The Secret of Kerb Appeal

The first time we walked up the garden path to the house we now live in, my husband whispered to me ‘this is the one’. As the estate agent unlocked the front door of an impressive Victorian house I thought to myself ‘in your dreams Tony, this is way over our budget’. I was there under protest but I could hardly refuse because he had been searching for months on Rightmove.


Looking back, I can understand why Tony made up his mind before he saw inside the house. It was down to kerb appeal, the first impression that gave him the gut feeling this was the perfect house for us.  It’s well known that most viewers will decide whether they like a house within the first few minutes or even seconds.


With no stamp duty for first time buyers until March next year, now is the perfect time to sell your house. Improving your home’s kerb appeal ‘will not only ensure your property is sold faster, but can potentially add thousands of pounds to its value’. ( Home Owners Alliance)


Zoopla’s top tip for improving kerb appeal is to pay special attention to your front door. If the lead photo online shows an attractive frontage people will be interested enough to click and find out more details.


Replacing the numbers on your front door is a subtle yet effective way of revamping the front of your house. It won’t take more than a few minutes to stick one or two contemporary Stucc numbers on your door. They come in a range of sizes and styles and you don’t need any screws or tools. Just peel off the backing tape, push on to secure the sleek chrome numbers and your door will look amazing!


Order before 4pm and we will post the numbers to you today.


 Photo by Annie Spratt