The average American homeowner spends $4,776 on an interior design project inside their home. While the inside of your property is an essential part of your home to maintain, the exterior of your home is just as important. And in some cases, it’s even more critical, as items such as your gutters and drains contribute to more significant issues, like damp, which can ruin your interior design. So, to keep your home’s interiors and its curb appeal in pristine condition, don’t forget to show these features some attention.
Clean Out Your Gutters
Those plastic gutters that run along the top of your property might not seem like much, but they play an essential role in preventing water from entering your home and causing damp and mould. Mould is known for its unsightly black appearance and can hide behind wallpaper, furniture, and pipes, wrecking your interior design, so it’s essential to stay on top of your gutter maintenance. While it’s relatively simple to clear out a few leaves or weeds yourself, it’s wise to get a professional to do a thorough clean of your gutters regularly, as this will ensure every scrap of dirt and debris is removed safely and effectively.
The drains outside your property are usually connected to the drainage system in your kitchen. As a result, they can contain various food debris, oils, and grease. It can cause blockages, which then results in the water and muck overflowing. In turn, you’ll find the aesthetics of your property, including your brickwork and patio, stained and dirty. There’s also a risk of this polluted water seeping in through tiny holes and cracks in your bricks, causing an ugly picture and odour inside your home. Thankfully, you can protect your property by regularly using a baking soda, vinegar, and water mix to keep your drains spick and span.
A Safe & Clean Pathway & Patio
Although you use the pathway leading up to your home every day, you probably haven’t noticed the number of cracks and general deterioration that has occurred due to temperature changes. But this can severely impact the curb appeal of your home, as well as its safety. You can expect to pay an average of $1,226 for a new pathway. Meanwhile, the patio in your back garden is likely to be covered in moss and algae following the winter, so a thorough clean up with a pressure washer and detergent will clear the trip hazard and enhance the overall look of your garden.
It’s easy to overlook the exterior of your home when you’ve got interiors to update. However, these external features are crucial to maintaining great interiors and curb appeal.