RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

SEP 2018

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RISMedia's REAL ESTATE September 2018 83 {Blog Spot} CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS Depending on where you live, your gutters may need a lot of help, so take a few minutes to assess their condition. Cleaning out your gutters is a great first step toward making them more efficient when it comes to getting excess water away from your home. You should also make sure that all the connections are in good condition and that down- spouts are secure. Finish with a quick powerwash to restore gutters to their original color. DRESS UP YOUR DOOR Your front door should look just like that—a front door. Consider re- painting yours with a fresh coat of paint or hanging a seasonal wreath. You could also add some finishing touches like a welcome mat, or plant flowers in a pot underneath the doorbell. Dressing up your front door is an easy way to add appeal to your home. ADD SOME MULCH Is your yard looking tired? One of the best ways to instantly provide a fresh look to the exterior of your home is to add new mulch to flower- beds and around trees. Mulch can provide a polished look to your yard, as well as offer plants moist insula- tion to keep them hydrated. An add- ed benefit is that mulching can also help deter weeds from popping up. SPRUCE UP YOUR MAILBOX You may not think that people notice your mailbox, but it can be one of the first things a guest sees when they drive up to your home. Spruce up your mailbox by giving it a fresh coat of paint, personalizing it with your last name or adding flowers around the bottom of the stand. In addition, be sure your mailbox is se- cured in the ground and isn't lean- ing to one side. INSTALL WINDOW BOXES Adding a few window boxes is a great way to instantly add interest and natural beauty to your home's exterior. Choose from a wide vari- ety of window box styles and colors that'll complement your home. Plant daisies and marigolds to add some pop, or wave petunias that'll cas- cade over the side of the box. Fixing the exterior of your home doesn't have to become a week- long project. There are many differ- ent things that you can do quickly that'll add beauty to the outside of your home. RE This article originally appeared on RISMedia's blog, Housecall. Visit us at blog.rismedia.com. Home Maintenance: 5 Quick Exterior Fixes by Rachael Baihn I t can be easy for the exterior of your home to look a bit worn after just a few years. Maintenance tasks that need to be taken care of often get put off due to time constraints. If you find yourself in this situation, consider these five outdoor fixes. Fixing the exterior of your home doesn't have to become a week- long project. There are many different things that you can do quickly that'll add beauty to the outside of your home.

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