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Take Care Of The Outside Of Your Home This Summer

You spend a lot of time inside your living space, so you tend to favor tasks that take place inside the home over those that take place outside of it when you plan home improvements. While this makes perfect sense because you live inside and not outside, it is worthwhile to spend some time looking into ways to improve the exterior of your home. First impressions matter, and you’ll be surprised at how different you’ll feel about your home after changing the exterior. With that in mind, here are some methods to improve your home’s exterior.

Give it some curb appeal

Approach your home with fresh eyes to get a sense of the overall first impression. After that, you’ll want to break down this impression into smaller chunks and figure out which parts could need some emphasis.  A new front door will make a huge difference in the appearance of your home. Changing the windows, for example, can improve the aesthetic while also providing improved insulation.  Your driveway, as well as any fencing and gates, would benefit from resurfacing. To ensure that any pathways are both appealing and safe for visitors, keep them level and free of weeds.

If you have a garden, try to keep it tidy, and if it’s proving tough to maintain, consider covering it in gravel and planting some pots instead. This will give you a neat and appealing low-maintenance look.

Don’t ignore your roof and brickwork

If you plan on fixing your roof or brickwork yourself, consider getting a dumpster rental to easily dispose of demolition waste.

This project is perhaps the least exciting of this list, but it’s also the most important.

First and foremost, make sure your roof is in good working order. If you have a flat roof, it will likely last less time than a pitched roof, therefore check in with to improve and resurface it. If you find any leaks or that heat is leaking through it, you should consult an expert for guidance and quotes.

As brickwork ages and weathers, it may be necessary to repoint it, and you may also need to consider cavity wall insulation or damp proofing. Again, bringing in professionals to seek assistance in these areas is a good idea.  It’s important that you secure your roof so that it’s protected against all kinds of issues. Adverse weather shouldn’t be a reason for you to lose your roof, so do your best to cover all of your bases. For example, you could think about using hurricane fabric on your roof as this is one of the best alternatives to hurricane shutters if you don’t have them already.

Give your garden a makeover

Your garden has the power to transform how you utilize and feel about your home’s exterior. A garden, unlike other sections of your home, is continuously changing, so this can be a long-term endeavor. Over the course of a year or two, you could try new things each season to get it to the point where you’re happy with it.

Features, paths, lawns, container spaces, wildlife sections, fruit and vegetable plots, lovely shrubs and flower beds, and more can all be created. When you combine these features with enticing seating space, you’ll want to spend a lot more time outside. You may also build a garden room to increase your living space while also adding a unique feature and focus point to your backyard.

Use these tips to take care of the outside of your home this summer!


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Kaya Wittenburg

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Kaya Wittenburg is the Founder and CEO of Sky Five Properties. Since the age of 10, real estate has been deeply ingrained into his thoughts. With world-class negotiation and deal-making skills, he brings a highly impactful presence into every transaction that he touches.

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