Montagu SquareTraditional Entrance, London
Entrance door with brass hardware and black wood planters. Stephen Perry and Mike Guest
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Talk to the neighbours‘Don’t just visit the property/area at various times of the day and night – also research the neighbourhood and, if possible, try talking to residents and neighbours. Neighbours can offer much information about property issues, noise issues and crime that may be glossed over by agents and sellers.’ biigem
Step outsideIt’s the first thing a potential buyer will see, so look critically at the outside of your house. Does the front door need painting? Is the path clear and free of cracks. Are plants and trees neatly trimmed? This is your chance to make a killer first impression, so use it!Boost your kerb appeal with plants
Sharpen upIf your doorway is at close quarters to the street, aim for hotel-style perfection with crisp lines and glossy surfaces. Ensure paintwork on everything from the door to walls and railings is tidy, with no peeling patches, then line the steps with super-smart planters and clipped foliage.
Get some perspectiveHere, two simple planters, either side of the path to the front door, are home to neatly clipped box bushes. They help to draw the eye towards the entrance, creating a mini runway effect, and soften the harsh appearance of the black railings.Get more ideas for improving your kerb appeal