How to Make a Good First Impression with your Home #sponsored

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Make a Good First Impression by Using Your Home

They say that a person will form an opinion about another individual within the first seven seconds of meeting them. Because this timeframe is so short, it’s reasonable to assume that a large part of this opinion will be influenced by appearance.

Another opinion that is formed in a very short period of time is that which people acquire of your home. Whether they’re coming for a visit or simply walking by, the impact that your property has on viewers will leave an almost instantaneous impression, and can either be really good, awfully bad or so nondescript as to be almost non-existent. Of course, every homeowner wants their house to make a good impression on anyone who sees it, so if you’re worried about this then you may want to consider the various ways you can work to spruce up the outside of your home.

A Finished Façade

Your property’s surface is the first thing people will notice. Peeling paint, shabby brickwork and uninspiring materials will make any building look unsightly, so if your house’s façade is looking a little worse for wear it might be time to give it a fresh new makeover. Consider cladding as a relatively inexpensive way to spruce up the outside of your home, and if you’re feeling adventurous you could even think about introducing a little colour.

Doors and Windows

The next thing you should turn your attention to is the state of your doors and windows. Doors and windows have both cosmetic and practical purposes; they add to the overall aesthetic design of your home and actively work to regulate the amount of heat and energy your home uses and loses. Therefore, spending a little time repairing any damage and sealing gaps won’t just improve the look of your home, it’ll help you save money too. For extra impact, replace your regular door with a UPVC model from Dunster House which will look great and last for up to 35 years without needing to be replaced.

Great Gardening

Your front lawn will leave just as much of an impression on viewers as will the state of the property itself. Therefore, to truly ensure that your home looks as beautiful as possible, you’ll need to put on your gloves and get a grip on those weeds. The best solution for unpractised gardeners it to plant something that looks great all year round, so have a good look around online for some seasonal planting guides that will help you to achieve the best impact with the least amount of effort.

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Comments

  1. My husband is in the process of painting the house trim. That drives me nuts because while the paint dries the windows have to be open a crack. I sit there with a can of bug spray the whole time.

  2. Nice post. Great tips. Thank you for sharing.

  3. These are some awesome tips, I shall share them with others… And tell others about the site! Thanks

  4. April Farley says:

    When my husband & I bought our first home. My Mom came to help us set up house. She told me that if I would hang the curtains 1st it would make it seem homey immediately. She was right, of course. I have always been a big window treatment gal because of that lil tid-bit from my Mama. Curtains & Blinds make a room.

  5. Ashley Dionne says:

    Great tips! Curb appeal is something i always notice first!

  6. jenn huey says:

    One thing I always look for is clean windows. I am very picky about having my windows clean and all the hard surfaces swept

  7. Michelle Salais says:

    Awesome post. I’ve never thought about our home making a first impression.

  8. Miranda McCallister says:

    I have family that when I first seen their home, my first thoughts were these people are dirty people. I came to love and respect them but I still don’t want to spend time in their home. This just drives it home. And for me, I realize that my own home is not where I’d like it to be,

  9. Debbie Welchert says:

    Thanks for the great advice. We just had a really bad hail storm and are in the process of getting new windows and a new paint job for the house.

  10. Julie Mauricio says:

    I don’t own a home to use all these great ideas but I did take note of them for when I do. Thanks! 🙂

  11. These are excellent tips which I have taken note of for future use. Thank you sharing. In addition, I attempted to comment on a Mom To Bed post today 6/30 for my Coach bag entry; however, my request was denied. I made several attempts. All other posts I have made previously were accepted so I found this rather odd that today’s was not accepted. Thank you and have a nice day/evening!

  12. M.Clark says:

    This is a great post, thank you for sharing the information about making your home more appealing. Some people want their home to look rundown and uninviting, I guess it depends on the area where you’re living.

  13. Lara Clinton says:

    The outside of the house is the part I feel the least inspired to decorate lol. I needed these tips to feel like getting ready to start! I know for sure we need more mulch but I bet some paint could use touching up too.

  14. I don’t own a home yet, but I like to have a wreath on my apartment door and a welcome mat in the entryway. It’s amazing what simple things can do to make a place homey!

  15. Tanya Anna W. says:

    we just weeded and trimmed hedges etc, it took forever but it looks 100% better. Curb appeal makes a difference in property values, too

  16. Brigid OHara Koshko says:

    Great information! I agree the front of your house will make a last first impression on not only your house but your neighborhood. I love to see all the houses with beautiful front front lawns.

  17. We try to maintain our lawn and garden as well as keeping the outside of our house/garage clean in order to make a good first impression. I think a nice, green lawn is crucial to the look of a house, unless, of course, if one lives where having grass is not practical.

  18. Lauryn R says:

    Good points on how to make a good first impression of your house! I like the idea of making sure your lawn is mowed, I think it definitely makes a huge difference on the appearance of your home!

