desired. And if you are thinking of selling your home, the outside of your house will hold great significance to potential buyers. Most people will make up their mind whether they like a house within seconds of first seeing it, so if your house looks shabby and tired around the edges it’s probably time for a home makeover.
Some of the things you can do to spruce up the outside of your house include:
New windows and doors
New windows and doors can be expensive but they can make a huge difference to the way your home looks. Most new windows will be double glazed and can be fitted by a professional firm in a matter of days meaning you get a near-instant makeover.
If you can’t afford to go the whole hog and spend money on new windows, a new front door can still work wonders. Composite doors are the new ‘in thing’ and can look great in a range of stunning colours. Add leaded glass and a chrome door knocker and anyone visiting your home will be instantly impressed.
New paint job
Many homes feature some form of paint work on the outside walls. And if you give these surfaces a lick of paint it can really rejuvenate the whole feel of the home. Painting the outside surfaces doesn’t have to cost a great deal but it can be a great way to make your house look great. It can also be a quick-fix if you need to make a difference urgently.
New guttering, fascia and soffits
On many older houses the guttering, fascia and soffits may be in a bad state of repair. New guttering and soffits can be fitted quite quickly and easily giving an instant lift to the look of the home. The front of a house can be improved considerably when these items are repaired or replaced.
New garage doors
If you have a garage it is a highly likely that the garage door will have seen better days. You can make the door look infinitely better by replacing it with a new garage door. New composite garage doors are made to measure and are available as a DIY project or can be professionally installed. Motorised remote garage doors are also a great solution to the traditional up-and-over garage doors which could be quite heavy to open manually.
Jane Darling wrote this article about electric garage doors on behalf of www.rollerdor.com.