The best part of the holiday season is being able to spend more time with family and friends, especially those you may not get to see often throughout the rest of the year. While many homeowners take care to clean and declutter the house and tidy up the guest room, they sometimes neglect to prepare the home exterior. Here are some quick and easy tips to follow that will provide your guests with a warm welcome while showing your home to advantage.
Spruce up the lawn
One way to make a good first impression is to clean up the front yard. This can include getting rid of junk and clutter, raking leaves, cleaning out flower beds, and giving the lawn a final mow. It’s also a good idea to sweep the sidewalks and driveway, as well as the porch. Then you can lay down a welcoming seasonal doormat. And don’t forget to set out a pair of pretty planters filled with greenery to add a little color.
Clean out the gutters
After clearing off the walkways, it’s time to look up – to the gutters. When gutters are clogged, the overflow goes straight over the side onto sidewalks and walkways. In cold weather, this can quickly lead to icy walkways that can cause dangerous falls that could injure your guests. Be sure to professionally clean your gutters to prevent this sad scenario.
Prepare your home exterior with better lighting
Outdoor lighting is a great option for beautifying your home as well as adding to its safety and security. Outdoor lighting is available in a variety of different styles, from elegant to festive. This will provide illumination for the driveway, walkways, and stairs to ensure a safe path for guests to traverse. Motion-activated lighting is a good choice as well for convenience and additional security.
Get Help From the Pros
If you want your home in tip-top shape for the holiday season, Muth & Company Roofing can help. From gutter cleaning to gutter and roof repair, contact us at (614) 682-3060 for all of your roofing needs.