It’s not always what’s on the inside that counts. So here are a few tips for instantly boosting your property’s value on the outside and improve street appeal.

Wash

You’d be amazed at the amount of muck and dirt that have built up on the exterior of your property over the years.  This grime can make your property look unloved and therefore less valuable. For a practically free quick fix, get out there with the hose and give your home a good wash.  If you really want the place to shine, hire a high pressure cleaner for the weekend.

Paint

Paint is one of my favorite ways to instantly add a fresh look to any home as dated colour schemes can make your home look tired.  Opt for a neutral colour pallet with tones that won’t date for a few years and are complimentary to the surrounding houses in your area. By bringing your homes colour scheme into the 21st century, you’ll see fantastic return on investment when selling or revaluing.

Landscaping

It may seem like a no brainer, but if your garden is going a bit wild it will have a dramatic effect on the value of your property. Get stuck into it with some clippers and make the place look cared for. You’ll be amazed at the transformation you can achieve by removing, not adding.

Accessorise

So you’ve removed all the dirt and taken back control of the gardens. Now, it’s time to add the finishing touches! Banish the old outdoor furniture and replace with a new complementary setting.  For an added splash of colour, dress up the area with cushions and throw rugs; just make sure they’re stored away safely when it looks like rain!