Tips To Maintain the Beauty Of Your Home

Posted on Aug 16 2013 - 12:34pm by Kathrine Kreger

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All homes are designed to be beautiful. Time, changes by previous owners and normal wear from the family can all start to take away from the original appearance of the exterior and interior of the house. A clean and beautiful home is a more enjoyable place to live and tends to have a higher property value. Homeowners can take several steps to maintain the beauty of a house.

Landscaping

Landscaping and yard work contributes greatly to the beauty of a home. The lawn and yard require regular maintenance. This includes pruning bushes, planting annuals each year and caring for perennials. Regular maintenance has benefits beyond beauty including the prevention of damage to the foundation, roof or windows from trees and other plantings.

Constant Touchups

The best way to maintain the beauty of a house is to perform small touchups and repairs as issues are discovered. A piece of loose trim in a hallway could eventually pull away and damage the walls or the floor. Minor repairs like replacing trim or tightening plumbing take just a few minutes. These repairs will contribute significantly to the appearance and performance of the house over the years.

Maintain Garage Doors

Garage doors make up anywhere from one-third to one-half of the visible exterior area of a house. It is important to keep the garage doors in good shape. This means regular cleanings and maintenance. Doors with loose panels, spent springs or misaligned cables will need repairs from professional services like The Door Man. Garage doors that are allowed to wear down will make the home appear unkempt. They also present a danger to the family since a faulty spring could cause the door to fall unexpectedly.

Minimize Clutter

Families will want to take steps to minimize clutter inside of the home as much as possible. This could mean installing organization and storage solutions like shelving or racks in the closets. It might also mean renting a self-storage unit for items that are not used every day. Clutter attracts dust and makes a good hiding place for pests. Excessive clutter can damage walls or the finish on floors. Keeping clutter to a minimum will preserve the beauty of the house.

Install Durable Fixtures

Another way to maintain the beauty of a home is to choose and install durable fixtures that will not degrade over time. Many modern lighting and bathroom fixtures are made from materials that will not rust, attract dust or fade even after decades of use. This makes maintenance easy. Installing durable fixtures will guarantee that some parts of the home remain beautiful over the years.

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Kathrine Kreger

Kathrine Kreger is a freelance writer from Eugene, OR. She loves museums, art and football.