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When it comes to homebuying, a new survey shows it’s what’s on the outside that counts

As millions of Brits go into lockdown, plans for moving house may be on pause - but now’s the perfect time to invest in getting your home sale-ready, by improving your kerb appeal.

A recent study of 1,000 homeowners by UK Sign Shop shows that 3 in 5 of us would consider kerb appeal to be ‘highly influential’ when it comes to purchasing a property. And, over three-quarters of those surveyed said that kerb appeal had played a part in their purchasing decision.

For respondents who had purchased a property in the last three years, kerb appeal was particularly influential with 81% believing exterior image to be important, and only 14% claiming they could overlook an unsightly outside.

With the COVID-19 crisis pushing DIY sales up as Brits prepare to be at home in the coming weeks, there’s never been a better time to focus on improving the outside of your home. And, for those counting the pennies, it can cost under £100 to give your home an exterior makeover.

“There’s never been a better time to consider your kerb appeal,” says Paul Carty owner of UK Sign Shop. “By making a few, simple but effective changes to the outside of your home it’ll not only provide you with a project during these unprecedented times, but will also mean your home is even more desirable when it comes to selling it. With 3 in 5 homeowners claiming kerb appeal was highly influential in their purchasing decision, it’s definitely time to take a look at what can be done to renovate your home’s exterior, from adding a stylish sign, to giving your pathway a spruce.”

Feeling inspired? Visit UK Sign Shop’s website, for 5 easy and affordable ways to improve your kerb appeal.


Notes for Editors:

UK Sign Shop provides handcrafted signage for homes, businesses and beyond.
Suppliers of house signs, office and general signage for businesses in England, their online emporium is brimming with classic and contemporary signage solutions, available in a range of materials all suited to your home or business needs.

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