Street appeal or kerb appeal is a term used a lot in real estate and doesn’t just mean having the fence freshly painted and keeping the lawn in check.
These things are important, of course, but there are other areas you need to focus on:
- Does your garden actually match your house? Plants which harmonise well with the architecture of your home will make your property more appealing as total package.
- Take a look at what’s currently in your garden, and replace the odds and sods with some more complementary plants.
- For cottage houses, you can go for plants like salvia or verbena. But if your home is more imposing or built by the beach, you could go for feature plants like palms and cordylines
- Once you have your house and garden looking like best friends again, pay some attention to any other neglected areas.
- Fix broken fences and pressure wash pavers and driveways to remove the grime and slippery patches.
- If you have a front hedge, it absolutely has to be trimmed. This is essentially your front fence, so as you would paint the fence - trim the hedge!
- Buyers are known to slowly drive past a property and then make a quick exit based on the exterior, so don’t let your house fall victim to a “drive buyer”.
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