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Street Appeal – A guide to hotting up the outside of your home

Street appeal, as the name suggests, is how attractive your home looks from the street. Some houses radiate it – they are so visually attractive that you find yourself marvelling at their beauty every time you walk or drive past. Others aren’t so vibrant, so this week Hire A Hubby is offering five ways you can hot up the outside of your home to turn it into the best looking house on the block.

The Perfect Fence

Your fence not only provides a barrier to keep children and pets in (and unwanted guests out) but it adds aesthetic value that distinguishes your home from others on the street. A fence of the right style, colour and size can make a big impression. Make sure it doesn’t dominate your home though – the key is to make sure your fence is high enough to be functional without blocking the view of your home. Have a Hubby come over and inspect what fence would suit your home.

A freshly painted house

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…a fresh coat of paint does wonders for a house. Ask your local Hubby to help you find a colour scheme that suits the style and era of your home and blends well with surrounding houses in your street. If you don’t want to paint the whole house, touch up on the trim and front door.

Renewed Roof

It’s often overlooked when it comes to improving your home’s appearance, but there’s no point repainting your house if the roof looks stained and grubby. All your roof needs every now and again is a good spray with a power hose.

An Abundant Garden

If you plant flowers and plants in your front garden, you won’t believe the bursts of colour and texture it will add to the front of your home. Choose plants that are known for their fragrance such as lavender and jasmine and ask your local Hubby about the best place to position them in your front yard.

Effective Lighting

Bring your home to life after sunset with solar powered lights fitted in the garden beds. These accentuate any features you want to stand out from the street like trees, awnings and windowsills.

Now is the perfect time to get your house into shape with friends and family coming around to enjoy the summer afternoons. Next time they come around they may miss your house on the street, but that just means you’ve done your job properly! For more information about Hire A Hubby’s services and how they can help you change the appearance of your home give your local Hubby a call on 1800 803 339 or visit the website www.hireahubby.com.au.

Makeover Series Part 4: Makeover your house on a budget

This week we’re continuing our home makeover theme with some ideas on how you can ensure you’re focusing on the areas of the home that make the biggest difference.

A dream makeover is often too expensive to think about, so we’ve come up with some simple makeover ideas that should be at the top of your list if you’re after a new look without the hefty price tag.

Painting to change a room:

Try a new colour scheme or ideas like feature walls. A fresh coat of paint will brighten a room and picking a colour scheme can completely change the space without replacing all of your furnishings. Consider adding colour to walls if you have simple furnishings or whites to brighten the room, make it appear larger and put the focus on coloured furnishings. Using colours, or lack of, you can easily change the entire aesthetic and mood of a room.

 

Update your lighting:

Adding a unique light fixture to a room is a simple way to change up the space. Statement pieces like vintage chandeliers or modern light fittings can make simple rooms appear elegant or add character. Modern statement pieces will add style to the room and older metal style lights add rustic, country charm to the room, especially in older or wooden spaces. You can often find great vintage light fixtures online or in secondhand furniture stores. Ask your local Hire A Hubby about best practice installation.

Revamp your outside spaces:

The outside of your home is just as important as the inside but is often left aside during a renovation or makeover. Adding gardens or outside living spaces can not only make the appearance of your home so much more appealing, but a good courtyard is a great place to utilise when hosting friends and family. Our Hubbies can help you whether you want to build the kids a cubby house, plant a garden, build a deck and entertainment area, or even help make a space-saver garden.

 

New flooring:

Installing new carpet, wood or tile flooring is an easy way to make areas look brand new. With the wide range of flooring available on the market, ask your local Hubby about the best fit for your house. Floor work is always best done by a professional as fixing dodgy DIY work can end up costing far more than getting it done professionally in the first place.

Alternatively, if you have existing wooden floors, why not have them sanded back and restained? It will remove all those wear and tear scratches and scuffs and you can make the floors lighter or darker to suit your tastes or desired room aesthetic.

Clean, clean, clean:

A clean, tidy home always looks like new but we mean more than just dusting and vacuuming. Professional high pressure water cleaning removes any dirt, mould or stains on your paths, driveways and outside areas to make them look like new again. Ask your local Hubby if you think there’s an area around your home that needs a good clean.

If you think it’s time you did something about making over your home, call Hire A Hubby on 1800 803 339 to organise an obligation free quote or simply visit the website www.hireahubby.com.au.