Stop It And Tidy Up!

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That's right, stop ignoring the front of your home and give it some attention! It, not just the inside of your house that important but the outside too. Remember, most people that see your property never get to see the inside at all, but they do pass by the front of your home. That means you need to have a smart front and outside! So maybe it's time for a bit of a tidy up? Read on to find out more.

Your garden

Now, whether you are green fingered or not, you have to get to grips with the idea that you front garden matters. It's what everyone sees first when they come to visit, or even when they are just walking past.

Of course, that doesn't mean you have to have a prize winning flower display at all time of the year. But it is worthwhile investing in something attractive and simple that you can keep under control with not too much work.

Things like gravel or slate instead of grass are good ideas because they don't take up as much energy as weeding and mowing, but still look great. Especially with the addition of a seasonal plant in pots as well.

Your gates and doors

Other things that are important to get right on the front of your home are the doors and gates you have.

These are something which usually shows the owner's taste and ability to keep up with home trends. That mean you don't want let them get out of date, or style, and having one that is in disrepair in a real no-no!

Pick doors and gates that are study and provide good security, while still looking attractive and matching the style of your home. For instance, if you have an Edwardian style home a lovely old heavy door is a much better choice than a plastic UPVC one.

Your roof

Of course, if we are talking front of the house, then you also need to pay attention to the other details like your gutters and roofs.

A gutter in bad condition can really bring the rest of the look down, so check them regularly and replace them with newer ones, like the one available from the Roofing Superstore. But remember too that you still need to match the period of your home with the style that you pick, for it's too look its best.

Your brickwork

Lastly, you can have all of the elements as tidy and smart as you like, but if you don't have clean and tidy walls it will be all for naught!

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To get clean and tidy walls, you may need to remove growing vines, have the surface sandblasted, or even re-render the wall to bring it up to scratch. The choice you make, will, of course, depend on how modern your home is, and what fits in with the other home in your location.

Remember rendering a home, where the rest are sandblasted old stone may not be the wisest decision. As not only will your home look out of place, but you may find that you neighbors are annoyed that you aren't in keeping with the community as well.

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