Easy Tips to Visually Boost Your Home's Exterior This Summer
Summertime means more time spent outdoors and, therefore, more time to take stock of your property’s curb appeal. Even if you’re not planning on selling your home anytime soon, it’s important to take pride in your property for both aesthetic and practical reasons. Of course, major exterior renovations like a total exterior painting or siding replacement project can be time-consuming and expensive. Fortunately, you don’t have to go so far to make your home more appealing. Here are some easy tips to visually boost your home’s exterior this summer.
How to Improve Your Home's Exterior
Clean Your Home’s Exterior
Don’t underestimate the power of power washing your home. You might be surprised at what a difference a clean exterior can make, especially after a rough winter. Thoroughly cleaning your home’s outdoor surfaces once or twice a year will remove dirt and stains, blast away mold and mildew, and restore color and shine to your exterior. Best of all, this process doesn’t take very long to complete compared to the alternative (i.e., manual scrubbing). There are some caveats to note regarding pressure washing, however. If you’re not careful, you can wind up damaging your exterior paint job and surfaces, so make sure you know what you’re doing or hire a professional to handle this task.
Make Minor Exterior Repairs
Fixing up your exterior surfaces can go a long way to enhancing your home’s overall curb appeal. And if you’ve done a decent job maintaining your property up to this point, most if not all of these repairs should be relatively easy to tackle. Most siding repair, for instance, simply involves patching up some cracks or holes. Of course, more severe repairs might be in order, too, such as gutter repair/replacement, deep water damage, etc. Regardless of the repairs in question, taking care of them will protect your home from further harm and update its appearance.
Stain Your Deck
If you’re looking to introduce some fresh color to your exterior but aren’t ready to invest in a major exterior painting project this summer, doing some deck staining is a great compromise. Even if you’re dealing with a larger deck, this whole process should only take a matter of hours (though selecting the right stain for your deck can take some time, too). And when all is said and done, you’ll be left with a fresh-looking and well-protected deck that embellishes your entire property and that you can enjoy all summer long and beyond.
Accent Key Exterior Features
Consider doing some strategic residential exterior painting this summer, too. Again, you don’t need to re-paint your entire exterior to get the effect you’re looking for. Instead, focus on specific features such as shutters, trim, and doors (i.e., front entry door, garage doors) and provide them with new coatings to create strong accents. Indeed, even simply updating these notable features with fresh paint can do the visual work of an entire exterior paint job.
Spruce Up Your Green Spaces
When you think about your home exterior, you might primarily think about its siding, roofing, doors, windows, etc. However, your property’s curb appeal is determined by so much more than the features directly attached to your home. Your landscape, no matter its size, should also be considered part of your home’s exterior. If you want to boost your curb appeal this summer, take care of your green spaces, such as your lawn and garden, if applicable. In addition to staying on top of mowing, watering, fertilizing, etc., consider installing accessories like window boxes to bring even more colorful plant life to your exterior.
Executing an Excellent Exterior
Your home’s exterior consists of several components, and taking the time to enhance even one of them can have a major positive impact on your curb appeal as a whole. This summer, give your home the visual boost it deserves without breaking the bank. Anderson Painting would be happy to help you tackle any of the potential projects mentioned here and more. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at email@example.com!