Published: 31st October 2019
As we all know, first impressions count, and it’s the same when it comes to the aesthetics of your property. Whether you’re looking to sell your home and need to impress potential buyers or you simply want to enhance its appearance, the way the exterior of your home looks to the outside world, also known as its ‘kerb appeal’, matters a great deal.
Kerb appeal can have a big impact on the way people feel about your home before they’ve even set foot inside. If you feel the kerb appeal of your home could be improved, there are plenty of ways to do so without breaking the bank. Here are five easy ways to enhance the exterior of your home and increase its kerb appeal.
1. Change the style and colour of your front door
The entrance way to your home is an immediate focal point and your front door will often be the first thing that people notice – so why not make a statement? The front door can also say so much about the personality of its owners – it can be relaxed, welcoming or more formal. At Hurst, we have a wide selection of PVC-U (uPVC) and composite door styles, colours, glazing options and furniture to suit any property and personality, be it a traditional 1930’s house, a rustic cottage or a bold contemporary home.
If you really want to make a statement, use Hurst’s Direct Digital Glass technology to print your favourite photos or artwork directly onto glass, for a truly unique composite door.
2. Light up your entrance
Outdoor lighting brings the exterior of a property to life and as we approach the winter months, you’ll find a touch of lighting in the entrance way adds a welcome sense of warmth to your home. Traditional wall lights will give your home a timeless elegance whilst contemporary wall lights and porch lights, such as up and down lighters, are a great way to accentuate the look of contemporary composite doors or PVC-U (uPVC) doors in monochrome colours and increase the kerb appeal of your property.
3. Switch up your door furniture
If you’re already happy with the style and colour of your front door, consider how you could improve its appeal with the addition of new furniture. A new letterplate, door handle or door knocker won’t cost a lot but will make a world of difference by adding a bold statement to the front of your home. At Hurst, we have a range of traditional and contemporary door furnishings, such as Antique Heritage Bull Ring Knockers to Brushed Stainless Steel Pull Handles and suited furniture which will make your door really stand out.
4. Clean up your windows and entrance way
One of the easiest ways to increase the kerb appeal of your property doesn’t cost a penny. If your front door and entrance way is looking tired, sometimes all it takes is a quick dust of cobwebs and some warm soapy water applied to your front door to get it looking new again. PVC-U (uPVC) doors and composite doors require very little maintenance, but they will need the occasional wipe down with a lint-free cloth to remove any dust or dirt.
5. Consider a container garden in Winter
As the nights get longer and the days get colder, the last thing many of us will want to do is spend time gardening, but there is a wide range of winter-flowering plants that can be used to brighten up plant pots and keep the front of your home looking lively during the colder months. You can buy plant containers online from various websites or from your local garden centre or supermarket. Some of our favourite plants at this time of year are heather, cyclamen, winter jasmine and snowdrops. If you need some inspiration, take a quick look here.
If you’re ready to increase the kerb appeal of your property but want a little more inspiration when it comes to stylish door designs and glazing options, you can check out our full range of composite and PVC-U (uPVC) doors here by viewing and downloading our brochures.