Exterior DIY Project Ideas
Are you looking for some Exterior DIY project ideas?
Exterior DIY Project Ideas
Hey there all you home handyman types. Would you be interested in increasing the value of your home? Maybe you’d like to make it a little more saleable?. Since this is a loaded question, of course you would. Here’s a few ideas for the average handy homeowner can do.
The Front Lawn
Do you have bare spots in your lawn where there should be grass? Is there crabgrass? You should clean those areas out and either plant seed or put down sod. This shouldn’t cost much, just some labor. Potential buyers find a good clean lawn is very attractive. A nice touch is to do the edging on the grass. While the initial edging can take some time, it’s very simple to maintain with a string trimmer. However, it does give a good clean look that buyers love to see.
The Front Door
What condition is your front door in? Is it an older wooden with a crack or two in it? Or is it in good shape but just looks a little shabby? Maybe you should refinish the wood stain or put a fresh coat of paint on it? While you’re at it, polish the door knob. Better yet, replace it with something that looks a lot nicer? If the door is in really bad shape, consider replacing it. Look for a good quality, energy efficient door. This isn’t the place to skimp on costs. Buy a door that’s appropriate for the house. After all, you only get one chance to make that first impression, so make it a good one.
How about outdoor lighting? Do you actually have any? First, while you’re allowed to perform electric work on your own home, if you don’t know what you’re doing, hire an electrician. Outdoor lighting makes the home look more attractive. In addition, it helps keep you and your family safe because it adds security. I think solar lighting is great because there’s no wiring involved. Install pathway lights, or there’s many different variations of lighting poles. You’ll also find wall mounted solar lights.
Wash the Walls
You look at your house everyday. However, you may not notice that it’s just plain dirty. It’s common for homes to have a layer of dirt all over the siding. So fire up the pressure washer and give it a bath. Don’t forget to look at the areas that don’t get much sun. They may have some green mold growing. You can either power wash those away or use a chemical that you spray on with a garden hose. Besides, this is much easier than standing on top of a ladder with a power washer.
Have you looked at your roof lately? Is your roof dirty or stained? Whatever you do, don’t power wash the roof. In fact, you’ll wash years of life off the roof by power washing. A much better alternative is hiring a company that does roof shampooing.
If you’re considering selling your home, these simple, Exterior DIY Project Ideas can make your home look more presentable and potential buyers. And if you do decide to sell, please contact us and let us help.
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