With so much attention devoted to interior design, the exterior of a home often get overlooked but as the first thing that welcomes both us and our guests, it is worth devoting some time to improving the outside of your house. Furthermore, focusing on the kerb appeal of your home can add significant value if and when it comes time to sell up. Tudor and Georgian houses as well as Edwardian and Victorian homes often benefit from built in kerb appeal, but even if your home is unassuming from the outside, small decorative and structural improvements to the exterior of your home can equal huge impact. Key areas to focus on are the front door, the driveway or approach to your home, the porch area, the windows, the facade and the roof. And just a note of caution…before any significant outdoor work gets under way, check first whether you need planning permission – this applies particularly to listed houses or buildings in a conservation area, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.