You know how it is. Your house has looked glorious through all the summer months, but now fall has hit and the rain and wind have made things look a little, well, grimy. Don’t worry though, because with just a few quick and easy tricks, you can bring the front of your house back up to scratch in no time at all. Below you’ll find a handy checklist to work through and keep everything looking spick and span all year long.
Do you have a garden or any greenery at the front of your home? Now is the time to get rid of anything dead or dying and put in fresh bulbs ready to come to life as soon as spring rolls around. Make sure you’re regularly raking leaves and getting rid of any litter that blows in. It can be very frustrating, especially if you live near a busy road, to constantly be picking up empty crisp packets and other rubbish, but it’ll all be worth it when you have a nice tidy drive.
So important to keep these looking clean and smear-free. With just a squeegee and some solution, you’ll be able to brighten up your windows in no time at all. Alternatively, if you decide that cleaning just won’t cut it, check out this guide to replacing your windows and the steps you need to take which will help you through the process.
Roofing and Guttering
A tricky one – many people tend to ignore the guttering and roof because you can’t see it from the ground, but it’s really important to keep on top of this as a leaking gutter can cause structural damage to your home, and there’s no use in having a beautiful home if the roof falls in! Luckily, there are companies out there who can help with roof and gutter cleaning, so you can make sure it’s done properly, and you don’t have anything to worry about.
Like your windows, your front door can really make a statement about your home as well as provide important security. If you’re not happy with your front door, you can get some ideas about what you might like from a new one. Otherwise, washing it down with warm soapy water, polishing any metal fixtures, and repainting any chips or cracks in the paint can rejuvenate an old door and make it look as good as new.
Just like your front door, outdoor lighting can both make a statement and be a useful security feature. If you don’t already have any lighting outside your home, as the nights draw in and the weather turns colder, now might be the time to think about investing in some lights. If you have already illuminated your outside, make sure the lamps are clean – just warm soapy water and a sponge will do the trick – and replace any broken bulbs or switches.
By following these simple steps, you’ll have the front of your house sparkling in no time at all, ready to welcome your family and guests into your home.