Does your home lack ‘curb appeal’? Read on to discover how to add some, with today’s guest post.
When it comes to updating your property, most people automatically think of changing what’s inside the home. Remember, though, first impressions make a difference so the exterior of your house also leaves a mark to those walking up your drive. “Curb appeal” is the word on property developers’ lips, and, whether you’re looking to sell your home or just re-decorate, replacing your windows can be a great way to improve the look of your property.
Add Some Colour
Why not add some life to exterior of your home with some colourful window frames? Frames can come in a variety of materials, from different wood grains, metal finishes, or plastics. Many manufacturers offer coloured frames straight from the factory or, if you’re feeling up to it, you could paint them yourself to get the look you want. Remember to balance the colours with the look and feel of the rest of the exterior of your home. Matching the colours with the natural backdrop of your property can really make your home stand out.
A New Centrepiece
Another way to take advantage of nature’s beauty is to make the landscape your new centrepiece. If you’re lucky enough to have a home with picturesque views looking into the countryside or across the vistas of the city, consider how you can use this to make an impact. You might not need to hang pieces of artwork on your walls anymore when you realise you’ve had relaxing views over the riverside or an inspiring panorama over the cityscape all along. Take a look at the different shapes and styles of frames that would get the most out of your view to bring the exterior inside your home. Similarly, a property with a lot of natural light can make rooms feel bigger than they are. Sometimes there’s no better inspiration than what’s around you.
Not Just Superficial
Replacing your old windows for modern ones can not only give your house a fresh look, it could also save you big money on your energy bills. Insulating your home through double glazing acts as a second layer of protection to stop heat escaping and studies show that by installing energy efficient windows you can save and reduce your household bills by up to £461 per year. That means that over a twenty year period, a typical semi-detached house in the UK could save almost £10,000.
Improving the curb appeal of your property is a great way to add value for little investment. The savings you could make on your reduced energy bills could even pay for the windows themselves over a few years. Have you been redecorating your home lately? Share your ideas in the comments below.