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5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Home Exterior

Improving Your Homes Appearance

exterior home cleaningExterior home cleaning is one of the quickest and most effective ways to improve the appearance of your home and increase your properties curb appeal.  Who doesn’t like to spend time outside during the summer? Things are heating up, and so are the barbeques. Do you enjoy hosting great backyard parties or just having a backyard getaway?  Following these five easy recommendations will ensure your home is looking it’s best this summer!

Exterior Home Cleaning

Powerwashing 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, or patio furniture is a great place to start. 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 exterior parts of your home.  By power washing your deck, windows, sidewalks and/or driveways your home will begin to sparkle in no time!

Improving the appeal of your deck

If your deck doesn’t quite have that razzle-dazzle appeal that you were hoping for after cleaning away the grime build-up, applying a fresh coat of stain can help revitalize it and really make it stand out.  Deciding on the best time to stain your deck is very important as the weather must cooperate to ensure the best results. To boost the color scheme, you could consider applying a fresh coat of paint to all your patio furniture as well. Additionally, if you find that there are parts of your home’s exterior that could use some touch-up paint, it would not be too much to go ahead and add a little extra pizzazz.

Sprucing up with some greenery

It never hurts to add some flowers. To improve the ambiance of the deck itself, simply add some hanging plants to add some color to your surroundings. Additionally, some basic shrubbery or potted trees or plants can add additional privacy for you and your guests while enjoying your time in the sun. By performing some basic landscaping (i.e., trimming the hedges, mowing the lawn, or planting new flowers) will allow for a more soothing and relaxing time spent outdoors.

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. Additional lighting allows you and your friends to extend your time spent outside well into the twilight hours of the day. Furthermore, additional lighting is a very simple DIY task and will give a more comforting feel to your outdoor area.

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. Clean gutters will allow for the water to flow properly through the downspout and not overflow onto your deck or other parts of your home exterior, minimizing the likelihood of damage.

Whether you need to freshen your exterior home appearance with a little paint, stain or power washing, Carlton Cleans can assist you in all your exterior home cleaning projects.  Contact us today!

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