5 Ways to Boost Your Kerb Appeal

kerb appeal gated path through front garden to front door of house

Spring is here, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to sell your property. As the flowers bloom and the sun shines brighter, potential buyers are on the lookout for their next dream home. This is where ‘kerb appeal’ – the attractiveness of a property and its surroundings when viewed from the street – becomes paramount. A strong kerb appeal not only makes your property stand out from the rest but can also significantly increase its market value. Here are five essential tips to enhance your property’s kerb appeal this spring.


  1. Refresh Your Front Door

The front door serves as the focal point of your property’s exterior. A fresh coat of paint can make your door stand out for all the right reasons, providing a warm welcome to buyers. Consider colours that complement your home’s exterior while adding a pop of personality. Accessories like a stylish doormat, a brass door knocker, or potted plants on either side of the door can add charm and character. Remember, your front door is the gateway to your home; make it inviting.


  1. Landscape with Purpose

Landscaping plays a crucial role in kerb appeal. Start with a thorough cleanup: remove weeds, trim hedges, and clear any dead plants or debris. Next, add layers to your garden with a mix of perennials and annuals to ensure year-round colour. Consider the symmetry and sight lines from the street, aiming for a balanced look that draws the eye toward the front door. Don’t forget the lawn – a well-maintained, green lawn is essential. If you’re short on time, consider hiring a professional landscaper to bring your vision to life.


  1. Update Exterior Lighting

Good lighting can transform your property’s appearance at night, highlighting its best features and providing a sense of security. Replace old or broken light fixtures and consider adding landscape lighting to illuminate walkways or accentuate trees and shrubs. Solar-powered lights are a great eco-friendly option. Moreover, ensure your house numbers are well-lit and visible from the street; this small detail can make a big difference.


  1. Jet Wash and Paint

Years of exposure to the elements can leave your property looking tired. Jet washing the exterior can breathe new life into your home, removing dirt, grime, and moss that accumulate over time. For areas that look outdated or faded, a new paint job can work wonders. Choose colours that fit with the neighbourhood but allow your property to stand out. Pay attention to details like window frames , porches and front doors, and the garage door, as these elements contribute significantly to your home’s overall look.


  1. Enhance Your Driveway and Pathway

The condition of your driveway and pathway can add or detract significantly from your property’s kerb appeal. Cracks and weeds coming through the driveway can be an eyesore, suggesting neglect. Repair any damages and consider a sealant for a fresh, well-kept look. For pathways, ensure they are clear and well-defined. Adding stepping stones or borders can enhance the pathway’s visual appeal and guide visitors smoothly to your front door.


Bonus Tip: Don’t Forget the Small Details

While focusing on the big changes, it’s easy to overlook the small details that can make a big difference. Try to keep bins out of eyesight, clear the driveway of vehicles while photos or videos of your property are being taken and clean your windows inside and out; sparkling windows not only look better but also let in more light, making your home feel brighter and more inviting.



Boosting your property’s kerb appeal is an investment that pays dividends, making your home more attractive to potential buyers and possibly increasing its sale price. By focusing on these five areas, you can transform your property’s exterior into a welcoming, appealing space that stands out in the spring and summer property market. Remember, first impressions matter; make yours count.


Thinking of selling your home this spring? Contact your local Arden branch for a Free Valuation and informal chat. We have offices in Barnt Green, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Rubery, Solihull and Worcester. Our friendly team of experts are here to advise and help you every step of the way.