7 Ways to Fix up Your House This Summer

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Whether you’re preparing to sell your house or want to make some aesthetic upgrades to make your residence safer and more attractive, the summer is an ideal time to make changes to your home.

Here are some tips to give your home more curb appeal.

Pain Your Home

If you want your home to look more appealing from the outside, try giving it a fresh coat of paint. If you hire a professional painter for the job, you can expect to pay about $2,500. However, the final price depends on the size and style of your house and any customized requests you have. If you’d rather take on this task yourself, you can paint the trim of your home and give it a more polished look.

Update the Roof

Examine the condition of your roof and replace it if necessary. The summer is the best time to do this since the weather is warm and you or the contractors you hire will be able to spend more time outside. If you need a roof repair specialist, search online for contractors in your area.

For instance, if you live in or near San Rafael, search for ‘San Rafael roof repair service‘ to find a professional or company near you. You should expect to pay a little over $600 and an average roof repair. Tending to your roof will remove stubborn dirt and moss and help prevent cracks and openings.

Perform Basic Home Maintenance

Look around your home to see what needs to be fixed. Clean or replace the gutters or repair a broken windowpane. In the summer, you may have more time to home repairs since the weather will allow you to spend more time outside on the weekends. Remortar any loose bricks and fix cracks in your pavement and sidewalk to improve the aesthetics of your home and increase the value of your property.

Observe the Landscaping

If you live in a city that doesn’t get much rain, potential buyers are likely to overlook dry or brown grass in your lawn. However, you still need to make sure your grass is cut and your bushes and shrubs and trimmed. If you get a professional landscaper for your yard, you can increase the value of your home by20%.

Even if your home is not on the market or you don’t have time to do yard work, you can display potted plants on the porch, plant flowers in window boxes, pull weeds and rake leaves to keep your yard neat and intact.

Wash Your Windows and Exterior

Clean your windows on the inside and outside of your home and pressure wash your home to make your residence more attractive. You can rent a pressure washer for about $80 a day and this process gets rid of mildew and grime. Don’t forget to wash your walkway and driveway as well.

Add Some Character to Your Front Door

The front door of your house gives guests an impression of your home. Make sure your front door is welcoming and fits the design aesthetic of the rest of your home. Paint the door a bold hue to match the siding or brick of your home. For instance, if you have gray brick, a cobalt blue door will make your home stand out. You can also add a fancy door knocker or wreath to the door for more curb appeal.

Repair Hardware and Fixtures

Finally, once you update your front door, make a few other small repairs to your home so your abode looks cozy and tended to. Customize your mailbox by painting it to match the door or painting your family name and monogram on the mailbox. Or, add metal house numbers to the front of your home to give it a modern look.

It’s also a good idea to update or add exterior lights to the front of your home and along the driveway. Solar-powered lights are a great choice if you’re looking for an environmentally-friendly option.

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