Our home is often our most prized possession, and thus it is not a strange thing to do to be so invested in maintaining house exterior. For some of us, it’s not just about our personal satisfaction; rather it can affect how others view us. Passersby would often have a bad impression about someone whose house looks unkept, regardless of how neat and clean it might be inside. Neighbors tend to be more apprehensive and less friendly to you if your house looks worn.
Maintaining house exterior is also an important move if you plan to move houses pretty often. Houses that look good and new would obviously be sold faster and at a higher price. Of course, you would need to spend lots of time and money to maintain your house for years before selling it, but it is worth the effort! And after all, if done right, maintaining the house exterior can be pretty easy and economic. Here are some tips you would want to try starting today.
Start with a clean, neat exterior
No, we are not talking about some intense cleaning – rather, we want to emphasize on simple things you can do daily. Clean the windows, broom the veranda, and power wash once in a while to keep it looking clean. To keep the porch clean, don’t put personal belongings there. This includes shoes, sports equipment, or anything of sort. Keep it nice and clean by placing a bench or a carpet.
Focus on the walls
Keep mold and mildew away using special paint products. Again, this means that you would need to spend a bit more on the paints. But rather than repainting the walls all over again, wouldn’t it be much wiser to invest ahead and relax later on?
Make sure your fence is sturdy
If you have a fence, you would also need to make sure your fence is sturdy and doesn’t require additional paintwork. If the fence is made of wood, polish it once in a while to keep it looking new and shiny. If it’s made of metal, occasionally get rid of the rust and paint it if necessary.
Work on your garden
We understand that some of us feel like gardening is more of a burdensome task than an enjoyable hobby, but you need to understand that your gardens can make such a huge difference! Thick and green grasses can instantly make your lawn look twice better. Put some flower pots, plant some plants, and most importantly, remove weed, fallen leaves, and dead plants. Having a nice garden requires lots of work, but it would be worth the effort.
If you choose not to have a garden, though, you may opt for a paved driveway and lawn. Before you decide to do so, make sure that you have sprayed some weed killer before getting it repaved.
Keep the clutters out of sight
If you have kids living at your house, there would be even more things to keep. Your belongings shouldn’t be an eyesore, so keep it hidden inside a garage. When you take the trash out, make sure that the lid is closed and it’s not messy. Don’t keep things all over the place, especially if you live in a tropical country, since bugs would swarm and breed.
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