As spring approaches, with days getting longer and temperatures rising, nature slowly wakes up from its winter slumber. Sensing those changes, we feel rejuvenated and ready to leave our houses to take a walk in the neighborhood or simply enjoy our backyard.
With spring being the time of renewal, it only makes sense to refresh your exterior and get rid of the marks the long winter months have left on your property. After being cooped up for so long, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible outside, so you have to prepare a harmonious and relaxing environment. You should start by cleaning around the house, repairing any damages, and potting new plants. You can also refresh your exterior paint and update your front door. Though your spring cleaning will be time-demanding, it will be worth it in the end when you’re sitting in a comfortable chair and admiring the beauty of your garden. If you need an incentive to kick off your spring cleaning, here are some tips on freshening up your exterior.
Refresh Exterior Paint
The first thing you should do is inspect your exterior paint as it has a tremendous effect on your house’s curb appeal. If you haven’t repainted your house for a few years, the paint is probably peeling in some places, or the walls are dirty or have green stains. Now would be the best time to freshen it up.
You can refresh the exterior paint by having it professionally repainted or doing the job yourself. The choice is up to you, but either way, you should know what color combination will suit your home best. It’s always good for a neutral color palette to ensure that your house will look good despite changing trends. You can go for a three-color palette with siding, trim, and accent colors. While you’re at it, you could change your mobile home skirting, so it accentuates your new paint. This way, you’ll achieve a more sophisticated look of your home.
Repair the Damages
While you’re at it, you should inspect the exterior of your house for any damages that need to be fixed. Check out your roof, siding, gutters, windows, doors, and any other major components. Get them repaired before they become a safety hazard or cause damage to your home. Once you’re done with repairs, you can start working on new home improvement projects, for example, installing trendy flat roof windows to maximize the amount of sunlight getting into your house.
This way, you’ll obtain a fresh start for the warmer months ahead. Of course, while you’re at it, you can also check whether there isn’t any need for repairs inside your home, or perhaps new furniture. For example, if you discover that your old bed’s damaged, you might have to buy bed frame and ensure good sleep quality.
Tidy Things Up
While your house is getting a fresh coat of paint, you should also tidy up the around your property. Start by bagging leaves and pulling out dead flowers and plants. You can also take down overgrown plants and branches that are blocking your windows. A simple clean-up will quickly improve the appearance of your exterior, but at the same time, it will allow you to find out any damages that need repair.
Make sure to inspect your gutters. Spring is a great time to do this as you can easily spot all the leaves, pine cones, and other debris that accumulated during the fall and winter months. If you don’t clean them now, they’ll provide a suitable environment for mold and mildew growth, which will damage the interior of your home.
While you’re at it, you should inspect the exterior of your house for any damages that need to be fixed. Check out your roof, siding, gutters, windows, doors, and any other major components. Get them repaired before they become a safety hazard or cause damage to your home.
Once you’re done with repairs, you can start working on new home improvement projects. This way, you’ll obtain a fresh start for the warmer months ahead.
Update Your Front Door
If you’re planning to do some exterior renovations, why not give your front door a makeover? This will make a great first impression on anyone who enters your home. You can start by adding a fresh coat of paint on the door to cover any stains or blemishes.
If you want to go beyond just a fresh coat of paint, you can enhance your entryway by installing outdoor lights or adding a flower box. You can also get creative and add a few hanging potted plants or a welcome mat.
And if all that is not an option you can go for a new wrought iron door, that will undoubtedly improve your home’s curb appeal.
Give Your Garden a Makeover
Your garden will surely need some care after being neglected for so long. Spring is the perfect time to get rid of weeds, fertilize the soil in your garden, and add fresh mulch to keep the moisture in. If you find dead or dying plants, replace them with new flowers and plants. Make sure that you pick only healthy plants, meaning that they should be certified disease-free. You can either plant them yourself or hire a professional gardener for the job.
You should also add newly potted plants on your patio to create a welcoming environment that’s perfect for spending time with friends and family in your backyard.
Refresh Outdoor Furniture
Now is also the best time to refresh your outdoor furniture. You should remove the cushions and take them inside to clean the fabric and wash the covers. Once you’ve taken care of them, you should also polish the wood or metal frame to give it a brand new look.
If you think that your furniture is worn out well beyond its use, you might want to invest in something new. Look for a sturdy patio set that includes an umbrella to provide shelter from the sun, or get a hammock and enjoy your free time lying in it. If you prefer to do things outdoors, you can get a grill and fire pit and invite your friends over for a cookout after work.
Spring is coming, and it’s the perfect time to freshen up your home’s exterior. You can start by cleaning around the house, repairing damages, and potting new plants. List down all the things that need fixing or changing, and then go through them one by one. Then, give your house a fresh coat of paint, tidy things up, and give your entryway a makeover.
After you’ve refreshed your exterior, you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. If you do this properly, you’ll end up in a beautiful, relaxing environment that will make you want to stay outside even longer.