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Get your DIY on this Summer

Summer is just around the corner and although the British weather can be unpredictable, it’s a great time to tick off those DIY jobs to improve your home and even increase your property’s value if you’re thinking of selling. Take advantage of the nice weather and longer days to complete these DIY jobs around your home.

 

Home Décor

You probably already know which rooms you’d like to update or improve, with some simple tiling or a lick of paint you can create a space that you love. Open the windows and doors to help the adhesives and paint dry quickly, leaving your room smelling clean and fresh. Due to the longer days, you can take advantage of the lighter nights spending more time to get the job done right.

If you’re completing these home improvements with an intention of selling, consider using neutral colours throughout your home to allow potential buyers to put their own stamp on the property.

 

Exterior TLC

You’ve been cleaning your home and making improvements where possible, but what about the exterior? Your paths, patio, decking, lawn, gutters and exterior walls all need some TLC. You’ll be surprised by how much of a difference giving your home’s exterior a good clean will make. Use a pressure washer to clean and restore areas such as your walls, paths and patio. Decking paint, or stain, also freshens up the overall look, as well as protecting the wood.

Masonry paint is available to buy from your local DIY store to revamp your outside, perhaps even adding a splash of colour.


Garden Boundaries

Whether you’ve got a fence, wall, bushes or hedges you can tidy up your garden’s boundaries. This DIY job is simple to do yourself and doesn’t have to break the bank. Your fence can be brought back to life with a lick of paint, choosing from the many colours DIY stores now offer. Hedges and bushes should be trimmed whenever needed to prevent them from becoming out of control.

Before you do anything confirm which boundaries are yours to ensure you are not altering something that belongs to your neighbour. It’s always worth speaking to them, as they may be interested in splitting the cost of your joint boundary.


Window Cleaning

Once you’ve completed these jobs, don’t forget to clean your windows and patio doors inside and out. Aside from looking stained, rain can also cause a build-up of debris on your sills and frames. Clean windows are the final touch to achieve a beautiful and fresh looking home both inside and out.

 

Once you’ve completed these jobs you can sit back and enjoy the summer relaxing in your garden. If you have a property to sell, we are offering market-led valuations. For advice on selling you can reach our team on 01223 811101.