Posted on Oct 27, 2015 1:57:16 PM
Assess Your Needs.
The first step is to decide what it is you actually want to accomplish. So take a look at the outside and try to figure out what will improve your curb appeal the most. Is the porch too cluttered? Would the house benefit from a fresh pair of awnings? Does the house need a new coat of paint? Do you just need more plants, color and decorations? Making these decisions will help you lay out a budget and a plan.
Toss Old Items.
Anything you currently own that doesn’t fit into your new and improved curb appeal plan can get tossed immediately. Remove clutter from your porch, toss any old planters that are tattered and worn, remove any old gates that are barely hanging on, if the storm door is broken remove it and buy a new one and throw away anything else that is just getting in the way of the new fresh plan.
After you get rid of all the old, broken items, it’s time to clean. Remove leaves and junk from your gutters, pull weeds, cut down brush and power wash your windows, porches, stairs, decks, and sidewalks. Literally wash away the winter months from your property.
Buy New Items.
You may not be able to get everything all at once but start to buy those items that spruce things up such as mulch, colorful plants, landscape solar lights, etc. Decide on paint colors, pots for plants, gates, new welcome mats, etc. the items that had charm and appeal. If there are big ticket items such as new awnings or a new front door plan to budget for this items.
Topics: Remodeling Tips