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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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Friday 25th of July 2014

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.


Tuesday 22nd of July 2014

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!

Lynn Hammon

Thursday 17th of July 2014

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.


Thursday 17th of July 2014

Good information! The first impression is so important.

Kamla L.

Tuesday 15th of July 2014

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!