Tips for improving your period property’s kerb appeal

Improve your period property’s kerb appeal to fall in love with your home all over again.

There’s no place like home – a saying that’s particularly true when you’re returning home to a property that looks elegant, tidy and welcoming.

If your property’s exterior is beginning to a look a little tired, neglected or drab, it’s time to don the gardening gloves or pick up the paintbrush and get to work freshening it up.

A property with kerb appeal will not only lift your spirits and provide you with a sense of pride, it will also give a warm welcome to visitors, and attract interest if you decide to sell your property.

Here are five ways to spruce up your period property’s external appearance and add value to your home.

Paint your front door and window frames

Adding a lick of new paint to your front door and window frames can give your property a new lease of life. If you’re feeling brave, why not go for something different and repaint in a new colour like pillar box red, grey, or mint green?

Neaten up the lawn with Victorian edging

Keep your lawn looking manicured by adding attractive, reclaimed Victorian rope edging. The barrier will prevent grass roots from making their way over to your flowerbeds and save time on trimming and maintaining your lawn.

Tidy up the path

Your front path is one of the first impressions of your home that visitors get as they make their way to the front door. Keep your path looking clean and tidy by jet washing it, pulling up the weeds, and fixing any broken or uneven paving slabs.

Add troughs, planters or urns by the entrance

Invest in some beautiful troughs, planters and urns for the front garden and arrange them around your front door or the pathway leading to your door. Surround visitors with beautiful greenery, scented flowers and bursts of colour for an impressive welcome.

Add a decorative finial or chimney pot to the roof

Give an elegant period property a touch of grandeur by installing a decorative, reclaimed Victorian finial or chimney pot on the roof. Extra details like these are what will make your property stand out from those around it and add value to your home.