Your guide to winter curb appeal 3 Feb 2020
We’re now in February, the month of snowdrops, Valentines Day, and snuggling up under a blanket watching Call the Midwife. Just us? We didn’t think so! As it’s still colder and we naturally spend more time indoors, it’s very easy to neglect the external appearance of our homes. When we’re trying to sell, winter curb appeal is the first thing potential buyers take note of.
With that in mind, we’ve created a handy list of tips, which will help improve the winter curb appeal of your home without breaking the bank.
Make sure your garden is clutter free
Children’s toys can be one of the biggest culprits, but other things to look out for include flower pots, gardening tools, pet toys and any ‘gift deposits’ they may have left on the grass. Having a clutter free outdoor space helps potential buyers to imagine themselves living in the space before they’ve even set foot in the front door.
Touch up the paintwork
Paintwork is something it’s easy to forget when you’re not outside looking at it much, but by touching up dirty or peeling paintwork, it will brighten the outside of your property, and avoid instilling fear into the heart of the potential buyer when they see peeling paint and mentally add it to the list of jobs they would have to do if they chose your property as their new home.
Get your windows cleaned
Having bright shining windows is really important when it comes to making a good first impression. Go round the inside with a lint free cloth and some smear free window spray, and it’s well worth getting a window cleaner to clean the outsides. If eyes are windows to the soul, then windows are the eyes to your home – put a twinkle in them, and they’ll make a fantastic first impression.
Hide your bins
Bins aren’t exactly the nicest looking or smelling objects in the world, so if it’s possible to hide them from view of people creating their first impressions of your property, then that is definitely the best thing to do. If not, then give them a good hose off – inside and out – and consider adding a bin powder to eliminate any lingering bin smell.
Add a splash of colour
If you do want to add a splash of colour to your garden, then there are plenty of winter bedding plants which can be planted from September to November, and which usually flower throughout milder spells during the winter and then have a burst of growth in the early spring. You can also buy them ready-planted from a garden centre to add a little pop of colour to your outdoor space or even window boxes.
So there we have it, a small list of basic and non-intimidating tips to improve the winter curb appeal of your home. If you are looking to sell or let your home in the Shepherds Bush area, then we can offer you bespoke support and advice throughout the entire process – give us a call on 0208 7496060