Home renovations blog: Making an impact from the outside in

By the resi financial blog team, 08 April 2015

Home renovations blog: Making an impact from the outside in

A lot of homeowners get caught up in creating an eye-catching interior, but sometimes what's on the outside really does count - especially when it comes time to sell. Whether you're a savvy investor looking to flip a property for a quick profit, or someone with the long term in mind, maintaining and upgrading your home's outdoor spaces can be a big selling point.

Street appeal creates that all-important first impression, so here are some tips to keep in mind to make your home stand out from the crowd. 

Brighten up the exterior

A simple lick of paint can add bags of sparkle to your property. It can immediately improve the outside appearance and make your home look brand new. If you are stuck for ideas, take a drive through the surrounding neighbourhood to see what other homeowners have done with their property. You might find there is a particular palette that works best for your era of home, or some interesting trends that you might want to put your own spin on. 

Don't limit your artistic flair to the house. Fences and window frames often need the most attention and can act as polished focus points, particularly if you make use of contrasting colours. This can immediately add depth and interest to the front of your property. 

Lawn care 

A lush, green patch of grass outside your front door is essentially a welcome mat for attracting prospective buyers into your home. Dry, dead grass and overgrown verges are generally an instant turn-off for passersby. Lawns should be keep trimmed, tidy and in good condition, which means regularly watering and feeding. 

If you live in a drought-prone area, it might be worth investing in an alternative variety of turf. These species can survive those blazing summer days, meaning less maintenance and a more appealing frontage. 

Before pulling out the paintbrushes, make sure you have your finances in check. Check out the great array of home renovation loan possibilities by talking to a loan specialist at resi

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