How to Improve Your Home Entrance to Make a Killer First Impression

by Karlie Baker-Kidwell


28th January 2022




When it comes to selling your home, first impressions count. Research tells us that the top three things people first notice about your home are the front door, garden and hallway[1]. That’s why making your home’s entrance look welcoming couldn’t be more important!

If you want to make your home entrance stand out to your buyers (in a good way!), here are five tips on how to improve the front garden to make a great first impression.

1. Prune

Keeping your front garden well-manicured is an easy way to impress buyers from the get-go. Keep bushes neatly trimmed and make sure any patches of grass are regularly mowed. If you have a driveway or patio area, keep it weed-free.

2. Paint the Front Door

Did you know that the colour of your front door can impact the price of your home? According to research, your home could sell for around £4,000 more just because of your front door colour[2]. A blue front door is one of the best colours, with white, red and black also being highly desirable. If you want to make a great first impression, consider changing the colour of your front door with a quick lick of paint.

3. Hide Bins

While having your bins in the front garden is highly practical on rubbish collection day, they can be the first thing a buyer notices. Don’t let that happen! Instead, hide your bins away in the back garden or an unnoticeable spot around the side of your house just before your viewings. You can always put them back afterwards.

4. Clear Windows

Clear windows are known for boosting the amount of natural light in your home. But they can improve your curb appeal too! A cluttered window could be one of the first things a buyer notices about your property from the outside. Avoid this by keeping your window ledges partially empty. Having just a vase of flowers or a small pot plant are great choices to keep things looking sleek.

5. Hide Shoes, Bags & Coats

Hallways can easily become full of clutter during daily life. When you get home from work, it’s not uncommon to kick off your shoes, chuck your bag on the stairs and drape your coat on a hook. While this is convenient when living in your home, many buyers like to view a property that has a minimalist vibe. If you want to make your hallway look brighter, bigger and more welcoming, hide your shoes, bags and coats in a cupboard before your viewings.




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