Ensuring your home makes a good first impression is important and will potentially have an effect on how much you sell your property for. Spending time preparing your home properly will pay off . Here is a simple checklist to help you ensure you make the most of your entrance – from the doorway, to pot plants to pathways, follow this easy guide to help you prepare your home.
Create an impact right from the start
Add Interest to Your Doorway
If you have sufficient space, place a range of matching terracotta pots with plants against the wall near your entrance. For the average sized doorway use the pots up to a metre high. If your home is an older style, aged classic cone shaped pots with a rolled rim containing colourful flowers, like geraniums, will give a traditional welcome feeling. For more modern homes tall angular pots that taper downwards are very popular – add architectural plants like succulents for a dramatic effect.
Keep it Balanced
Try and keep everything symmetrical. If you are using pots and plants to add interest, put one either side of the entrance or you might like to hang two matching lanterns for a warm glow. The trick is to keep it simple and not clutter the space.
Step Inside and See the Light
Often hallways are narrow and dark. If your house suffer from this problem, try painting the walls white to lighten things up, or add a sky light. A broad runner will make a hallway seem wider.
Shabby Doors Need to be Spruced Up
Your front door is the first thing your buyers see, so if it needs a lick of paint get out the brushes! You might also consider a new handle or knocker – this is an inexpensive way to update your door.
Pave the Way to a Successful Sale
Guide buyers to your door with a paved pathway. Plain white pavers look terrific against a green lawn. If the steps to your front door look at a little shabby a great trick is to the tile the step rises, rather than ripping everything out and starting from scratch.
Maintain Your Privacy
In many areas, especially the inner city, security and privacy are selling points, so low to medium wall at the front of your house can appeal to buyers. Don’t forget to check with your local council to ensure all building regulations are met.