Kerb Appeal – Five Ways to Improve Your Home Outdoors


The appearance of your house outside can create quite the impression on visitors and neighbours alike. If you want your home to be appealing and welcoming, you might want to have a look at the exterior of the house and see if things could use a bit of sprucing up. Here are a few ways you can improve on the outdoor aesthetics.

Gardening and Dead Spots

Contact a company that handles tree services such as hedging, lopping, and gardening. You can markedly improve the appearance of your house simply by having beautiful foliage, flowers, and a green, grassy yard. These professionals will be able to cover up any dead spots in the garden, and your yard will look healthier and cleaner. Of course, it is up to you to maintain it afterwards! Mr Trees provides tree services such as trimming to make sure that you still have your tree in shape. 

Trimming the Fat

Rather than fat, what you should be trimming back is any vegetation that might be hiding your beautiful home. Those tree services companies can handle this for you as well. As handy as you might be, you should not do this home improvement activity yourself as it can be extremely dangerous, especially if you don’t have the right tools. Shrubs and branches should not be obscuring your home or pose any risks for your home or its inhabitants.

Paving the Driveway

If you don’t have a paved driveway yet, now is a good time to get the job done. You can edge the driveway with brick, paving stones, or other decorative stones for an extra splash of colour and life. Again, these are improvements that are best left to the professionals, so don’t try to do all this yourself.

Outdoor Lighting

If you’re especially keen to make some of the changes yourself, here’s just the improvement for you. Solar lights are best for the walkways, and don’t require any electrical wiring for the house. They are easy to install and add to the ambiance at night. A common decorative feature of many gardens these days is fairy lights draped across the foliage.


Why not add some outdoor furniture in the garden? If you have the space for it, some strategically placed chairs or benches and a table can make the home seem very inviting and pleasant. It would also be a nice spot for you and the family to have snacks or a weekend brunch for a change of scenery.

These are just five ways that you can completely alter the look of your home from outside. Try one or two of these suggestions and see how much more inviting and welcoming the house appears.