Did the winter months do a job on the outside of your house? Perhaps harsh weather made your brick look unsightly. It might be that the walkway that leads to your front door even took a beating. Whatever the reason, from arranging for exterior house cleaning services to adding new landscaping, here are some ideas that might help you.
Exterior House Cleaning Services — Of course, if you are a do-it-yourself type of person, you can tackle the exterior house cleaning yourself. If you decide to do that, consider making a list of everything that needs to be accomplished in order to make your house look beautiful.
For example, start with big jobs like the cleaning of the bricks your house is made of. Do you have the equipment to do a thorough job on that project? What about your walkway? Does the grout between flagstones or tiles need to be cleaned? Do you know which cleaning agents are the best to use on porous foundation materials? How about the door and the shutters of your house? It might be simple to clean your door and the brass hardware that is part of the design. However, how will you reach those high window shutters?
Think of making a list of jobs you can do yourself and of jobs that professionals can do. Or leave the entire job to professionals. They will have the training and the experience to pay attention to every detail. Plus, they’ll have the right equipment and hand tools to do every job. Just give the cleaning service the list you compiled for yourself, and they’ll follow it.
In addition, they might suggest things that weren’t even on your list. For example, it might be recommended that rain gutters be cleaned or that your chimney be cleaned. If things need to be replaced, the cleaning service will more than likely be able to recommend businesses that will have the right replacements for your house.
Add New Landscaping — After you have given full attention to what needs to be done to clean the exterior of your house, consider how you can add new landscaping to create a beautiful front yard. For example, perhaps a multi-tiered water fountain as the focal point of your landscaping would be just the right touch. Or you might want to buy statuary to place in strategic areas of your front yard.
Even things like decorative birdhouses can add charm and beauty to the front of your house. Think of driving around beautiful neighborhoods to get ideas that you can use in your own front yard landscaping.