Selling A Property? Here Are 6 Ways To Improve Your Kerb Appeal


Selling your property can be an exciting time, and you’ll obviously want to get the most out of the sale. That’s why our concrete contractors in Melbourne have decided to highlight six ways to improve your kerb appeal before selling to maximise your return. This is the absolute first element that potential buyers are going to notice when they inspect your property – which means it should be tidy and aesthetically in sync with the rest of the property.


1.     Driveway

Of course, a big part of the kerb appeal is the driveway – so you should ensure that the property’s driveway is in superb condition. If it does need a new look then get in touch with our Melbourne-based concrete contractors and choose from our exceptional premium solutions. A solid driveway is a sure way to grab the attention of any potential buyers – especially if it’s an exposed aggregate driveway which brings with it a myriad of handy benefits.


2.     Fencing

Fences come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, materials and finishes. Whether this means revitalising your current front fence or installing a new one, try picking something that matches the overall vibe of your house to give it a nice even look. If you’re looking for a more industrial look, then a concrete fence is always an option. A neutral grey will give you that more industrial look whilst coloured options can be more niche and suited to specific types of homes.


3.     The garden

There’s a lot you can do with a garden and even properties with smaller front yards have a lot of potential. Edge your garden beds, set up barriers and figure out what sort of garden you want. You can have a flower-heavy garden, something with more leafy varieties or a mixture of both. There are also several special designs you can choose from such as cottage gardens for a more boutique effect.


4.     Water features

Installing – or even creating – water features are sure to grab the attention of anyone walking past let alone potential buyers. These can be simple fountains that you can pick up from Bunnings or you can opt for something more extravagant.

One idea would be to create a small pond and put some fish in it – allowing them to swim around and give the pond some charm. Add some lights in it as well for a fabulous night-time aesthetic. There are endless possibilities when it comes to water features so make sure you pick one that fits the look of the property.


5.     Tidy up

This might seem like an obvious one, but you’d be surprised how many people get to the sale and find that they haven’t swept the front porch or cleared the cobwebs from the front windows. Be sure all leaves and particles are cleared off of the driveway and if you’ve mown the lawn that all the cut grass has been removed or a catchment was used with the mower. All the front windows should be crystal clear as well. These are small things, but our concrete contractors know they’ll make the difference.


6.     A fresh coat of paint

It’s amazing what something as simple as a fresh coat of paint can do to a property. It wouldn’t hurt to coordinate the colours with your front yard if you are going for this approach. It’s handy to keep in mind that lighter colours are actually good insulators in a manner of speaking as they reflect the light from the sun – which in turns reflects the heat that accompanies it.

The same rule applies for darker colours, but the opposite. Darker colours will absorb radiant energy from the sun and therefore make your home hotter. This is one of the factors as to why white is such a popular colour for homes.


Are you looking for concrete contractors in Melbourne?

Prestige Concrete Services is operating throughout the quarantine period and can help you sharpen your property’s kerb appeal ahead of any potential sale. Our contractors have experience dealing with local government and commercial projects as well as residential ones in Melbourne – giving us an extensive understanding of how different projects require different things.

If you’d like to get in touch with our concrete contractors in Melbourne, then please don’t hesitate to use the contact form on our website or give us a call on 0411 440 157 today.