Owning a home is a 180-degree turnaround from renting. Now you’re responsible for chores that were once the purview of the landlord. Prior to owning your home, you didn’t have to maintain the exterior of its structure, nor were you required to keep up with the building’s curb appeal. These jobs become yours once you take ownership of the home. How much time you spend on the work is purely up to you, but you still need to get it done lest your home become known as the neighborhood dump. You’ve put a lot of money into buying your home, so don’t let it go.
Exterior maintenance is a matter of taking a critical look at your lawn, garden, house exterior, and trees. Start with your home’s siding: Does it look a little dingy, or does it not feel fresh? Get out the power washer and blast off that dirt. Is there a tree on the property that has one too many dead branches? Call in a tree maintenance company to take a look and estimate the costs of its removal. Are weeds threatening to take over your flowers? It’s time to get down and dirty, pulling them out so that your flowers can flourish.
It doesn’t take a whole lot of work and money to increase the curb appeal and value of your home. Regular maintenance and diligence go a long way toward making your home look good from the street. Keep reading to learn more about how you can get it done without spending a lot of money.