Spring Projects

Published on May 22nd, 2015

Spring Projects & Tips to Maintain your home's value.
The weather's getting perfect for some outside projects! When it comes to general curb appeal, or just repairing fading or damaged exterior items, it’s best to make a list and be swift. So follow these tips, and get your house in tip-top shape.

1. Invest in a Power Washer
Seriously, get one. You won’t regret it! Before any type of exterior painting, you’ll need to prime the area by power washing it first. Does your driveway have leaf or paint stains? Is there discoloring on your bricks? Does the walkway have random stains? A lot of problems can be solved by a power washer. It’s a great investment that you can use for years to come.

2. Fresh Paint Job
A new coat of paint can make a house look brand new. Make sure you paint your house properly for the best results – for our DIYers, there are numerous guides online to help you out. Pick a color that will not only mesh well with your home, but also any foliage you have in the front yard. A good start is to power wash and prime areas, than remove any loose or chipped paint. After you caulk the trim, cover important items (lights, windows, etc), you can get painting. Remember: paint the exterior first, then trim and doors, going top to bottom.

3. Repair Your Deck
Aren’t you glad you bought that power washer? Make sure you have the proper nozzle on your washer so it won’t damage your wood or composite, and give your deck a good washing. You will be surprised at how much better it looks. After that, you can decide if you need a new coat of paint too.

4. Landscaping
If you’re putting a lot of time into the exterior of your home, it’s best to make sure your lawn and flower beds are up-to-par too. Cut the grass, plant seed in low areas, and invest in some mulch. Grab some bricks and edge the garden for a clean look. You can also plan your flowers and shrubbery to match your home’s paint. If you’re thinking of starting a flower garden, check out our other blog here!

If these seems like a lot of work, don’t worry, with a little sweat and extra time, your house can start looking summer ready. If you’re thinking about selling your home in the near future, these improvements should help out big time. If you are thinking about buying a new home, it’s best to start with speaking with a qualified mortgage professional. For more information on buying a home, please feel free to contact one of our Housing Buzz team members today.

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