As time goes on, most houses start to show their age from weather damage and foot traffic. You can add a shine and provide some visual pop by implementing a few weekend projects that can also improve the value of your property.
Start With the Driveway
It’s the first thing people focus on when driving by or visiting, so go all out and assemble a landing that gleams. Check out the variety of paver stone at your local home improvement store and find a color that matches the ambiance of the surroundings. After setting the blocks, consider applying wet paver sealer. Not only does this application provide long-lasting protection, but it also dries leaving a permanent ‘wet’ look. It also strengthens the joints between pavers to prevent premature breakdown.
Bolster Green Areas
Spend a few hours fortifying your lawn and landscaped areas to produce inviting scenery. Reseeding with quality grass can take a sparse-looking lawn to the next level. If it fits the budget, automatic sprinklers can keep a yard hydrated and healthy. A much cheaper option is to strategically place a spigot near an area that needs water frequently. Prevent weeds from taking over flower and shrub areas by laying down fabric mesh over unused spots. This can be covered with mulch at the end of the project. Attract butterflies and hummingbirds by planting brightly colored flowers and milkweed.
Some simple upkeep to the outside of a house goes a long way toward preserving the structure and materials. Inspect gutters regularly to ensure there are no damages or strain on the fascia. Investing in an affordable pressure washer is an excellent way to keep the luster of the siding intact. Performing an inspection on the entire base of the building is also a good idea to seal any unsightly openings where rodents can gain entry.