With the resurgence of this lovely warm weather, IN FEBRUARY?! I’ve received a few messages/calls about what to prioritize on home projects and take advantage of the weather. So, I figured I would share some of those tips and tricks with you! I try to keep it inexpensive and easy for my clients, friends and family. Mostly, because as a busy working mom, that’s what I need too! *none of these links are sponsored*
- Yard Work – simple as it seems, but raking up those leaves, adding a little mulch and generally sprucing up can really help make your home look like it had a face lift. Mulch adds a defining look – and if you live near woods like me, then there are always leaves to tend to.
- Paint – exterior paint *can* be fairly simple to tackle yourself depending on what you are painting. Please if you ever feel like it’s out of your scope, hire a professional. For things like railings, decks, patios, and porch swings, a fresh coat of paint can be the foundation & powder of your face lift. If you’re feeling really fancy, and your HOA allows it, paint your door too! Here is Lowe’s Guide to exterior paint!
- Power washing – siding can get really drab looking throughout the winter months. You can rent a power washer from your local home improvement store if you don’t have one, or hire someone to do the job for you.
- Outdoor accents – if you’re tired of the way the front of your home looks, then you probably aren’t the only one. Re-purpose your outdoor accents to create a new polished look. A few Pinterest ideas here and here. Oh and here!
- Plants – discuss with your local garden shop or farm about which plants are best to plant when. Take a photo of the front of your home and ask what they suggest to go where (landscapers can do this too, but if you’re a DIY person like me, this is an alternative). Remember, it’s still going to get cold again, so don’t go all out!
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