Is your home aesthetically appealing to those walking or driving by? Would those people be commenting in a positive or negative light about your home, or perhaps not at all? Perhaps it simply blends in to the streetscape and isn’t actually noticed by passers by.
Other than the keeping up with the Jones’ philosophy, which you may or may not be interested in, creating street appeal is very important in getting the best possible price for your home when it comes time to sell, It may also prove beneficial if you are looking to refinance or access equity in your home to invest or do further work to your home.
There are many aspects to creating street appeal, which actually starts from outside the front boundary of your home. Trees on the footpath can be used to enhance and frame your home. Speaking of trees, a well designed and maintained front garden will do wonders for your street appeal, as will an appropriate front fence. Placing a gate across your driveway can take the focus off the ugly garage door.
Creating depth and perspective by using light and shade creates visual interest to the front of your home, as does using contrasting colours or materials as a feature. Don’t overdo it though, the “kiss” principle is often the best (keep it simple stupid).