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May
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If you need easy home improvement projects to boost your home's value this spring, check these off your list.

A home improvement project doesn't need to be expensive or time-consuming to make an impact on the look and feel of your home.

Our real estate agents know that small, easy projects can have a significant effect on the atmosphere and appearance of your home's indoor and outdoor spaces. Here are a few easy home improvement projects to complete this May. 

  • Repaint Your Doors, Door Trim, and Window Trim
    Doors and house trim that are peeling and faded instantly make your home look old and shabby. It only takes a couple of hours to apply a fresh coat or two of paint to these areas, and your home will instantly look better.

    Make sure to sand or smooth any areas that are peeling or cracking before painting. 
  • Clean Your Outdoor Furniture
    Get your outdoor furniture looking like new with a little elbow grease. Mix a teaspoon of powdered Tide into a gallon of hot water, then use the solution to scrub your furniture free of stains and grime using a stiff-bristled scrub brush. You can use this mixture on upholstered and plastic outdoor furniture.

    If you have any furniture that's moldy or mildewed, you can purchase a product that's specifically designed to remove these substances. Just follow the product's instructions and test a small area to ensure it won't damage your furniture.

    Adding your home to the list of Southport homes for sale? Make sure that your outdoor furniture is clean to help your outside spaces look their best. 
  • Update Your Exterior Hardware
    When someone arrives at your home, your outdoor hardware, like your doorknobs, mailbox, doorbell, and door knocker, are some of the first items that they see. Replace items that are old, worn-out, or just unattractive with new, matching pieces. 
  • Tame Your Garden Hose
    Find that your garden hose always winds up in a pile on your lawn? Invest in a crank-able hose cart that makes it easy to store the hose when it's not in use.

    Or another option is to swap your hose for an expandable garden hose that's easier to stow in a bin or planter when it's not in use. 
  • Degrime Your Walkways and Home's Exterior Areas
    As long as you use the appropriate setting, you can use a pressure washer to clean most walkways, driveways, and home exterior surfaces. You can even use your pressure washer to clean your gutters.
  • Add Weatherstripping
    Keep your home's energy bills as low as possible by adding new weatherstripping to doors and windows with old, worn-out weatherstripping.

    If the weatherstripping no longer bounces back when you touch it, you can feel the air entering around the door or window, or if you spot visible damage, this is a sign the current weatherstripping needs to be replaced.

Even a few small projects can make a difference in the appearance and functionality of your home. Interested in putting your home on the market? Contact us to get started!