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Adding Value To Your Home By Updating Its Facade

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Last Updated on by Noni May

The problem with the front facade of our homes is that everyone else spends longer looking at them than we do. After all, we tend to spend the majority of our time indoors. Even when we are outside, it is usually in the back, rather than the front yard! However, neglecting the front of your home isn’t a good idea. Indeed, it can have all sorts of disadvantages, including making it a more appealing target for burglars, and even lower the value of the property overall. Fortunately, you can read all about how to show your home’s front a little TLC and have it looking like new in no time. Keep reading to find out more.

Replace your front door

The front focal point of a home is usually the front door. Indeed, our front doors play many essential roles in our lives, as they keep us and our home secure, and protect us from the weather. Of course, that also means they experience a fair bit of wear and tear, something that when you add the pummeling, they get from the elements means they can start not to look their best reasonably quickly.

With that in mind, if you are looking to refresh the front of your home and add instant value, it’s best to replace your front door. Opt for doors that are not only thick and will keep the heat in, but also ones fitted with high-grade locks and the latest security features. After all, investing in these is nearly always cheaper than dealing with the aftermath of a break-in.

Wash your windows

How long has it been since the windows of the front outside of your home have a good wash? Probably longer than you would like, right? Well, don’t feel too guilty as you are not alone. It’s a task that many of us put off for several reasons, including that the weather isn’t right, it takes too long, and that we don’t like working at heights!

Of course, the thing is your home facade will look instantly better if the windows are kept clean and streak-free. The good news is that you don’t have to get into your raincoat and fetch your ladder to make sure this happens. Instead, you can find a professional window washing company that will do it for you. The great thing about such companies is that many of them continue to work, even during the pandemic because it’s a socially distanced profession. 

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Spruce up your driveway

Potholes, puddles and weeds don’t make the best impression when it comes to your driveway. They might put off potential buyers when it comes to selling your home! Unfortunately, the major problem here is that to get your driveway redone can be incredibly expensive. 

With that in mind, it may be better to try and patch the holes and keep on top of the weeds yourself. Of course, you can always have a go at laying a new driveway yourself if you like? However, be warned, while this could increase the value of your property significantly, it’s also likely to be arduous work! 

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