The summer time is a great season to take care of a few Do-it-yourself projects to easily improve the value of your home. The weather is typically nicer and the days are longer to tackle a few different projects that are low-cost and high-reward. Here are a few suggestions from most to least time-consuming projects.
- Paint the outside of your home – Many different shades of blue, green, and gray are in right now when it comes to the outside of homes. Nothing better than catching a few days of no rain and painting the outside of the home. Alternative: Paint or stain your front door – For the items that typically go unnoticed, the front door is one of the bigger selling features of a home.
- Stain the deck – Through the years, your deck may have been taking a beating from winter weather and constant use during BBQ’s. The summer is the perfect time to stain the deck and making it look great again. Alternative: Power-wash the deck/patio and the outside of the home.
- Landscaping – Past getting the lawn-mower out a couple of times a week, take the time to trim the trees and clean up the bushes. It’s also a great time to clean out the gutters before the leaves begin to fill them in the fall. Not much looks worse for the curb appeal of your home than over-grown trees and shrubs and gutters growing their own “front yards”. Alternative: Hire landscapers to take care of this. Hey, still DIY to pay for it. No one else will.
Whether you’re preparing to sell your home in the summer months or the fall, or you just want your home looking great for company in the summer months, these changes can have a drastic effect in the perception of your home. All three can be tackled in less than a month, and you’ll have the outside of your home looking just like new.
Thinking of selling your home and want to speak with a Premier listing group? Contact John today.
John Natale Jr.
The Natale Group
Keller Williams Realty East Monmouth
Cell: (732) 546-6177