There’s no doubt about it, in Ontario currently, it’s a seller’s market. While you may not be interested in selling your home at this moment in time, it’s always beneficial to keep up some good habits and cleaning routines that keep your home looking pristine, even if it is only for your family to appreciate.
With the warm weather upon us, many homeowners have dove into their Spring cleaning rituals. Though emptying out the pantry and putting away winter coats is necessary, it’s also important to remember to tackle the outside of your home!
So grab your power washer and put on some sunscreen, it’s time to dive into some outdoor Spring cleaning routines that will quickly, and easily, elevate your curb appeal.
Give Your Windows and Home Exterior Some TLC
Over the past few months, your home exterior has been through a great deal; from rain to snow, from ice to salt, the Winter weather can surely be tough! That’s why it’s important to give your home exterior and your windows a good power wash and scrub.
Start with your sidings and use your power washer to wipe off any cobwebs, grime, and build-up that has occurred over the past few months. If you notice any mould or mildew growing, now is the perfect time to purchase and use mildewcide to keep your home exterior looking sparkling clean and fresh.
Now that the weather is warmer, you’ll be opening up those windows and relying on your window screens a great deal. Take them off and be sure to give those screens a good scrub, keeping them clean and able to allow the fresh air in.
Spruce Up Your Front Lawn
Nothing makes a home look more attractive than a gorgeous bed of green grass and some nice flowers blooming in the garden! A simple activity that can easily be completed in one afternoon, we recommend heading to your local greenhouse and grabbing some tools and flowers that will help to make your lawn look pristine and ready for Summer.
Now don’t be fooled! You don’t have to develop an entire garden for the front of your home. But some bright and colourful tulips or even a few potted plants will help do the trick. You’d be surprised at how a freshly cut and well-maintained lawn and some bright flowers can transform your outdoor space.
Add A Little Bit of Colour
After a long and harsh winter, it’s expected to see some chipping paint or faded colours on your porch or front door. We recommend spending an afternoon giving these areas some much-needed love! While you're at it, why not think of adding a small pop of colour as well? A colourful door is not only welcoming, but it is also extremely eye-catching. We recommend using light yet bright colours like yellow, blue or green. It’s another small fix that is inexpensive and quick to complete, yet can transform a home and add some serious curb appeal.
These tips may seem simple, but you’d be surprised at how a weekend spent outside working on your home can quickly elevate your curb appeal! So, whether you’re looking to increase your home value and put your house on the market, or just give your home a facelift for the upcoming season, these tips will surely help!