Paint Up, Fix Up, Clean Up

When moving is out of the question for financial, geographic or emotional reasons, but you are tired of your home as it stands, what are your options? If your answer was to remodel or do extensive remodeling, consider fixing up what you have instead. According to the 80/20 principle, changing just 20% of something can make an 80% difference. The following tips can help illustrate that idea for you.

Refresh Your Paint

A fresh coat of paint can update and freshen a home. Preparation is key, so the interior walls should be washed with TSP and outdoor walls should be power washed. Peeling paint will need to be scraped. Holes and dents and should be filled with vinyl spackle inside and a sturdier filler outdoors. Match stucco texture before painting. Perhaps the most important step is to add a coat of primer. Then just apply the color of your choice for a beautiful new-looking surface.

Make Needed Repairs

Crooked shutters or drooping rain gutters can make a house look shabby. So can a broken window pane or broken shingles. Take a good look at your home, going wall by wall and make a list of each item that needs attention. Fasten down loose siding, tighten up that mailbox and straighten porch lights. Call the company skilled in roof repair Colwich KS homeowners prefer for making a roof good as new.

Get Rid of Junk

De-clutter your home by creating specific places for bicycles and other necessary equipment. Send broken or unused items to charity or the dump. Tidy up inside as well by organizing and putting things away. If you have not used something for a while, get rid of it. A clean and tidy home feels more modern and spacious.

A little elbow grease and a lot of imagination can change the way you feel about your home. You may find you are more contented and would no longer dream of selling your home.