Whether you’re trying to sell your home or do much-needed maintenance, here are three ways you can dramatically improve the look of your home.
- Clean Up Clutter
Even if you have a perfectly maintained home, it will look dilapidated if there is clutter all around. Leaving junk cars, toys, tools and old furniture scattered around your lawn is going to give others the impression that you don’t care about your home, which will negatively affect your resale value if you’re trying to sell your property. Cleaning up the clutter is the easiest and cheapest way to make a significant impact.
- Paint Your Home
Your home’s exterior should be painted every five to 10 years, depending on the exterior’s surface. For example, wood should be painted no more than every seven years, and aluminum siding needs to be painted after five years. If the paint job is high-quality, you can go several years past these estimates. Signs that it’s time to call a painter include fading and chipping paint. If you notice that the caulk used to fill in gaps has shrunk or pulled away from your home, you’ll need to contact a painting company Burlingame CA to correct the problem with paintable caulk and then hide the repair job by painting over it.
- Pressure Wash Your Siding
Over time, dirt, grime, moss, soot and algae can build up on your home’s siding, which can leave the paint dull and lower curb appeal. Every few years, pull out the pressure wash equipment and clean up your home’s siding. Doing so takes a little know-how to prevent chipping the exterior paint. Some exterior surfaces are not ideal for pressure washing or require a lower psi, so make sure to consult your machine’s manual before use. Remember that water and electricity don’t mix well, so always cover electrical plugs before pressure washing and avoid spraying near any electrical equipment.