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May
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These home improvement projects are simple and will make a big impact on your home. Here's what you should finish off this spring.

Spring is the time of renewal in nature, so why not take on some renewing home improvement projects with the change of season? Maybe you've just moved into the home you chose from Beavercreek homes for sale, or you've been in your home a while, and are thinking about what to do to attract buyers when you list it. Whatever the reason, make the most of our nice spring weather and get going on some easy home improvement projects.

Here's what our REALTORS® recommend.

  1. Make your grill presentable.
    Don't haul out the grill to meet the spring season with last year's grunge on it. This is, after all, the centerpiece of your summer stage for entertainment. Scrub the grates and burners. Scrape the inside walls of the cook box. Change the lava rocks, if you still use them. Then shop for some of the latest grilling tools, including a grilling basket, non-stick skewers, scissor tongs, and a basting mop.

  2. Spruce up the entrances to your home, starting with the trim.
    Your home's occupants are in and out many times every day, and that takes a toll on the entrances (and exits). Cast a critical eye at the doors and the threshold. Clean them up, and if need be, paint the trim and the doors. Does a screen door need repair? There are specialists who do this. Check the garage door and trim; they may need repainting as well.

  3. Update the outdoor hardware.
    As long as we're working outdoors, how about checking the outdoor hardware, including doorknobs, the mailbox, and even the numbers of your address? Paint or replace, or polish till it shines, whatever is needed.

  4. Replace worn patio furniture.
    If your patio or outdoor furniture is looking creaky, replace it. That also goes for faded or worn pillows. Wash upholstered pieces if you can, or repaint metal, wood, and wicker pieces, but otherwise, go shopping and find some bright and inviting replacements for your outdoor entertaining.

  5. Refresh your container plants.
    Container plants are a great way to add eye appeal to your patio or front porch, but they usually look a bit wan after languishing indoors in the winter. Assess if they can be resuscitated for spring. Trim off dead stalks and leaves. Repot if necessary, adding fresh soil. Plant new plants, annuals, and perennials, in containers or flower beds (don't forget the compost and mulch), adding a dose of organic fertilizer to help them along.

  6. Change your wreath.
    A wreath on the front door is such a homey addition, signaling the changing of the seasons. Pack away your winter wreath and choose one that heralds spring.

  7. Reinvent your fireplace.
    Moving indoors, we probably won't need the fireplace much longer. If it needs cleaning, get that behind you, then repurpose it with white pillar candles and potted plants (choose plants with low light needs since this area may be short on sunlight). Arrange it all in a pleasing design.

  8. Change stuff around.
    Has your home been arranged the way it is forever? You don't have to change up the entire house, but why not focus on one room, swapping pictures and wall art around?  Add a new rug to get a new vibe in the room. In the bedroom, replace that worn bedspread, duvet, and shams.

Our real estate staff have so many suggestions for staging your home when it's time to sell. Contact Wright-Patt Realty today. 

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