Living in a house gives you a lot of freedom you don’t have when you live in an apartment. It also gives you the freedom to decorate your living space inside and outside the way you want. You have a lot of space for everything you want to do. But owning a house implies taking care of your property and home. No matter how new your home is, it needs to be checked up regularly and refreshed when needed.
Before starting any repairs or refreshments you need to know the state your home is in. You should check it from top to bottom inside and outside and make a list of things that should be taken care of. Mark even the smallest problems cause when you take care of a small problem it is much cheaper and easier than to take care of the big problems.
Checking your roof isn’t always easy, especially if you are not skilled for it. But there are some things you can do yourself. Check your roof for leaks. If you have an attic than you can go up there with a flashlight and inspect both roof and attic for signs that there are leaks. If you inspect your home regularly then there shouldn’t be any unpleasant surprises there. You will be able to spot small cracks in roof or wet places on the attic floor and repair it right away. If you notice any unfixed shingles or tiles put them in their place right away. Check out the plumbing vents and if there are any cracks around them that need to be taken care of. Then check your roof from outside. Be very careful and use all the protection you can. If it is too much for you or you notice any bigger issues you are unable to repair yourself – call in professionals and let them do it.
Check out your basement for any mould that may be appearing. Mould is usual in dump places with almost no natural light and fresh air. Even you use anti-mould paint on your walls it can still appear. Clean those spots and reuse anti-mold paint. That should stop mould expand further. Check the visible pipes for any leakage and use sealing matter to seal them. Check the ceiling to see if there are any wet areas. If so, you may need to call a plumber to check your plumbing pipes inside the walls before there is some serious damage done. This is also a great opportunity for you to get rid of all the stuff no one uses anymore and they keep on piling to be taken care of later. Imagine that “later” is now and get rid of them. You’ll get more space and get rid of garbage. Then you can repaint your basement and even find some new use for that space.
Since you live in your home, there will be little checking needed inside. You probably already know all the things that need to be repaired and are probably repaired already. Outside of your home needs a bit of more detailed checking. First, check your windows and doors as they are most exposed to weather conditions. Check it for cracks and any damage and prepare them for painting by using protective spread before you start painting. This is a really good time to consider refreshing your facade. It will not only make your house looking new and more beautiful, but will also stop decay that is inevitable with any building. You can address high skilled professionals such as Hi Cement Rendering who can help you not only chose the right rendering style but can also provide you with all the advice and information you may need. They can also be of great help if you decide to refresh your interior and give it a new look.
5. House surroundings
Whether you have lawn surrounding your house or garden rich in plants and trees you need to check them up for any damage. Check out your lawn equipment and make sure it is in good shape. Check your lawn for any dry patches and replace them with new grass. It is the best to use grass carpet rolls to patch any spaces with dry or dead grass. Also, you can check your lawn for any weeds that need to be pulled out. Check your sprinklers too. If you are into it, you can replace your old lawn with new grass completely. Taking care of plants is all year process, but this would be a good time to decide which new plants you would like to plant in your garden and where to get them. Clear out debris and weeds and prepare your garden furniture to be repainted.
Refreshing your home is hard work, but it is also fun. There are lots of things you can do to refresh the look of your house and give it a new shine. Seasonal refreshment doesn’t only make your home look more beautiful it also helps it stay preserved and healthy to live in.
Audrey Taylor was born in San Francisco and moved to Adelaide at the age of five. Marketer researcher and social media manager on hold, full-time mommy of a cheerful two-year-old. Graduated from Queensford college, worked in a couple of marketing agencies across Australia, eager to learn more about business and share her experiences. Travelled across Europe. Her hobbies include home decor, fashion, travel, music, old movies.