You will never notice some things that are off about your home until you start planning a gathering. Your home may give you comfort and ease, and you may be satisfied in your life. But when guests are anticipated, you might notice that the yard looks ragged or that the paint is cracked on the corners. This does not mean that you have to cancel your plans. You need to break out the maintenance gear and take a weekend or two to get your home in shape.
There will be some changes that you need professionals for. You can always paint a few walls, but a few ways can make an old fence or a cracked siding look good. For instance, industrial metal fencing panels are a great choice as it comes in various styles. They can be painted to look fresh and last longer than a wooden fence. Siding must be replaced out fully as well. Replace the damaged panel and paint the wall so that it looks new. It is amazing what new paint can do to freshen up a house.
The rest of the things you do can take the form of thoughtful little touches that help to show off your home’s best features.
Pressure washers can be rented and are easy to operate after little instruction. Follow the safety guidelines to ensure proper use. They are fun to use, and you can see the thoroughness of the cleaning. If your patio or deck is made of wood, you can use a pressure washer to remove grime and have a brand new look.
Wash the driveway and flagstones with soap to loosen the dirt as these surfaces can have impacted grime. Go over them with the pressure washer and see how the driveway becomes clean gain. You are sure to get compliments on how well-maintained and attractive your deck looks.
Paint Your Trim
This may seem like a simple idea, but you won’t notice how much of an effect it can have until you try it out. Painting the trim takes much less work than a full paint job. If your walls still look good, spray them down with a cleaner and wipe them down. After that, paint the trim in a complementary color. This will enhance the look of the walls and serve as a great way to frame the house.
Decorate for the Season
You can easily find or make seasonal decor or decorative items with a season-specific theme. These can be placed in strategic locations to hide unattractive features you can’t fix and make your home look attractive.
For example, you might have a crack in a cornice and can’t take repair it before your party. Paste a large summer hat to the area so that it’s covered. These hats can be bought cheaply and placed randomly around the house, making it a whimsical decorative choice.
Never underestimate the power of crepe paper and creativity, too. If a deck light is missing a cover, remove the covers and replace them with simple white lantern covers made from crepe paper. They can float gently in the breeze, evoking a Caribbean feel. No one can tell that you hadn’t had time to buy new light covers.
Mow the Lawn
Many people underestimate the effect of a freshly mowed lawn. It is an instant way to make your lawn look neat, and the pleasing aroma of the grass can be a fresh scent.
You can mow a few days before so that the lawn settles and looks like it is regularly maintained. If you wait a few days, it can also reduce the amount of grass stains children get on their clothes. This means you can spread out picnic blankets and set up a play area for the young ones while their parents enjoy a drink and a chat. With a covered porch, cool drinks, and preoccupied kids, your guests won’t look too closely at uneven flagstones or mismatched cushion covers.
Use the Right Lights
Suppose your home is clean and you’ve got a great party planned, but you still feel like your house needs a bit more oomph. In that case, use some lighting. Look at LED light strips that can stick to tables, walls, and chairs and place them in strategic locations. A few strips along your walkway will make it easier for guests to see where they walk. They can also give the walkway a gentle, ethereal look.
LED lights in different colors from the underside of tables and bushes can give the backyard a fairyland quality while ensuring enough light for everyone to see. It is simple; it increases safety and aesthetics and does not cost a lot to use.
With these ideas in mind, you can increase the aesthetics and appeal of your home. Your gathering can be a hit with the help of these tactics.