Over the past few months, we all have had a number of home improvement ideas have been added to our to-do list. While some of those tasks may be bigger in nature, ie; remodeling your home, there are some quick fixes to help get your home exterior ready for your family to enjoy!

Improve your home exterior

  1. Create an outdoor living space – Flip through a home décor magazine, browse Pinterest, or HOUZZ.com for some inspiration, and do a rough sketch of what you want in your outdoor living space.  Just because the three-piece iron bistro set is on sale, doesn’t mean that’s the best furniture solution for your space.
  • If you’re looking for an intimate setting for entertaining or just relaxing as a family, look for comfortable couches, a lounge-style table and an indoor/outdoor rug. A couple of garden stools and some plants can also add warmth and personality.
  • If you want a dining area, choose a table and chair set that fits your space. Here, too, a rug will finish the space nicely.

Tip: Measure your space BEFORE you go shopping. You don’t want to end up with pieces that won’t fit properly when you get them home.

getting your backyard ready
  1. Hang those plants! Add a touch of color to your backyard with some potted and hanging plants. The bright, bold colors will be a beautiful complement to any landscape.

Tip: When it comes to selecting plants and flowers, play around with height as well as color. We also love contrasting textures; the bold broad leaf of a hosta paired with the neat structure of a boxwood creates instant visual interest.

  1. Landscape! Keeping the lawn trim and shrubs pruned is an easy fix for making your backyard look its best.
  1. Wash your siding! Get your home looking fresh by cleaning its exterior! For best results, siding must be washed annually using non-abrasive household cleansers. It is important to test cleansers on a small area to ensure they do not damage the finish. Rinse siding surface thoroughly after applying cleanser.

Follow these easy steps:

  1. Close all windows and doors and cover shrubs or flowers in close proximity to the house.
  2. Rinse siding with a hose to get rid of surface dirt and dust.
  3. Wash with warm water and mild detergent. Mix the solution in a bucket and use a large brush to wash the siding from top to bottom.
  4. Rinse entire home right away from top to bottom (with a hose) and make sure all soap and debris are removed.

Once this is done, your home will be looking its best, inside and out.  Now it`s time to enjoy it!

washing your siding