Giving your home some kerb appeal

0 Written by Lisa on 21st Jan 2014 in Design Tips

Front garden in Wandsworth by Lisa Cox Designs

There was an interesting article in The Sunday Times’ home supplement on Sunday about revitalising your home. It offered lots of advice and ideas about ways you can improve your home. These ranged from inexpensive decluttering to full-scale structural changes.

Planting at front Osxhott Garden Design Lisa Cox

At the end there was a piece about increasing your home’s kerb appeal. It mentioned ways to smarten up the house, for example new windows/doors and cladding, but I was really disappointed that there was no mention of the garden. Front gardens I know can be expensive, especially if you want to replace the driveway, but I passionately believe that it doesn’t matter what you do to the outside of the house, it will never have any kerb appeal if the garden looks a fright.

Front garden Wandsworth by Lisa Cox Designs

And I speak from personal experience when I say this, as a punter as well as a designer. Get the front garden right and it will completely change the way you feel about your home and the way others respond when they visit. I still smile when I come home even two years on. ┬áIn fact it’s getting better each season as the plants mature and it doesn’t look brand spanking new anymore.

Lisa Cox Garden Designs - Front Gdn Leatherhead

So I’ve decided to put together a few blog posts with some tips and advice about improving your front garden. In an ideal world you’d rip it up and start from scratch, but if budget is an issue then there’ll be ways that you can make some changes to improve what you’ve got.

The first instalment will be live on Friday so hope you have time to stop by and have a read.

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