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Sept. 7, 2022

Market Update August 2022

Posted in Market Updates
Aug. 17, 2022

Vendors to Help You

We've lived here for decades so we know a number of people who can help you with various projects around your home. 

CATEGORY

BUSINESS NAME

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

OFFICE #

CELL #

EMAIL / WEBSITE

ACCOUNTANTS

           
 

Wilklow & Associates

Eric

Virkler

719-260-0320

 

eric@wilklowassociates.com

 

Peak Financial Group

Stan

Douglas

719-597-1533

   

ATTORNEYS

           
 

Real Estate

Lyndsay

Ressler

719-579-1181

 

ina@coloradolawyers.net

 

Robert Keyser (Estate, Tax)

Robert

Keyser

719-358-6505

 

rkeyser@rbktaxlaw.com

 

1031 Tax Exchange Attorney

Mike

Cook

719-632-1222

 

Mcooklaw.com

APPLIANCE REPAIR

           
 

Aspen Appliance Repair

   

719-481-2297

   
 

Reliable Appliance

   

719-471-7958

   
 

D3/A-OK Appliance Service Inc

   

719-574-3344

 

www.d3appliance.com

APPRAISERS

           
 

Freeman and Associates

John

Freeman

719-637-0017

   
 

Mike Mientka, Ifa

Michael

Mientka

719-290-9429

 

appraiserusa.com

 

Colorado Appraisal Advantage

Bruce

Bugno

719-593-7034

   
 

Park & Associates

Bill

Park

719-534-9497

   

AUTO GLASS

           
 

Auto Glass Now

   

719-442-0999

   
 

Glass America

Sheri

Hazeloop

719-510-9536

 

sheri.hazeloop@glassusa.com

 

Snow Auto Glas

Rian

Snowbarger

719- 419-8826

   

BRIDGE LOANS

           
 

Community Banks of Colorado

Mary

Latchaw

719-488-4980

719-510-1712

mary.latchaw@cobnks.com

 

Bay Equity Home Loans

Shelly

Hood

719-213-7479

 

sthood@bayeq.com

 

Community Banks of Colorado

Sharon

Walker

719-548-5148

719-231-9742

sharon.walker@cobnks.com

CARPET CLEANING

           
 

Hydro Clean

Brandon

Kirk

719-594-9376

   
 

Triple C (Complete Carpet Care)

   

719-633-1884

   
 

Creative Carpet Care and Restoration

Ben

Stratman

719-641-8600

Angela scheduler

 

CARPET RESTORATION

           
 

Hydro Clean

Brandon

Kirk

719-594-9376

   
 

Duraclean Master Cleaners, Inc.

Jim

Miller

719-473-2703

719-641-0134

jcmiller@duracleanmc.com

 

Creative Carpet Care and Restoration

Ben

Stratman

719-641-8600

   

CHIMNEYS

           
 

Dr. Soot

   

719-598-4466

   
 

Soot Buster Chimney Sweep

   

719-488-2718

   
 

Ray's Chimney Service

   

719-475-1998

   
 

Clean Sweep (Commercial & Residential)

Justin

 

719-533-0542

   

CONCRETE

           
 

A-1 Concrete Leveling

   

719-536-0556

   
 

Cracker Jack Mud Jacking

Bart

Smith

719-520-1099

   
 

JRT Construction

Jay

Thompson

719-351-7225

   

DECKS

           
 

Creekside Custom Decks

Steve

Saville

719-268-1008

   
 

Decks by Schmillen

Doug

Schmillen

719-440-6966

   
 

Emerald Construction

Dustin

McCuen

206-214-8078

   
 

Affordable Views

Rob

Brennan

719-574-1422

   

DOORS & TRIM

           
 

Colorado Lumber

   

719-488-3400

   
 

TC Door And Trim

Lori

 

719-447-9000

   
 

The Woodshed

   

719-597-1180

   

DRIVEWAYS & PAVING

           
 

Seals & Stripes

   

719-687-6568

   
 

John R Hurley Asphalt, LLC

John

Hurley

719-531-6783

   
             

DRYWALL

           
 

