Looking to increase your curb appeal? 4 tips to get the exterior of your house ready ahead of spring!

Coming out of the cooler months, your home’s exterior might need a little (or a lot) of love! And, winter may just be the perfect time to start preparing your outdoor area so it’s ready in time for the warmer seasons ahead.

Article published 03 June 2021

By enhancing your home’s outdoor area, you can make your place more inviting, enjoyable, and memorable. Or perhaps you're looking to boost the value of your home, or getting ready for a spring sale? 

Either way, here are some of our tips to help ensure your home’s exterior has a wow factor!

1. Give your garden a makeover

It’s no secret landscaping is a great way to improve the aesthetics of your home. Visit your local nursery to pick up some native flora, evergreens or succulents to plant in your garden. Native plants tend to be more robust and are a low maintenance way to keep a garden looking fresh throughout the seasons.

2. Build an outdoor living spaces

Outdoor living spaces, such as a deck or patio will extend your living area so you have more room to entertain or just to kick back and relax. If your home has an existing deck you’ll also want to make sure the timber is in good condition and give any surfaces a good clean. To make it comfortable a welcoming seating area is a must also consider storage, shade and/or roofing. Add a string of fairy lights for atmosphere or even a fire pit for the cooler months and you’re set to go !

3. Brighten up your front doors and windows

The great thing about a wooden door is that they’re fairly easy to customise. Whether it’s staining the wood or painting it an entirely new colour, this is a great way to update your home’s exterior. Alternatively, another great way to spruce up an existing door is by adding a new ‘statement’ door handle and or knocker. Ensure your windows are clean and if your window frames are wooden, you may want to freshen up the polish or paint.

4. Clean out the gutters

If you haven’t done this in a while, now’s a great time to give your gutters a thorough clear out before bushfire season sets in. If you spot any rust or peeling paint, you may want to consider repainting the gutters and downpipes around the home. Ensure you properly remove the old colour before applying the new paint and depending what the gutters are made of, you’ll need to apply a quality primer before adding colour!

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