With spring well on its way the house selling season will soon be upon us and thus, for those considering a house sale, now is the time to start making preparations.
With relatively little investment homeowners can simply and easily transform their home’s appearance in order to make it more attractive to potential buyers. This applies to both the property’s interior and its exterior. By keeping in mind some simple top tips the homeowner can ensure that their property is noticed at a distance and the interest of potential buyers is captured.
Wooden fixtures and fittings
Wooden fixtures and fittings are prone to rotting and flaking paint which can destroy the appearance of a property’s exterior. However, simple repair work can be carried out upon such fittings and fixtures to ensure that the home’s exterior is neat and tidy.
Rotted wood should be stripped away from the healthy wood and then filled. Once the structural integrity of the wood has been suitably repaired it can then be painted to create an exceptionally attractive finish. This principle applies to all wooden fixtures and fittings including window frames and even the front door. Healthy wooden fixtures and fittings that are suitably finished can totally transform the image of the house.
UPVC fixtures and fittings
On modern homes the majority of fixtures and fittings that would have once been constructed from wood are now made from UPVC. While UPVC does boast the benefit of natural immunity to rotting, it is prone to collecting dirt and tarnishing over time.
Due to being white in colour, dirty UPVC is readily noticeable. Thankfully, this can easily be rectified with a damp cloth or more conveniently, using a domestic pressure washer.
Standard UPVC fixtures may include the front door, the back door, window frames and guttering. Tarnishing often takes the form of the yellowing of the white plastic. This process can be reversed relatively easily using off the shelf cleaning products.
By far the largest and therefore most noticeable surface area on the exterior of any home is the walls. If these walls are rendered or finished with some other textured material the cost of repair could be substantial. However, the homeowner may decide that such costs are worthwhile in order to enhance their home’s kerb appeal.
The solution is significantly more straightforward if the exterior walls are painted as a simple coat of paint has the potential to transform the image of the home. It is important that fixtures, fittings and exterior walls are improved in conjunction with one another as bright, freshly painted walls will look out of place with an old, tarnished front door.
The kerb appeal of a house can be increased significantly through simply freshening up old fixtures and fittings and even exterior walls. Cleaning, restoring and painting such surfaces can greatly enhance the visual appeal for potential buyers and thus draw them to the property. This is important in order to take advantage of passing trade and to make a good first impression during viewings.