Improving the Exterior of your House

There is quite a lot you can do to make your house look more
appealing without spending a fortune; first impressions really count especially
if you’re thinking about selling. You
want the estate agents picture of your house to coax them to book a viewing not
put them off completely.

This infographic about improving
your curb appeal
gives some suggestions that you can try to improve
matters. I have no plans to sell
anytime soon but I would like the exterior to look nice just for us to enjoy
our time outdoors. We have had a lot of
renovation work already but I am always keen to try something different
especially if it isn’t costing the earth.

Removing trees if they are blocking your view or if they
might cause structural damage might be something worth considering. We had someone check one of our trees, as my
dad was worried the roots were bringing up the tarmac and it might be
unstable. As it was its still quite a
solid tree thankfully so I am pleased we can keep it as personally I love trees
as do the wildlife that visit our garden.

We have definitely neglected our lawn care, its patchy in
some parts and overgrown in others, our shrubs are out of control as hubbie and
myself are not green fingered. I wish
we had more time to commit to our outside space but at the moment the kids
drain all our spare energy!!! In a few
years we might tackle it, we really should as the neighbours all have lovely
gardens and ours is definitely letting the side down.

We have pressure washed the tarmac before it was to get rid
of paint after I let the boys enjoy a craft session outside.

Using a pressure washer made a huge
difference though not only did it get rid of the paint it all came up much
cleaner and fresher.

We have done more expensive things to the outside of
our house like new windows and repointing but we have let the garden grow
freely. I think we need to get it back
into some kind of order, hubbie might if I hint enough dust off the strimmer
and get cracking. Now winter is here if
we tidy it up it should stay like that for a while as everything grows so
slowly at this time of year.

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