Add Value to Your Home: Exterior Home Makeovers

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Exterior Home Makeovers

New windows, a fresh coat of paint on cladding or a new front door will all add to the kerb appeal of a house — and boost its value.

First impressions count, and this is a crucial element if you are trying to sell your home. Most buyers will decide if they do or do not like a property before they even get out of the car and it can be hard to shake off negative first impressions created by a poor or unattractive exterior.

Giving your home an exterior makeover can involve any of the following:

  • repointing brickwork
  • repainting doors and windows
  • replacing an old garage door
  • changing/repairing windows
  • repainting walls
  • repairing cracked or broken cladding such as render or timber
  • removing stone cladding
  • adding a porch
  • adding climbing plants/trellis
  • replacing/adding a house sign or number
  • or even renaming the property

Will I Need Planning Permission?

For a radical exterior makeover, it is likely that you will need planning permission.

large scale makeover can totally transform the appearance of a property. This may involve changing roofs, wall cladding, windows, chimneys, and porches. Conversion of existing space such as garage or roof, or extending may also appeal.

Although there is a great deal you can do under Permitted Development Rights so do research those too.

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