Freshen Up Your Home’s Exterior for Spring

Heather Lindh Blog

Spring is here, and that means it’s time for… spring cleaning! Yessss! If you’re looking for some tips about bumping up your home’s curb appeal, we’ve got you covered with this post.

5 tips to brighten your home’s exterior

Replace exterior lighting to give your home a fresh look.

No need to spend all of your gold coins on this one — try checking out a few thrift stores and/or antique markets to add some affordable character to your home. If you’re in Leadville, some of the options in our post about housewarming gifts might be a good place to start.

Exterior home photo showing a wall with sconces and a paver patio with a wrought-iron bench


Landscape with native plants,

which will handle the local climate like champs all year long. There are all kinds of great resources for figuring out what’s best, like your local nursery/greenhouse, conservation centers, county extension offices, and online sources as well.

Flowering plants and bushes at the front approach of a home with terracotta rooftiles

Pictured: plants that are not native to Leadville.

Get out the pressure washer and take to the decks!

Cleaning, sanding, staining, or applying a fresh coat of sealant will help bring that old deck back from the dead. Taking the time to put in a little elbow grease can really go a long way in revitalizing decks, chairs, and siding.

Downward looking view of a person wearing boots and holding a power washer, spraying a wooden deck

You can borrow our pressure washer for $50.

Set a day aside for doing basic maintenance around your home.

Reseal cracks in your driveway or sidewalk, refasten loose gutters, and straighten out shutters. A day of quick fixes will raise your home’s value and save you money in the long run.

Exterior view of a Victorian home with green roof and gingerbread siding

Wow, just look at all of that basic maintenance.

How is your garage door looking?

Dents, missing trim, or cracked windows can really damper the curb appeal of a home. Perhaps you only need to re-stain or paint it, but don’t forget to double-check this important part of your home’s exterior.

Stately manor home with huge manicured front yard and large wooden garage door

“The Dampering”

So there you have it, 5 tips for improving your home’s curb appeal, just as promised! Hope you have fun with the spring cleaning.

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