Improving your kerb appeal

Creating kerb appeal
With Julia Kendell

Ideas for improving the exterior of your house and front garden


‘Kerb appeal’ is a term you hear mostly from estate agents when it’s necessary to make a good first impression to sell a property, but there’s no doubt that refreshing the exterior of your home will make a huge impression on your wellbeing as well as the property’s appearance. Tackling peeling paint and unruly gardens can transform a property from run-down to pristine in one weekend - and knowing those niggly jobs are done lifts your spirits and makes your house a pleasure to come home to.

Take a look at how design expert Julia Kendell tackled the exterior of four houses that needed a fresh look, ready to enjoy throughout spring and summer. With a few small, easy changes the exteriors have been lightened, brightened and tidied - bringing a new, positive energy to each property.

About Julia Kendell

With over 30 years’ experience as an interior designer Julia’s portfolio is packed with projects ranging from elegant yet practical homes all the way to large scale restaurants and hotels. You may recognise her from her regular appearances as the resident design expert on BBC1s DIY SOS or ITVs 60 Minute Makeover where she prides herself on creating fabulous interiors on tight budgets and limited timeframes. As well as mentoring the design students in Homebase’s Interior Design Academy, she also finds the time to impart her easy-to-follow advice to you through her videos and guides.

Julia Kendell


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