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Help Out Your House This Independence Day
Hopeful for warm weather and bright sun ahead, you are also probably looking for ways to spend your extra free time these days. The upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend poses the perfect opportunity to tend to the yard, clean out a closet or renovate your outdoor living space. Help make your place of relaxation a true sanctuary this Independence Day with the help of these ideas.
Whether you focus on baseboards indoors or shutters and door frames outdoors, take this time to touch up chipped paint in the most noticeable places. Keeping exterior trim crisp and chip-free can freshen up the entire appearance of the exterior of the home, even allowing you to push off having to repaint the whole house.
In typical July fashion, warm weather means you can leave doors open while you’re at home and properly ventilate if you choose to paint baseboards, walls, doors or furniture indoors.
If your local nursery is open, plan a pickup – this weekend is the perfect time to enhance curb appeal with bright colored blooms in flowerpots on the deck or flower boxes in windows. Feeling patriotic? Choose vibrant red flowers like geraniums or impatiens, both well-known household favorites that – with regular watering – thrive atop a porch or stoop.
Pick a place to deep clean: the garage, closet, attic or crawlspace are all great choices. While you’re at it, open up doors and windows to air your home out while simultaneously purging unwanted goods and scrubbing away the mess that’s left behind. This is the perfect way to feel accomplished, start your summer off feeling de-cluttered and even find buried treasures you forgot you own.
Create an outdoor oasis
If traveling to your favorite summer spot isn’t an option this year, create a new oasis outside your own home. Transform the backyard space, patio or deck into a happy place that makes you want to kick back, relax and read a good book – you know, vacation activities. Set up a few chairs outside, pack a cooler full of cold beverages, put on your favorite tunes and enjoy the sunshine.
To enhance this space, pick up cheery flowers, a patio umbrella for shade and new seating for comfortable lounging. For a day-to-night transformation, consider getting Edison string light bulbs and a small firepit to enjoy the space long after the sun goes down.
Have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day!
-The Hoff Group