If you haven’t noticed by now, I’ve been highlighting different episodes of Today’s Homeowner that I co-host. It won’t be every week. But when there’s a project I’m excited about, I’ll be sharing with you!
This week’s episode is a handy, dandy checklist to get your home ready for Spring. We’ve broken down the “must-dos” from the “could dos” to make it easier than ever to maintain your home year-round. This is the 1st of 4 from our Four Seasons of Homeownership episodes.
Dad, Allen and I had a great time helping Sharla and Stuart work inside and outside of their home doing some improvements to make a big difference for the changing seasons.
The biggest improvements were done on the front of the house, so that’s what I’ll show you. You can watch all of the other repairs on this week’s episode. (Click here to find where it airs in your area!)
Instead of a front porch, this house had more of a front patio.
And it hadn’t seen the end of a power washer’s wand in quite some time. So we introduced Sharla to it and she was in love! I think she’d be perfectly happy to receive a power washer as a birthday or Mother’s Day gift…just an idea, Stuart!
Dad and Allen replaced the old, dingy lights on the end of the brick wall with new ones from Lamps Plus.
And Sharla and I sealed the freshly cleaned concrete with a masonry sealer.
Looks much more inviting for sure!
While we were out front, Sharla and I also tackled cleaning up their front flower beds. She admitted to raking the leaves from their yard during the fall up under and around their azalea bushes. Nothing wrong with that, but it does leave something to be desired.
So we raked up the leaves and bagged them for big trash day which we have every other week here. Now that’s a lot of leaves…
Then we were able to see any weeds or the like that needed to be pulled. We also trimmed some lower branches on her Camellias to help them look a little more groomed. Before we laid new mulch, we ran some landscape edging to really define the beds once and for all.
With the weather finally starting to get decent, it’s a great time to head outside your house and see what needs a little sprucing! A little work here and there really can make a difference. Even if your neighbors don’t notice, you’ll be able to see and appreciate the difference!
Thanks for Checking In! ~ Chelsea
Rachel Lewter says
I enjoyed this show, heck I enjoy all of them. My DVR will soon be full of all the “reference” episodes I’ve kept. You “ain’t” living, if you aren’t learning.
Chelsea Lipford Wolf says
Great to hear, Rachel! Thanks for stopping by! ~ Chelsea