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The ultimate kerb appeal for your property

Whether you’re selling your home, or just wish to give it a little TLC, investing in the ultimate kerb appeal is a must. First appearances are everything, that goes for a house that’s for sale, and one that you intend to make into a home. From changing the colour of the curtains, to upgrading your windows, it all makes a big difference.

We suggest starting with the exterior of your home when trying to increase the kerb appeal. Regardless of if you are navigating the sales process, or just wanting to make a few home improvements, the exterior is where it all starts. Here at Collingtons we are experts on doors and windows, so below we have collated a little list of what you can do to get the ultimate kerb appeal with this in mind.

1. Cleaning windows and doors

It may seem like an obvious place to start, but it often gets overlooked. Whether you do it yourself, or enlist the help of a professional, cleaning your windows and doors can make a dramatic difference. Gone are the cobwebs, condensation, mould and mud that made themselves at home here before, and instead you are left with a glistening alternative.


Small child cleaning windows

2. Repairing windows and doors

Once you embark on the cleaning process, you may notice that some windows and doors are beyond repair. Here at Collingtons we are on hand to guide you through the process of such replacements. Our Collingtons Service Engineers are more than happy to come and assess any damage that you may have noticed. We can then advise you on a path that suits you, your needs, and your budget.


Mark, our service engineer repairing windows

3. Installing new windows

Equipping your home with fully-functioning, modern, stylish windows and doors is great for keeping energy costs down. Our selection of uPVC Casement, Sliding Sash uPVC, Flush uPVC Casement and Aluminium Casement window frames are designed to keep the heat in, or out, without sacrificing the aesthetics of your home. Not only will this keep those prices manageable, it will also increase the kerb appeal.


Lovely kerbside view of a home

4. Plants, flowers and foliage

Adding some verdant visuals to your home is never a bad idea. By decorating the exterior of your home with some colourful flora, you can make a house look and feel homely. Whether you are selling, or staying put, don’t underestimate the power of a potted plant. Adding a splash of colour with some geraniums and camellias can go a long way to spicing up your front garden. The same goes for some verdant foliage, like Boxwood, Ferns, or Lilyturf, to ensure your kerb appeal will increase ten-fold!


Beautiful front door with stunning foliage surrounding

5. Tips and tricks

Finding the ultimate kerb appeal doesn’t have to involve a big renovation, as there are a few tips and tricks that you can try that won’t break the bank. By taking note of your neighbours’ kerb appeal, not only will you stay in keeping with the surrounding properties, but you might pick up a few handy tricks.

By hiding your rubbish bins from plain sight you can keep your property tidy and clean. Why not invest in a bin shed, to hide unseemly bins, or keep them around the back if that is an option for you?

The design of your front door can also increase the kerb appeal of your exterior. It’s the first thing that people will see when approaching your home, so decorating your front door with a stylish knocker, floral wreath, potted plants, hanging baskets or ornaments can flip it from a 1 to a 10 in no time.


Lovely garden creating an amazing kerbside view.

Here at Collingtons we know that home renovations may seem like a daunting task, but we hope that our concise list will get you started on the right foot. Taking pride in your home, from a sales perspective, is noticeable, and buyers will be able to see how much care and attention went into sprucing her up. If you are making a house into a home, or are due a little spring clean, then these handy pointers will have your neighbours envious of your fresh looking homestead. And if you’re in need of some advice, we are always here to help!


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