Four easy ways to improve your home's kerb appeal

December, 2022

The front of your home is the first thing people see when they drive or walk by, so it’s important to make it look attractive and welcoming. With these simple tips, you can improve your home’s kerb appeal in no time at all!

Paint your outside areas

Painting your outside areas can be a great way to add kerb appeal, especially to your front door if it is looking a bit tired. Painting is one of the cheapest and easiest ways you can make a change to the exterior of your house. If there are any major scratches or chips in the paint, it may be time for a new coat. You don't need an electrician or plumber to do this project - just grab some paint, paintbrushes and rollers, protective gear and you're ready!

Keep your front garden tidy

A tidy front garden is the simplest way to improve the first impression of a property.

A key aspect of this is ensuring that there are no overgrown shrubs, weeds or long grass. Another important consideration for a neat front garden is that all plants are in containers or beds and not allowed to spread out into the lawn space. You may also need to trim bushes and trees periodically, so they don't obstruct windows.

Add some greenery

There are a few simple things you can do to make your home look more appealing from the outside, and they're all relatively low-cost and low-effort. You could place some potted plants or flowers on either side of the front door. Consider hanging a bird feeder for a fun touch that will really bring nature into your living space (and make you seem more approachable too!). 

Jet wash your driveways

What do you think of when you hear the words jet wash? If a carwash is what pops into your head, then think again. A jet wash is more like an industrial-grade pressure washer that can blast away any dirt and grime from your driveway or walkway in mere seconds. This is just one way you can spruce up the exterior of your home for better kerb appeal.

Thinking of selling your home?

HS Homes of Solihull are a local independant estate agency based in Shirley covering Solihull and surrounding areas. If you are thinking of selling your home or want some advice on how to get your home ready for the market, feel free to contact us on 0121 430 4448 or email is on

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