Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Easy Ways To Spruce Up The Outside Of Your Home

It's nice and warm now here in Ohio and will remain this way for the next several months so we will be spending much more time outdoors. I absolutely love the outside of our home but we had to do a lot of work to get it to where it is right now. The other morning, my husband and I were both awake before the kids. We sat outside on our back patio and it was so relaxing and beautiful. We had squirrels and bunnies running across the grass and birds chirping overhead in the trees. I really couldn't ask for anything better! If you like to be outdoors too, here are some tips to give yourself an outdoor oasis to escape to this Summer!



*Keep up with the yardwork. Mow and trim regularly. If you don't have the time or tools to do it yourself, consider hiring someone. 

*Power wash your deck and sidewalk areas. You will be amazed at the difference!

*Install garden lights around the outside of your home. If you already have lights, replace any burnt out bulbs. 

* Fix obvious broken items like gutters, missing shingles, etc. 

*De-clutter! Find a place to store everything so things aren't just laying around collecting dust.

*Add some color. I love flowers and thankfully the prior owners here was really good at planting flowers so we have different things constantly coming up year round. We have some beautiful roses right now! 

*Add some flair to steps by installing stainless steel railing systems

*Accessorize! Has your mailbox seen better days? Does your lighting system need updated? Small changes will make a BIG difference!

I absolutely LOVE sitting outside in the Summer. It's so nice and relaxing. What are your best tips for creating a serene outdoor escape?

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