The weather is warming up, and it’s only natural to want to spend more time outside! Looking for ways to get your house ready for the warmer months?
Read on as our Journey Home Lending team shares some tips for home maintenance that can set you up for all the fun!
Your May To-Do List
You’re probably already thinking about breaking out the grill for a meal that doesn’t heat up your kitchen! But before you cook up a barbecue feast, take some practical steps to prepare your grill and make sure it’s safe.
Your grill should be cleaned regularly to ensure no debris or food residue remains since both can fuel a fire. It’s also important that you place the grill at least 10 feet away from the side of your house and anything else that’s flammable. Make sure you also have a bucket of water or a working hose nearby at all times.
Thinking of eating up your barbecue outside? Take the time to set up your outdoor furniture. The warmer months are meant to be spent outdoors. As the temperatures in May continue to rise, you may find yourself spending more time outdoors, including when eating.
Therefore, use this weekend to get your outdoor space ready for entertaining this month, even if it is just, you enjoying a good book outside during the day.
You’ll enjoy your outdoor space more if it’s sparkling clean. So, if you haven’t given it a good wash in a while, take some time to power wash your deck, patio, sidewalk and driveway. You’ll be amazed at the difference in color you’ll see from a dirty sidewalk to a clean one!
Finally, consider using this time to fix any areas of the home that have seen wear and tear, including your home’s trim and doors. Grab some buckets of paint and touch up the high-traffic areas of your home that could use a little coverup.
Simply adding a fresh coat of paint on these areas can help to give your home a fresh appearance. Better yet? Consider using a darker shade to add contrast to your home this season.
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