Residential properties are valued not only on the basis of location, layout and size but also their street appeal – or how the house is perceived visually by anyone passing by. Regardless of whether you are planning on selling your home or you just want it to look nice as you come home, increasing your home’s street appeal is always a good idea – especially so when people walk past your house and admire it for its aesthetics.

This doesn’t mean you have to spend on a full renovation; raising the bar on the street appeal of your home can be achieved through a few improvements. Louvretec Australia has put together a list of five things you can do to make your home look as pretty as a picture.

How to increase your home’s street appeal

The fence and the gate:

The fence is the first feature to be noticed when people pass by your house. In addition to marking the extent of your property, a fence – especially a well-kept and beautiful fence – immediately catches the eye. If your fence is broken, fix it and give it a fresh coat of paint. White is the most popular fence colour but you can explore more modern options to suit the home’s exterior and your own preferences. Louvretec sun louvres make for a stunning fence or gate with the sun louvre infills even made operable.

The lawn and driveway:

A well-manicured lawn always makes a good first impression. Border the lawn with a narrow bed of colourful flowers to complete the vibrant look. Keep your driveway neat and well paved to give a welcoming vibe. Experiment with artificial grass as it requires no maintenance.

The verandah and front door:

Add some tasteful outdoor furniture to the verandah. A fresh coat of paint every few years will keep the entrance to your house looking inviting and attractive. Painting your front door a contrasting colour to your house makes it stand out and get noticed; just make sure that the colour of your door and house go well together.

The roof:

Roofs are usually visible from the street and an attractive roof always draws appreciation. Avoid rusted roofs or roofs with broken tiles as they immediately bring down the street appeal of your house. An economical way to repair a rusted roof is to give it a simple paint job. Broken and missing tiles need to be replaced not only for aesthetic reasons but for functionality as well. Talk to Louvretec when you are ready for a no-obligation quotation for an opening closing roof over your deck area.

The backyard:

While not always noticeable from the street, a patio or outdoor room with an opening closing roof, glass doors or sun louvres to enclose the sides, complemented with comfy outdoor seating and surrounded by a pretty garden can turn a house into a home with additional space.

Louvretec offers the perfect solutions to add a touch of elegance and functionality to your home. Choose from a wide selection of louvres, shutters, opening roofs and glass doors to enhance the look and feel of your home. Contact us for further details and ideas on how you can make some great home improvements with our products.