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25 / October / 2023
How strategic design choices and the right materials can elevate your property's aesthetic and value

First impressions matter significantly in real estate. A thoughtfully designed and aesthetically pleasing facade, harmoniously accompanied by landscaping and accents, can greatly boost your home's value and its allure to prospective buyers.

“The exterior of your home is the very first thing visitors or potential buyers see” – say Alisa and Lysandra, Design Duo.

Let's consider the Design Duo Twin Off project. In this successful endeavour, street appeal was a major factor during the design process. The twins opted for the ENSEAM® profile from Lysaght's ZENITH® range for their property’s cladding, a decision that contributed substantially to the home's overall appeal. The choice not only brought in a modern elegance but also introduced a dynamic visual texture to the property's exterior design, substantially enhancing its street appeal.

The ENSEAM® profile offers broad, flat pans and a substantial yet low rib, creating a distinct visual dynamic. Its clean, striking aesthetic complements other materials used in the facade, setting the tone for the entire project. Beyond its aesthetic value, this profile is versatile and practical, suitable for an array of contemporary architectural designs. “And really sets the tone for the entire project” - say Alisa and Lysandra.

However, creating a home with significant street appeal involves more than just choosing the right cladding or exterior materials. The smaller details also play a crucial role. Activities like maintaining cleanliness, performing necessary repairs, keeping the lawn well-manicured, and adding vibrant hues through your garden flora can all contribute

Designing a home with significant street appeal requires thoughtful planning. It's essential to consult with your designer or builder, find your unique style, think long-term about maintenance and materials, set a budget, and, of course, enjoy the process. Your home is not only an investment but also a space for creating cherished memories.

Remember, the journey to creating street appeal begins even before someone steps onto your property. How your home fits into and stands out within your neighbourhood, the trees lining the footpath, the style of your fence and gate, and even the design of your driveway and garage all play vital roles in your home's overall appeal.

Factor in the aspect and orientation of your home too. Is there a pleasing view from the front? Can you create a seamless flow from the inside to the outside? The orientation of your home in relation to the sun can also be strategically used. Employ shading and screens to enhance comfort levels and add visual interest.

Lastly, your home should be uniquely 'you'. Your choices of colours (consider the plethora of options from materials like COLORBOND® steel), depth and perspective, and even your approach to balancing light and shade, can help your home stand out for all the right reasons.

In conclusion, achieving high street appeal requires careful planning, a good eye for design, and sometimes, professional guidance. While it may seem like a daunting task, with thoughtful choices and a bit of creativity, you can transform your home into a visual treat that leaves a lasting impression. After all, a home with high street appeal doesn't just look great—it also appreciates in value over time, rewarding your efforts.