Back to School Home Improvement Projects
The kids are back in school. Now you actually have time for all those projects you put off all summer. Your home improvement projects can be as simple or complex as you want. But often times when people take on big home improvement projects, they can be stressful. These home improvement projects are simple and can brighten the look and feel of your home on the interior and exterior, without the added stress.
Clean and Seal your Deck
If you have a deck in your backyard, it probably got a lot of use this summer. Summers in Orange County are perfect for hosting barbeques and dinner parties on the deck. As you know, the weather doesn’t change drastically here, but we do get a cold front in the winter months that can harass any deck that isn’t ready. When your deck was first constructed, it was sealed and finished, giving it an extra layer of protection. The sealant needs to be touched up every two to three years but i f you have a lot of foot traffic on your deck, that time frame can get shortened to 12-18 months.
The fall is a perfect time to clean and reseal your deck before the temperatures get too cold for the sealant to dry properly. By this time you’ve most likely scaled back on the backyard barbeques too, so it isn’t impacting your weekend plans to knock this home improvement project out.
Paint the Front Door
This is a really simple project that can be completed in an afternoon. The weather does play a factor in this home improvement project, so make sure that the day you pick will have temperatures that don’t drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This will cause the paint to dry unevenly or not at all. The great thing about this project is that it will give your home a facelift heading into fall. Pick a color that compliments your home, but is also bold. If you get stuck or need additional inspiration, this is a great articleto help you figure out what color to paint your statement door.
Power Wash the Exterior
There are all kinds of cleaning routines for the inside of the home, but why not the outside? After all, the outside of your home is subjected to the weather everyday. An exterior power wash is a great way to give your home the facelift you didn’t know it needed. A lot of times, we don’t even know how much dirt has accumulated on the exterior of the home in places like the shudders and the siding. Power washing the outside of your home can often time brighten the exterior of the home immediately. It isn’t just washing, its a pressure washer that is powerfully removing the build up.
Deep Clean Carpets
Your kids have just spent all summer running in and out of the house and your dog spent most of the summer following your kids or maybe you hosted a dinner party every weekend this summer. Either way, there was a lot of foot traffic coming in and out of your home. If you have carpet in your home, they could probably use a deep cleaning, and what better time to get that done than when the kids are in school? This is something that you can do yourself, but if you bring in a professional they can take care of it in a morning and you can even schedule it at your convenience.
Check your Heating Systems
We may not get snow here in sunny Orange County, but we do get cold weather. And there have even been times when you need to use the heater. Checking the heating system works before heading into winter can help to alleviate not just the cold, but the cost. If you were to discover your heater didn’t work in December, it is going to cost you a heck of a lot more to get it worked on then if you figure that out in September. Check your heating system now and save yourself time and money if there is actually an issue.
Make Orange County Your Home
Living in Orange County affords you all kinds of luxuries such as amazing weather and the ability to tackle home improvement projects well into the fall. If you want to upgrade your current living situation or buy a home in Orange County, I can definitely help you reach that goal. With more than 20 years of experience working in Orange County and Ladera Ranch, I am ready to assist you with any of your home buying needs. Contact me today to find your perfect home in Orange County.
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