Lacking Curb Appeal?
Own your own home? My guess is you more than likely have quite a long list of home improvement chores you wish you could get done, right? Unfortunately over time things around the house start to become a bit tired and run down, not to mention beaten by the elements. Home improvement might not always be the most exciting chore to do but can add the most value to your home, especially if you are looking to sell in the future.
Before starting any jobs it may pay to think of ways you can save yourself any hassle further down the track. Struggling with your power bill? Carpet colour fading or looking drab from the sun? Ever had anyone try to break into your house? These questions can all be solved in two words, roller shutters! Secure roller shutters are perfect for protecting your house from the harsh Australian elements whilst keeping any unwanted guests out.
Just think, if you’re locked out of your house the first place you are probably going to try breaking in is through a window, right? Well, so does anyone else trying to get into your house, as it goes windows are the most vulnerable part of your house and well worth protecting.
Easy home improvement additions can also help to increase the value of your home. An updated exterior will help attract a potential buyer’s eye giving your home the feeling of security without skimping on comfort and appeal.
Lacking inspiration? Next time you are driving around your neighbourhood, look out for any neighbours who already have what you are looking for. Thinking of getting roller shutters? Note how many different styles and colours there are available. I bet you have never realised how many of your neighbours actually already have shutters installed.
Having a plan of attack will also help you complete those pesky odd jobs in no time. Think about what colours you want, where you want things to be put and who is doing the job. While doing DIY may seem like a great idea and a good way to save money, if you lack the proper skills and experience to get the job done properly and safely you may end up paying for it later.
Getting an expert in is a great way to make sure you are ticking items off your to-do list whilst making sure it is of a high standard. Before you do though make sure you do your research and pick a reputable expert who will do the job to a high standard and in a reasonable amount of time. There is nothing worse than paying through the nose for a shoddy job or a job that never seems to get done.
Asking for a quote from an expert will give you a fantastic idea of what you can expect to pay and what is included in your job. This will also give you the chance to speak face to face or over the phone with an expert who will be able to answer any questions you have and get the ball rolling on your job.
Thinking too big? Have you thought about all those small jobs that are at the very bottom of your to-do list? Sometimes those small jobs can make quite a big difference to the look and feel of the exterior of your house. Remember the last time you pulled weeds out of your garden? Neither do I! These are the small things that can really change the look of your house. Next time your neighbours drive past they will definitely notice the difference (and probably be quite jealous).
Washing your windows and nursing the front lawn back to health will also bring back the wow factor that your house is lacking. Over time, it’s hard to imagine what your house looked like when it was at its best. Even something as small as fixing up your letterbox can make a huge difference. A lot of homeowners don’t seem to really look at their letter box so don’t see how sad and worn it really is.
Ever thought about replacing your front door? Front doors can become dated as they generally don’t get replaced once a house has been built. If replacing the front door isn’t on your radar painting is a cheaper alternative that gives a great result. Why not consider a bright colour that will make your house stand out and shine, shine, shine!