The frontal elevation of your home gives a visitor a first impression, and if one neglects essential building maintenance, it won’t be long before the front of your property begins to look a little shabby. By carrying out a few minor improvements, it is possible to transform the exterior, while also adding significant value to the property, and with that in mind, here are a few ways to brighten up the front of your home.

  • Invest in Bespoke Electric Gates – The entrance to your property should be a reflection of you, and if your old gates have seen better days, why not have a set of electric gates designed and installed by a professional supplier? You could order some elegant wooden electric gates that match the doors and windows, and with a company that specialises in bespoke solutions, your gates will be a major feature of the front of your home. There are no off-the-shelf solutions with motorised gating, and by talking to a local expert, they can help you design the ideal gating that will be a major feature of the property. With remote control operation, you won’t need to leave the comfort of your car, especially in the rain, and you don’t have to worry about closing the gates, as this is automatic.
  • Resurface the Driveway – If you are having automated gates fitted, you should also have the driveway resurfaced, and rather than opting for asphalt, you could invite a block paving specialist to quote for the project. Block paving comes in stunning designs and patterns, especially if you use several colours, and with a solid concrete base, you have a very attractive driveway that will stand the test of time. Block paving offers the homeowner many benefits, and with stunning designs, you really can’t go wrong.


  • Power Wash the Roof – If you hire a jet power washer from a local hire company, you can completely transform the roof, and if you would rather a professional handled this, talk to a local roofing contractor, who would be happy to clean the roof. You could also have the fascia and soffit boards replaced with PVC, which comes in a range of attractive colours, and while you are having the roof cleaned, you could ask the roofer to apply a special sealant on your roof, which will prolong its life.
  • Consider Replacing the Fencing – Perhaps the company that installs the electric gates also does fencing, in which case, you can have the fencing replaced at the same time. This will complete the look, and with the hedgerows trimmed and the driveway resurfaced, the front of your home will be suitably transformed.


If your trees are in need of some pruning, now is the best time of year to do that, and by calling your local tree surgeon, he can pop round and shape your trees, which will complete the front transformation. The added value to your property will be considerable, and should you ever wish to sell, potential buyers will be impressed by the frontal elevation, which might help secure a quick sale.