Whether the return of spring has left you with the itch to give your home a facelift, or you’re preparing to put your house on the market, there is no better time than now to clean up your yard, finish those home remodeling projects, and up your home’s curb appeal.
Here are 5 home maintenance tips to help you clean up your house and get it ready for better weather.
Make a Plan
When working on your home, it’s important to devise a plan, and creating a home maintenance schedule is an excellent start. Map out the chores that need to be done to get your house ready for the spring and summer months. Have a pool? Schedule a pool maintenance professional to come out and service it. Need to replant that fruit and vegetable garden? Check out the Farmer’s Almanac and make a plan. With a master list, you are more likely to get things done and not forget any important household chores.
Tune Up Your HVAC System
As the seasons change from winter to spring, it’s an excellent time to contact an HVAC professional to tune up your furnace and AC. This tune-up will ensure your system is in proper working order and address any small issues before they become big expensive ones.
Improve Curb Appeal
With the cold weather over and lawns finally turning green again, now is the time to work on improving your home’s curb appeal. Consider filling flower beds with brightly colored flowers, pruning trees, trimming hedges, and maybe even adding a few pots filled with flowers or strawberries around your entryway. Want to really give your curb appeal a boost? Paint your front door a fresh, vibrant new color and watch your house transform.
Give it a Fresh Coat of Paint
Is the exterior or interior of your home in need or some freshening up? There is no bigger statement you can make than adding a new coat of paint. A fresh coat of paint will not only improve home value (something you’ll definitely want to do if you’re looking to sell) but will also give your house the facelift it’s in need of.
Address Any Problems
Keep track of any issues or problems that arise during the winter months and make sure you address them during warm weather, especially when you’ve just made a temporary fix to hold you over until the snow melts or rain stops. A hole in the roof, broken pipes, and a leaky foundation are all issues to be addressed during the springtime.