A Cut Above Drywall

Mark

Liggett

719-359-6484

   
 

Elite Drywall

Randy

 

719-481-8585

   
 

Drywall, From Start To Finish

Manuel

Salinas

719-205-6371

 

manuelsalinas@aol.com

ELECTRICIANS

           
 

Ace Electric

Mark

Baker

719-930-8219

   
 

Front Range Electric

   

719-322-2010

   
 

Gaddie Electric

   

719-268-9433

   
 

Tri-Lakes Electric

   

719-337-1492

   
 

Althouse Electric

Brent

Althouse

719-495-8478

   
 

Top Electric

Pnut

 

719-268-1140

   

ESTATE SALES

           
 

Schur Success Group

   

719-667-1000

   
 

EverGreen Estate Sales

   

719-663-5399

 

evergreenestatesales.com

 

Stellick Legacy Estate Services, LLC

   

719-453-9081

 

www.stellicklegacy.com

 

Rebecca Nohe Antique and Estate Sales

   

719-635-1171

 

www.rebeccanohe.com

 

Ross Auction

   

719-632-6693

   

FENCING

           
 

Upright Fence Company

Isaac

Hamilton

719-694-6502

   
 

Higher Ground Fencing

   

719-290-5045

   
 

Colorado Springs Fence Company

   

719439-2703

   

FIRE/MOLD RESTORATION

           
 

Duraclean Master Cleaners, Inc.

Jim

Miller

719-473-2703

719-641-0134

jcmiller@duracleanmc.com

 

Servicemaster Clean

   

719-633-9555

   
 

Servpro

   

719-266-0881

   

FLOORING

           
 

Affordable Flooring

Tom

Rodham

719-481-0831

   
 

Absolute Flooring

   

719-459-8181

   
 

Prosource Floors

Cheryl

Ammons

719-471-4749

   
 

Academy Carpet Company

Steve

Chase

719- 637-9090

   
 

Pryor Flooring

   

719- 573-1010

   

FLOOR REFINISHING (HARDWOOD)

           
 

Pryor Floors

   

719-573-1010

 

pryorfloor.com

 

JBC Custom Flooring

Ben

Croatt

719-635-5650

   
 

Carlos Fernandez

   

719-491-5909

   
 

Altitude Hardwood Floors

John

Lane

719-568-1897

   
 

KM Enterprises

Kevin

Moody

719-686-3512

   

FOUNDATION REPAIR

           
 

Foundation Professionals of Colorado 719-464-8060

   

719-464-8060

   
 

Peak Structural

   

719-260-7070

   

GARAGE DOORS & OPENERS

           
 

Tri-Lakes Garage Doors

Jim

Hatley

719-488-2220

   
 

Father & Son Garage Doors

Kyle & Dan

Hoffner

719-473-1281

   
 

Aspen Garage Door Inc

   

719-574-4642

   

GLASS & WINDOWS

           
 

US Glass

   

719-634-1898

   
 

Service Glass

Byron

 

719-481-3701

   
 

City Glass

   

719-634-2891

   
 

Complete Window Care

Mike

Smith

719-380-9371

   
 

Renewal by Anderson

Roland

       

GUTTERS

           
 

Simply Cleaner Gutters

   

719-257-3036

   
 

Speedy's Seamless Gutters & Painting LLC.

   

719-338-4417

   

HANDYMAN

           
 

Do It Right the First Time Handyman

Jeremy

DeLoach

719-499-0339

   
 

Town & Country Home Improvements

Lance

Gilbert

719-694-4414

   
 

Handyman Connection

   

719-570-0985

   
 

JT Futurequest

James

Swonger

719-229-4092

   
 

Terry Barnhardt

   

719-209-6249

 

tbarn64@gmail.com

HAULING

           
 

1-800-GOT-JUNK

   

1-800-GOT-JUNK

 

www.1800gotjunk.com

 

Pikes Peak Junk Removal

   

719-377-1795

   
 

Mike Wilson Trash Man

Mike

Wilson

719-290-4565

   

HOME INSPECTIONS

           
 

Pillar To Post

Bonnie & Rob

Abram

719-579-6627

 

pillartopost-coloradosprings.com

 

