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Achieving Curb Appeal (Part 2)


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In a previous article on curb appeal, we looked at all those things you really don’t want on show, that could create a negative first impression upon arrival at your property. This time, we’re going to focus on some of the things you may wish to consider at your home if achieving curb appeal is important to you.

One of the first things that we look at as we approach a property is the front door, so why not spruce yours up this spring with a fresh coat of paint (or two!) and some new fittings? Nobody likes to use rusting, broken, or discoloured fittings and it’s easy to make a big impact for a tiny spend.

Unblemished paintwork across the property as well as contrasting accent elements work together to give a great first impression.

Have you ever noticed how many items outside of homes, such as lanterns and gate ornaments appear in pairs? It isn’t due to a buy one get one free offer at the DIY store! It’s because we love symmetry, often without ever realising it. So, the next time you buy two bay trees to adorn the outside of the front or back door, rather than just the one, you’ll know why.

Nicely dressed windows set an expectation of a well-considered and cared for interior while gleaming paintwork shows that the care extends to the fabric of the property. This effect is further enhanced by the use of lighting, inside and out, especially in the darker months.

Regardless of the season, a nice splash of colour goes a long way to boosting the image of most properties. From acers that change colour with the seasons, to winter pansies and Christmas plants, there’s something for every time of year to give the appearance a lift.

Keeping fencing and any iron work in peak condition sets the tone early, and a tasteful feature in the front garden is a worthwhile investment in your external appearance.

Finally, walking up a clean and well-maintained path or drive and being greeted by the previously mentioned welcoming front door, with or without a fresh looking welcome mat, is sure to set your home apart from the rest.

From exterior painting, to driveways and the installation of external lighting (including security lighting), Parker Home’s experts are only a call or an email away.

You can contact us on 01284 386899, by emailing info@