Summer may be a great time for pool visits and lounging around the porch with a cool glass of lemonade, but it’s also a wonderful season to engage in some home improvement projects. Here are three ideas you can use to help increase the value of your property and keep your home looking beautiful this summer. Better yet: get the kids to do it since they’re home from school!
Give Your Windows Some Shine
Just like eyes are the windows to the soul, or so the saying goes, windows are like the eyes of your house. You don’t want them to be grimy or streaked, but they can become that way due to elements like spring rains. For an inexpensive fix, mix up a vinegar-water solution or warm water with a couple of drops of dish soap. Use a crumpled newspaper to avoid the lint-leftovers that often remain when you wipe windows with paper towels.
Improve Your Mowing Technique
A lawn is often the first thing that people see when they visit your house. With that in mind, the way you mow your yard is one of the most important aspects of making your home look nice. Instead of chopping those grass blades all the way to the ground, set your mower at least three inches high and have shorter time periods between mowing sessions. Also, let the grass clippings sprinkle across the yard instead of collecting them and throwing them out. This provides nourishment and allows the grass’ roots to sink deeper into the soil for a fuller, more beautiful yard.
Remember Your Gutters
An otherwise good-looking home can be diminished with old, rotting leaves and other debris overflowing from the gutters. It is best to clean out your gutters twice per year, and the summer is a great time to do so. Get a ladder, have a helper hold it steady, and get rid of all that unsightly rubbish. Plus, while you are up there, make sure to look for any signs of damage or leakages. Catching these problems early can save you time and money.
Whether you use these tasks as chores for your homebound kids this summer or decide to take care of the projects yourself, we hope we’ve helped remind you of ways you can beautify your home. If you have any questions, you can always contact our office here.