Upgrade Your Frontage: First Impressions Count


If you are trying to portray a positive impression of yourself and your standards, there is no better way to do it than with your home. The front of the property is what creates the first impression in people’s minds. That first impression can be what lands you a promotion at work, or helps you to win a contract that you so badly need.

You can see why it is vital to keep the frontage in top condition at all times and to spend money on improvements where necessary. If you think that the front of your home is not as impressive as it could be, here are some ideas you must think about to make it standout from the rest. I hope you find them informative.

The Entrance

The entrance to your driveway is the first thing your visitors see. make a statement by building columns either side and installing some Fencemakers automatic gates. Your guests will be suitably impressed when the gates swing open before them.


If the guttering is past its best, replace it. There is no point in repairs when the new product is so cheap.

The House

Paint the walls of the house if necessary. Nothing looks worse than dirty rendering or cracked paint on the woodwork. Concentrate on the window frames too. Perhaps it is time to replace the rotten timber frames with modern uPVC alternatives.

The Drive

If the driveway to your home is long, you might have no option but to use gravel. If you have a short drive, think about a hard surface instead. You can use bricks, paving slabs, natural stone, or printed concrete made to the design of your choice.

The Garden

The garden must be neat and tidy. You don’t need to go overboard with the planting as long as the grass and the borders look neat. Remove the weeds and trim any bushes to show that you pay attention to detail.

The Front Door

The front door must be in top condition. If it looks shabby you must paint it or fit a new one. It is easy to restore the paintwork on a door, follow these instructions.

  1. Remove the old furniture from the door.
  2. Use a heat gun and a scraper to remove the old paint. Apply the heat until the old product starts to blister. While you scrape it off, move the gun onto the next area. Keep working over the entire door.
  3. Coat the door with a layer of primer.
  4. When the primer is dry, apply the topcoat. Use a loaded brush to get the best finish you can. Wait until it is completely dry before applying a second coat if necessary.

The door might need new furniture. You must buy top quality pieces if they are to last. Cheap items look attractive for a year or two and them you must replace them. Solid brass pieces will last for decades.


Remember to clean the exterior of your home regularly. We are all used to internal housework, but sometimes the outside needs a little soap and water too.

Well, that’s all for today. If you follow my advice, your home will look fresh and classy for many years to come. Well done!



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