Whether you’ve just bought a new-to-you home, are preparing to sell your home, or simply want to improve your homes curb appeal, Signature Maids has the tips and tricks you need to get the job done effectively. And whatever your motivation, these home improvement tips will make your home look and feel beautiful for you, your guests, and even prospective buyers.
Your yard is the place to start your home improvement project. Begin by raking, mowing, and removing dead branches and leaves from your trees and shrubbery. Add grass seed or sod in any bare spots in your lawn. Clear away any plants that are past their prime and add new ones in their place. Clean up after your pets – frequently. Remove weeds from your garden beds and add new flowers where needed to give your lawn a fresh and appealing appearance.
Once the yard work is complete, pressure wash your sidewalks, patios, porches, and driveway. If you don’t have the equipment, your professional cleaning service can help and ensure no damage to your outdoor surfaces and an impeccable clean. Once the cleaning is done, take a look around. Can you add additional touches to make your home look more welcoming? Consider a new wreath, a fresh welcome mat, hanging or potted plants, decorative outdoor lanterns, and new cushions for outdoor furniture to increase aesthetic appeal.
The kitchen and bathrooms often demand the most attention, so they constitute your starting point. If your bathroom looks dingy, even though it is cleaned regularly, use your favorite cleaner or a solution of baking soda and white vinegar to remove those unsightly stains from your bathroom surfaces and toilets. Clean your mirrors, declutter cabinets, and add new towels for a new look.
In the kitchen, clean all surfaces including the floors, just like you did in the bathroom. Declutter your pantry and cabinets, getting rid of items you rarely use. Clean out the fridge, deep clean the oven and while you are at it, pull those appliances out and clean beneath and behind them. These areas are often overlooked when improving your home’s appearance because they are rarely seen, but they are a magnet for dust and grime, so cleaning them regularly is important.
Next up are your floors, and while you’ve cleaned the bathroom and kitchen so far, cleaning wood flooring and carpet, as well as tile and other surfaces is crucial to the overall appearance of your home. You can rent the equipment needed, but the best solution may be to have your hard flooring and carpets professional cleaned, avoiding damage and ensuring a high quality clean and exceptional appearance.
Windows and walls come next in our home appearance improvement project. Keep your windows clean and sparkling is one job that makes your home shine from both inside and out. When you clean your windows, be sure to do the job well, because badly cleaned windows can appear far worse than dirty windows, and if you need help call on a commercial cleaning team to help with window cleaning and more. Once your windows are clean, use a gentle cleanser and a sponge to remove smudges and fingerprints from walls and doors. For those areas where cleaning won’t get the job done, consider re-painting or touching up the walls.
Declutter and Organize
The final step in the improving your home’s appearance category is decluttering and organizing your home. Clutter is simply all that ‘stuff’ lying around your home that you are ‘saving’ though not using. Get rid of it, and you’ll find your home immediately looks better. If you feel you must keep items, find an accessible and organize way to keep it all neat and tidy. In addition to making your home look better, these two final steps will make your home easier to keep clean all the time!
And, as always, if you need help with any or all of these projects, call on the team at Signature Maids for the best home cleaning services around!