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5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Home Exterior

home exteriorWho doesn’t like to spend time outside during the summer? Things are heating up, and so are the barbeques. Don’t you want to be prepared to host that great backyard party or just have a backyard get away?

  1. Cleaning the exterior of your home

After the long winter, there is bound to be a lot of dirt and grime that has collected on your outdoor abode, and now is the best time to get things done. Power washing your deck, railings, patio furniture, etc. is always a great start to this process. Power washing allows a quick and easy alternative to cleaning everything by hand. It is as simple as taking the power washer to the deck itself to make it shine like any other beautiful deck out there. Power washing is also safe to use on all parts of the exterior of any home. You could easily clean all of your windows, sidewalk, and/or driveways.

  1. Improving the appeal of your deck or exterior

If the deck doesn’t quite have that razzle-dazzle appeal that you were hoping for after cleaning away the grime build-up, you could always put a stain on your deck to revitalize it and really make it stand out. To boost the color scheme, you could also apply a fresh coat of paint to all your patio furniture. Also, if you find that there are parts of your home’s exterior that could use some touch up, it would not be too much to go ahead and add a little extra pizzazz.

  1. Sprucing up with some greenery

It never hurts to add some flowers. To improve the ambiance of the deck itself, you could just simply add some hanging plants to add some color to your surroundings. You can also get some basic shrubbery or potted trees/plants to add additional privacy for you and your guests while enjoying your time in the sun. Also, doing some basic landscaping (i.e. trimming the hedges, mowing the lawn, planting new flowers, and other DIY activities) allows for a more soothing and relaxing time spent outdoors.

  1. Add additional lighting

If you live in an older home, you could better accentuate the beautiful architecture by adding some additional lighting to the porch and sidewalk areas. This allows you and your friends to extent your time spent outside well into the twilight hours of the day. Also, additional lighting gives a more comforting feel to your outdoor area and is a very simple DIY task.

  1. Clean Gutters

Over time, gutters fill with leaves, branches, and debris that can be visible from the street. Make it a habit to clean out your gutters regularly and during dry weather. With clean gutters, it allows for the water to flow properly through the downspout and not overflow onto your deck or other parts of the home exterior, minimizing the likelihood of damage.

Interestingly enough, Carlton Cleans can assist in your needs for improving your home’s exterior. Carlton Cleaners can offer you most everything in exterior home needs. Carlton Cleans offers deck cleaning and staining, exterior house washing, exterior home painting, home siding repair, and sidewalk cleaning. So if you lack the time for those pesky DIY jobs that you have to do to prepare for the summer, than contact Carlton Cleans to get the job done.

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