It’s no secret that homes with high curb appeal typically draw in a wider pool of potential buyers, attract higher prices — and sell in a fraction of the time when compared to the everyday ‘doer-upper’.

Yes, home renovation projects add value to a property and increase its overall appeal, both inside and out. However, the importance of curb appeal shouldn’t be underestimated. It is the first impression created by the exterior that sets the stage for potential buyers.

Investing in curb appeal can yield substantial returns when it comes to selling a property. And a well-maintained exterior, with features such as a fresh coat of paint, well-kept landscaping, and attractive architectural details, can significantly enhance the perceived value of a home. But where exactly should you focus your efforts for maximum resale value?

From timber doors to landscaping and double-glazed sliding doors to lighting, Here are our top 5 home renovation tips that will supercharge your curb appeal.

Front door and stonework on Kyal & Kara’s Long Jetty Renovation project

Home Renovation Tips to Boost Your Curb Appeal

When it comes to boosting your home’s curb appeal, there are several renovation tips that can make a significant difference. From simple changes to more extensive projects, each helps to transform the exterior of your home and create a lasting impression.

Whether you’re preparing to sell or simply want to enhance the overall look and feel of your property, these easy home reno ideas can breathe new life into an outdated, lacklustre property.

1. Transform Your Front Door’s Look

When it comes to renovating your home’s exterior, don’t underestimate the transformative power of an upgraded front door. One of the easiest ways to give your front door a fresh look is by adding a new coat of paint.

Whether you have a timber or aluminium entry door, choose a colour that complements your home’s style and adds a touch of personality, though be mindful that bold and colourful choices can be considered polarising to some buyers. Additionally, you should consider upgrading the hardware on your front door, such as the handles, locks and hinges for a more polished and updated look.

If you’re looking to make a more significant change, consider replacing the door altogether. A new timber door can instantly elevate the look of your home and create a welcoming focal point.  Opt for a style that complements your home’s architecture and adds visual interest while improving energy efficiency and security.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to switch up handles, glasswork and coatings to give the property a whole new feel. Frame the entry door with potted palms or buxus on either side for a more opulent look.

2. Green Up Your Landscape

Enhancing your outdoor spaces can greatly improve your home’s curb appeal by creating a more inviting atmosphere. Start by evaluating your current vegetation and consider adding some greenery to liven up the space.

Planting colourful flowers, shrubs, or trees can bring life and vibrancy to your yard. Try to pick plants that thrive in your local climate and require little maintenance to keep them looking their best year-round.

A few quick and easy ways to create a cleaner, more aesthetically pleasing look and feel is by adding mulch or decorative rocks around your plants. Consider installing a pathway and adding lighting fixtures to highlight certain areas and create a visually appealing ambience during the evening hours.

Lastly, don’t underestimate the power of planting vertically. Whether it’s hanging baskets, vertical planters, or living walls, nature is one of real estate’s best ways of boosting curb appeal by the bucketload.

Planting scheme outside of home

A few ideas to incorporate into your landscape as part of your home renovation include:

  • Colourful flowers and shrubs to add vibrancy and visual interest.
  • Choose native plants that are well-suited to your climate.
  • Add evergreen plants for year-round greenery and a polished look.
  • Create layers and depth by mixing plants of different heights and sizes.
  • Consider planting a kitchen garden as a functional feature.
  • Add trees for shade, privacy, and a sense of maturity to the landscape.
  • Use mulch or decorative rocks to create clean and defined planting areas.

3. Window Upgrades that Wow

Consider replacing old, single-glazed windows with more energy-efficient options, such as double-glazed windows. These windows are designed to better insulate your home, keeping it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter while reducing energy costs.

Look for windows with low-emissivity (low-E) glass, which helps to block harmful UV rays and minimise heat transfer. Beyond functionality, windows can be a statement piece that adds character and style to your home.

Explore different window and door styles, such as casement, awning, or bay windows and double-glazed sliding doors that complement your home’s architecture — bringing a new layer of modern style. Quick and easy window treatments can further enhance the appearance of your windows.

Why not install stylish curtains, blinds, or window screens that match your home’s interior design and provide privacy when needed? Upgrade the window hardware, switching out the handles, locks and hinges for a more modern look and feel. And think about powder-coated finishes, paint jobs and colour matching to your current scheme.

window screen with garden view

4. Outdoor Living: Elevate Your Space

Transforming your outdoor living area is an amazing way to add value, functionality, and enjoyment to your home. Whether you have a spacious backyard or a more intimate yard, there are a few different ways you can elevate your outdoor space and create an inviting oasis.

If you have the space, consider adding a decked dining area with a table and chairs. This will allow you to enjoy meals outdoors and host gatherings with family and friends and show any future buyers the potential the space has.

Add cushions and outdoor rugs to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. To extend your outdoor living into the evening hours, incorporate lighting elements such as string lights, lanterns, or even built-in LED fixtures. This will not only illuminate the space but also create a magical ambience.

Consider vertical gardens or hanging baskets to maximise space and add a touch of greenery to walls or fences. Just a few additions can make a huge difference in the ways your outdoor space can become part of your indoor lifestyle.

5. Illuminate Your Exterior: Upgrade Lighting

Exterior lighting can transform your home’s appearance after dark while improving safety and functionality. The right lighting not only showcases your property’s best features, but creates a welcoming atmosphere, and gives your home a polished and sophisticated look.

Use spotlights to highlight architectural features, trees, or shrubs, creating a stunning focal point. Pathway lighting with low-profile fixtures can guide guests safely to your front door while adding a subtle ambience.

Consider installing outdoor wall sconces to flank your garage or illuminate the sides of your home.

These fixtures can add a touch of sophistication and ensure adequate lighting in areas that are often overlooked. Of course, in today’s environmentally-focused world, eco-options like LED lights and solar-powered fittings can help create a much more modern — and money-saving vibe.

Plus, as an added bonus, LED lights offer a wide range of options, from warm to cool tones, allowing you to create the desired ambience for your outdoor space.

Outdoor dining area

Where to Start Your Upgrades

Whether it’s new timber doors or double-glazed sliding doors, Wideline Windows are here to provide expert advice and guidance, helping you choose the perfect windows and doors to complement your current architectural style and personal preferences.

With an extensive selection of styles, materials, and finishes, you can trust Wideline to provide tailored solutions that will enhance your home’s curb appeal and create a welcoming atmosphere.

Visit your nearest showroom or view the full range online for more.