  19. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    These are great tips and I try to update and clean whenever possible. Having the lawn mowed and weeds pulled really does make a big difference.

  20. I can’t believe all the maintenance a yard takes.I finally own a home, outright with no more payments. I want to go back to apartment living. Let someone else deal with it all!

  21. Maria Iemma says:

    We need to paint the outside of the house…peeling paint is not very attractive! Curb appeal is important,

  22. I couldn’t agree more! We just painted our front door a cheery yellow and put up a new wreath- makes all the difference in the world!

  23. linda moore says:

    My husband always says that the front of the house is what people think of you and gives them theer first impression of your home.me I always make sure the inside smells good with candles and scents.Thank you for the post and the great ideas.

  24. tank for tese tips, I can really see ow I can use them becuase tey are easy lol

  25. artizzanne says:

    These tips are simple and sensible enough for anyone to apply, homeowners and renters alike. The impression goes both ways, if these things aren’t at least reasonably kept up, it makes a bad impression, a neighbor with unkempt curb appeal can also depreciate a neighborhood’s home values. Only someone who’s tried to sell their home and had a neighbor with a pretty bad curb appeal can truly appreciate at least an effort by the neighbors.

  26. Mippy/Sabrina says:

    These are awesome tips and some of them I never considered. They are simple and easy to understand that almost anyone could apply them. Thanks so much! 🙂

  27. Laurie P says:

    Great tips. Totally took me back to my home staging days…..

  28. Julie Wood says:

    They are remodeling a house up the street and are going to put it on the market. I thought that they were not going to change the windows. I would never buy a house with old siding and windows. This is so important when selling a home is to make sure the outside of the house looks nice.

  29. pumpkinsfan76 says:

    Thank you for sharing these tips with us.

  30. alison gibb says:

    I can remember when I was a kid, my parents had a clean window day at the beginning of the spring. Dad would be outside and Mom would be inside. They would do each window together so that they could see the spots.

  31. Jana Williams says:

    Nothing makes you feel Better than Revamping your home, not just on the Outside but also on the Inside! It’s Amazing how Painting your Room or an Accent Piece can Really Change your Mood! I am going to paint my Room a Calming & Tranquil Bright Aqua Color! I love Color, whether it’s Pastels or Brights! When you are Happy with your Surroundings it Really Improves your Overall Mood! It doesn’t have to be a Drastic Change; maybe just adding some Flowers to your Yard or in a Vase in your Bedroom! I really enjoy reading things like this; Great Post!

  32. Claire Rheinheimer says:

    My landscaping is sadly lacking this year, even out front. My daughter’s appointments will slow down after next week, so I’m hoping I’ll have time to work on it then, and get the wheelchair ramp taken down as we no longer need it.

  33. A house is so much more work than I knew it would be. There’s always something that needs to be done.. I’d love to go back to apt. living.

  34. Jana Williams says:

    I am Sure I’m not Alone when I say, I wish I could change a Few things about my Home! I’m always Looking for ways to Make my Home a Cozier & Happier Place! I was going to Redecorate my Bathroom and I Bought everything I needed to do so then I hurt my Neck & Back! It seems my home is Always under some kind of Re-Vamping or Change! I would like to maybe get an Earlier Start Next Year on the Gardening; I Always think a House feels more Inviting when it’s Surrounded by Colorful Flowers or Even Just a Potted Plant or Two! I Really have been thinking Lately about Planting an Indoor Herb Garden because I like Cooking with Fresh Herbs! The One thing I have Learned is that Making Changes to your Home doesn’t have to be Expensive or Drastic! I Just try to Work on One thing at a Time & Take it Nice and Slow! It can be a Fun & Exciting Experience so I try to Stay Calm & Relaxed and Remember Nothing is Permanent and Anything can be Fixed! I Really Enjoyed this Blog! Thanks for the Informative Information! Jana Williams

  35. mooooondog says:

    THANKS FOR SHARING THIS–NICE ARTICLE

  36. Brigid OHara Koshko says:

    Your post has me motivated to get out and plant! When your neighborhood takes care of not only their house but their lawn makes a huge difference.

  37. Kamla L. says:

    These are great tips and not just for making a good impression on visiting company. These tips can also be helpful when putting your house on the market. Thanks!

  38. Good information! The first impression is so important.

  39. Lynn Hammon says:

    Curb appeal definitely improves the impression of a house, and the owners of that house. We are working on our landscaping pretty soon and we plan on planting in season so our yard always looks green.

  40. I wish we could afford a landscaper. Our lawn looks awful. We’ve started from scratch twice to get a nice lawn. I just gave up!

  41. Thanks for the pointers. We’re having a big get together this weekend and I’ll be getting ready and thinking about these as I’m preparing our home.

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