Chances are, like many of us, you’ve been spending a lot of time at home lately. And with that time at home, you may have noticed a few projects that need attention. If you’re looking for ways to spruce up your place, we have a few simple and inexpensive ideas to get your home in tip top shape. Best practice is to do a thorough inspection (whether just yourself or a professional) of the interior as well as the exterior of your home and compile a thorough list of what needs to be done, but here are a few things to get you started…
Doors, baseboards, and trim – touch up as needed or consider repainting if they are in particularly rough shape. Replace any damaged or chewed up boards.
Walls – go room to room and give dirty walls a good scrub, patch holes in the drywall, paint over scuff marks and switch out dated accent walls with a more trendy color. It’s always fun to check out the Pantone Color of the Year
Replace burnt out light bulbs – pay special attention to outside areas like front and back doors and the garage, but you’ll also want to check out your bathrooms, closets, hallway, etc, in addition to appliance bulbs.
Switch out furnace filter – these should be replaced a few times a year, depending on how heavily you use your HVAC system. They usually run about $5-$10 at your local hardware store.
Wash windows inside and out – this is an easy DIY, but if you’re not feeling up to the task, you can typically find a good local window cleaner at an affordable price. If you’re in the Central Oregon area, Ty the Window Guy is highly rated and can get the job done for around $150-$200*
Deep clean drains, appliances, and dryer exhaust vent – This is crucial to ensuring safety and overall functionality of your household appliances. If you don’t know how to do it yourself, enlist the help of a professional.
Yard cleanup – Get out your gardening gloves and get to work cleaning out the gutters and raking up pine needles and debris. This not only helps boost curb appeal, it can protect your home against wildfires.
Prepare your lawn for Summer fun – apply a slow-release fertilizer and treat any bare patches with grass seed before the Spring Showers hit.