The weather will leave no chance to damage the exposed things. So, it is up to you to negate that effect. Before making a move, identify the areas which should be renovated and arrive at a conclusion. The makeover should focus on both functionalities as well as the beautification part. Here is a step by step guide which might help to bedeck your home for the upcoming summer.
Step 1– Start from the outdoor area as it is prone to weather stresses. The walkway is the first thing to be dealt with. Flush the dirt in the walkway and find out the damaged bricks or tiles or pavers. Avoid voids while arranging tiles. Otherwise, they can cause maintenance problems. For concrete walkways, use masonry crack filler.
Step 2– As people prefer to spend their time on the lawn which is referred as a Vitamin D soaking, Take care of the lawn. Remove all weeds and garbage in the area to make it fresh. Apply weed-killing fertilizer if you are unable to weed out. Cover the bald patches by sowing grass seeds.
Step 3- De-gunk the bird bath which is placed in the outdoor area. Prepare a solution by mixing chlorine bleach with warm water. Rinse it thoroughly otherwise it may pose problems. Alternatively, you can also use vinegar. Remove the water and fill the solution in it. Leave it for some time before scrubbing.
Step 4– Clear issues pertaining to the furniture. Dust off the unused furniture and paint them with weatherproof solutions. If you have sprinklers in the lawn, then check for winter damages. Many a time, the plumbing system is subjected to cracks and damages. So renovate them to enjoy the summer breezes.
Step 5– Work on flower beds as they define the beauty of the outdoor area. Remove weeds and dust. Till the soil and apply mulch to make it fertile.
Step 6– Cushions enable users to spend more time on the outdoor furniture. Before using them, wash their covers. For fabric upholstered furniture, clean them with a soft scrub brush and warm water mixed with a detergent solution.
Step 7– Check for any damages for the front door and windows. Cover the post-winter gaps with a sealant. Tight the screws as they may be contracted in the winter season. If possible apply a weatherproof paint to bring back its old charm.
Add something different to your lawn. Place a Coffee Table which can withstand the temperature and adds value to your lawn. When it is not in use, spread furniture covers over it to avoid the damage. Few people extend their kitchens to their back porches. In such cases, it is advised to clean the grill and move forward. Above all, the entire renovation process should make the household comfortable.