If you are looking to do some work on your house, now is the time to do it. The summer months are fast approaching and giving your home a makeover will give you a great place to spend your vacation time if you are not planning on traveling this year.
Often we neglect our homes because of our busy lifestyles. Whether we are at work all day or seeing to our kids, those important repairs don’t get done, and our beautiful home depreciates every day. Perhaps your lawn has become overgrown, tiles from your roof have been damaged in the wind, your doors are creaking, and the floors are sighing as you walk on them. So don’t delay any further. If you feel your house needs some renovation work, dig out those dirty clothes, rally your family and friends around you, and get to work on the places that need it the most.
Beginning on the outside
After a cold winter, the outside of your house probably needs work, from the roof downwards. Heavy wind and rain will have battered your paintwork, and tiles may have slipped. Your garden might be unrecognizable, and it would be no surprise to you if somebody had opened a safari park within it.
The exterior of your home is the first thing visitors see. Your neighbors may not be able to see through your windows, but they are liable to tut and shake their head when they see your overgrown jungle, as they smugly compare it to their beautifully mown lawn. They have probably already complained about your property bringing down house prices in the area, so get ready to combat the gossip.
You may need some heavy duty equipment if your garden has been overlooked, so hire from a specialist company. Cut down those hedges, rip through that grass, and make everything presentable again.
Work on those weeds, pulling them out from the root. Lay down plenty of weedkillers and hot water to ensure they never come back again. Plant some seeds ready for next season and buy some artificial flowers if your garden is lacking in color. It is a good idea to buy some wooden planters too, filling them with the plants and flowers of your choice and situate them around the garden or hang them from the walls.
Add a variety of accessories to your garden. Some new lawn furniture may look nice. Perhaps it is time to build that pond you have always been dreaming about. Add a bird bath and feeder to attract more wildlife. Adding lights will bring new color to even the shadiest areas around your house, so consider solar lights which are fairly cheap and will add a sparkle to your outside when the sun has gone down.
There are other things you can add too. Consider artificial trees, a gazebo and a barbecue for when you are feeling social. If you have kids or enjoy exercise, why not add a basketball net, swingball or even a trampoline. Don’t fill your garden with accessories, but balance things out depending on the size. Adding a few new features will give you something to look at as you lounge outside over the coming months.
With the garden complete, have a look at the surrounding areas. Maybe it is time to give your fence a new lick of paint, the gate a new hinge, and the mailbox might need replacing.
Get to work on your walkway. Perhaps it needs a power wash to get rid of all the muck and debris it has accumulated over the year. Then have a cleanup but don’t be tempted to throw your junk and recycling into your neighbors garden. Get rid of it respectfully, or move it into the shed, out of sight out of mind. To add extra class to your walkway, tile it with a new design, using stone or fake grass. Line lights up around the edges to give it extra style.
Then move on to the exterior of your house. Clean those windows, and repaint the door frames. Give your front door a lick of paint too, perhaps with a nice bright color and hang decorations or plants from it. Climb those ladders, or hire a professional, and clear out the guttering and replace missing tiles.
It might be time to replace old and worn windows and doors. Why not have a look at this site http://bifold-hardware.com/us/ for new door ideas and add some french windows, perfect for adding extra light and warmth into your home.
There are many things you can do to add style and class to your home interior. Perhaps add new wooden or marble flooring to replace those musty old carpets. Give every wall in the house a fresh coat of paint, and use a color wheel to find those perfect combinations.
Get the essential jobs done within the house before you spend too much time adding new furnishings to your house. As well as painting, it could be time to damp proof too. Oil up those rusty hinges on the doors, and give the surfaces a new varnish. Grout the tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, and spend time unblocking the sinks. If a job is too hard for you, and you don’t have the support, always hire a professional. If there are faults in your plumbing and electrics, you are liable to mess up and hurt yourself if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Then when all the hard work is done it is time for the fun stuff. Accessorize your home with new furniture to add to the decor. New pieces of art or framed posters always look good on any wall and add new life and character to your living space. To complement the paintwork, perhaps some new curtains will look nice around your windows, or replace them entirely with a set of blinds which will allow more in more sun and light.
After a little work, or perhaps a lot, your house will be glorious again, and worth spending time in.