5 quick improvements that will transform your home’s exterior
When it comes to spending money on home improvements, the majority of us focus on the interior of our properties. And that makes sense – we spend most of the time inside of our properties rather than looking at them from the outside. However, the outsides of our properties need some love too, so we’ve rounded up five quick improvements that will transform your exterior below.
- Do some landscape gardening
Your garden is likely one of the first things that people see when they visit your property, and focus on some landscaping and improve its appearance. You could, for example, add some decking to give you an outdoor room to play with, or maybe you could invest in some new plants and flowers? Play around with different ideas and see what works best for your home – and check out the Homify website if you’re looking for ideas and inspiration.
- Install new windows
Windows can make or break your property; from the inside, they let in light, and from the outside, they shape your property. One window type that is becoming increasingly popular is cottage windows. These windows featuring a stunning traditional design, perfect for older properties, and are made from solid hardwood. Installing them on your property can add some sophistication to your property and help you make a great first impression.
- Consider a new front door
If your front door is looking a little worse for wear, then consider picking up a replacement from your local hardware store and installing it yourself. With the help of a locksmith, you should be able to install a new front door in less than an hour, and the results can be huge. Choose a vibrant colour if you want your home to stand out, or give a new wooden door a lick of paint to complement your window and roofline colour scheme.
- Paint your walls
Whether your property has bricks or is pebble-dashed, you should consider painting your walls if you want to give your home a new look. A simple white coat can give your property a new lease of life and brighten up your home – and it doesn’t have to be expensive.
- Fix the roof
If your roof is beginning to leak or tiles have fallen off, then you may want to consider a replacement or repair. The average roof replacement costs £4,150 but can add up to £6,750 to the value of your property – a massive 63% profit margin if you have the time and resources available. This simple home improvement may not be as quick as the others, but it can add significant value to your home, which makes sense if you’re looking to sell.
We all want to keep our homes looking and working at their best, and these simple home improvement ideas should get you started. If you need assistance with your windows, doors, roof trim or cladding, get in touch with Poplar Home Improvements today on 0800 862 0244.