31 May

How to Boost Your Home’s Kerb Appeal with DIY

If you’ve spent too much time around estate agents, you might have heard the term ‘kerb appeal’ thrown around. The idea is that, the better your home looks to passersby, the more it’s worth on the market. In this article, we’ll be going into a little more detail with kerb appeal, looking at how you can improve it via a range of DIY projects.


It’s not the most glamorous task in the world, and it’s not very interesting either, but it’s certainly worth doing. If you have a front lawn or any sort of plant growth near your driveway, leaving it to grow unchecked is a surefire way of putting off potential buyers. Make sure you diligently attend to any unwanted weeds once your house is on the market.

Upgrade your front door

When we look at a home, we’re often drawn to the front door. Whether it’s because it’s central, or because it’s a standout feature, your front door plays a key role in establishing your home’s kerb appeal. If you don’t feel as though you’re up to the task of fitting a brand new door (and you might not need to, anyway), you can always just install a nice, new brushed aluminium door handle and letterbox.

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A lick of paint

Arguably one of the most impactful things that you can do to boost your home’s kerb appeal is to simply give your home a lick of paint. Obviously, as you will only be needing to impress people from the street, you only need to update the paint on the front of your home.

If you’re wondering where you might be able to find the right shade to match your home, take a look at our selection here.


It doesn’t have to be Christmas to get the most out of illuminating your property. While we would counsel against coloured or strobing lights, some tasteful bulbs which gently light up the front of your home can really help make it stand out. However, as this would mean you are using extra electricity, make sure you opt for energy-saving bulbs to keep costs to a minimum.

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To find out more about our range of products and how we can help you complete your construction project, simply contact our friendly team today. We even offer fast, reliable delivery services for your complete convenience.