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How To Improve Your Home's Kerb Appeal

1:47PM 15 November 2021

Are you planning on selling your home? There are some small changes you can make, that are easy and relatively inexpensive, and they will have a disproportionately large impact on the value of your home. In other words, you can do these small things, and when a potential buyer comes by to take a look at the property, they’ll be very impressed! Even if you aren’t planning to sell anytime soon, there are still ways that you can invest in your home to make it more valuable should you decide to sell it down the road. 

Keep in mind that not all upgrades or updates to a home will be timeless, so certain things can go out of style or may not appeal to homebuyers years from now. It’s good to choose upgrades that are universally loved, timeless, and will improve both the functionality and the aesthetics of your property. The one upgrade that checks off every box is to install shutters in your home, but there are also some other great ways to boost your curb appeal.

 

Simple Landscaping

Landscaping can be a massive undertaking, but sometimes all it takes is an afternoon to make a huge difference. A landscaping project doesn’t have to involve anything major. Cleaning up, cutting the lawn, trimming the hedges, and adding some planters or a garden bed can transform an unappealing exterior into an outdoor oasis. Subconsciously, if a potential home buyer notices that the exterior of the property seems to be maintained very nicely with great curb appeal, this will give them more confidence that the rest of the property has been well-maintained over the years.


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A New Coat of Paint

If some of the paint around your house is cracking, faded, chipped, or just outdated looking then grabbing a brush and a can of paint can be a huge improvement with a minimal amount of work. You probably don’t want to go with a colour or pattern this is too bold since potential home buyers might not like it. It’s better to stick to neutral colours, unless you’re very confident in your design skills. It’s also possible that a new home buyer will want to choose their own colours of paint altogether, in which case you could use a coat of white primer to tidy up the look, and the next owner of the home can paint over top of that whenever they’re ready.
 

Improve Existing Shutters

If there are already shutters installed in your home, there are some things that you can do to make sure they’re looking their best and working smoothly.

For starters, you can give the shutters a good cleaning. The best way to clean shutters is to stay on top of it and to use a microfiber cloth because a quick wipe is all they’ll need, but if it’s been a while since you’ve washed your window shutters, then there might be a bit more dust and debris built up that you’ll want to remove.

You could try to paint the shutters, but that can be a tedious and time-consuming task, especially when you’re trying to juggle everything else that’s involved in moving and selling a home. Instead, you could replace the existing shutters with new ones from us since our shutters come in many different colours and styles. You’ll be surprised how affordable it is to replace your existing shutters with brand new, custom-made shutters, and it’s easier than trying to paint your existing shutters, too!



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Install New Shutters

If the windows on your home don’t have shutters, then adding new plantation shutters is an incredible way to boost the curb appeal. People love the look of a great set of shutters. They look striking, they stand out, and they really help to bring the whole aesthetic of the home together. On top of this, they will instantly add value to your home, and not to mention the fact that they are great for insulation too. This is turn saves money on heating bills, adding another string to your home's bow when it comes time to sell.


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If you still have questions on nursery window shutters, no to worry! Our friendly team are always on hand to help. Simply send an email to hello@theshutterstore.co.uk with your queries and some pictures of your windows.