BPG Inspection Services

   

800-285-3001

 

bpgwi.com

 

Criterium-McCafferty Engineers

Mark and Melissa

McCafferty

719-229-6382

719-685-2285

melissa@criterium-mccafferty.com

HVAC - Forced Air Furnace, Boilers & Hot Water Heaters

           
 

Parkey's Heating, AC & Plumbing

   

719-594-0991

   
 

Smith Plumbing and Heating

   

719-392-4269

   
 

Sierra Mechanical

   

719-488-9760

   
 

Olson Heating & Plumbing

   

719-635-3563

   
 

Avalanche HVAC/ Castle Rock

   

303-736-8151

   
 

Fountain Valley Mechanical

   

719-392-2652

   
 

HPE inc

Mike

Edwards

719-322-6544

 

mikee@hpeinc.com

HOME WARRANTY

           
 

Blue Ribbon Home Warranty

Kirsten

Kuhlman

719-229-1199

   
 

American Home Shield

   

866-250-4313

   
 

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty

   

800-876-7602

   

HOUSE CLEANING

           
 

Sparklean Cleaner

Mandy

Jordan

719-487-0570

   
 

Clean Castle

Faith

Lee

719-323-7155

   
 

Keri Kleans

Keri

Collins

719-477-3460

   
 

Pro-Clean of Colorado Springs, Inc. and dba Fiber Bright Total Carpet Care

Kathi and Earle Beatty

 

719-282-1080 or 719-243-3600

 

fiberbrightcoloradosprings.com

INSURANCE, PROPERTY

           
 

EB Insurance Group

Elizabeth

Bryson

719-418-9350

   
 

American Family Insurance

Ken

Davis

719-598-6500

   
 

Farmer's Insurance

Jeanette

Lucero

719-599-4202

   

INVESTMENT SERVICES

           
 

Edward Jones

Brad

Lundberg

719-481-0043

   
 

Edward Jones

Brady

Pitt

719-533-0194

   
 

Lang Investment Services

Matthew

Lang

719-481-0887

 

matt@langinvestmentservices.com

LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION

           
 

Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Design

Bridget

Como

719-930-8906

 

Designsbybridget@msn.com

 

McCords Garden Center & Landscaping

   

719-375-3573

   
 

Serenity Landscaping

   

719-494-5079

   
 

Mountain Splendor Services

Dan

Combs

719-495-2877

   

LAWN & LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE

           
 

Little Lynn's Lawn Service

   

719-481-3332

   
 

Cut Above Lawn Service

   

719-373-4431

   
 

Tom's Lawn Service

   

719-237-0379

   
 

Blade to Blade & Landscaping, LLC

   

719-380-0136

   

LOCKSMITH

           
 

24HR Lockouts

James

Culpepper

719-538-7957

 

24hrlockouts@gmail.com

 

Henley's

   

719-632-6282

   
 

Academy Locksmith

   

719-531-5959

   

MORTGAGE LENDER

           
 

CB&T Mortgage

John

Draper

719-650-6986

 

John.Draper@Centralbancorp.com

 

ENT Federal Credit Union

Stephanie

Dombrowski

719-550-6485

719-649-4439

SDombrowski@Ent.com

 

Huntington Bank

Keri

Bills

719-494-5065

   
 

Community Banks of Colorado

Mary

Latchaw

719-488-4980

719-510-1712

mary.latchaw@cobnks.com

 

Bear Creek Mortgage

Lisa

Hernandez

719-660-3485

 

lisa@bearcreekmortgage.com

 

Cornerstone Home Lending

Karen

Monroe

719-310-5195

 

monroeteam@houseloan.com

MORTGAGE LENDER - LAND

           
 

Integrity Bank and Trust

Kim

Wright

719-955-4807

   
 

Farmers State Bank

Lindesy

Lawson-Preisser

719-495-3650

 

llpreisser@yourfsb.com

 

Security Service Federal Credit Union

   

800-525-9570

 

https://www.ssfcu.org/home-loans/mortgage/lot-and-land-loan

MOVERS

           
 

College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving

Kevin

Elwood

719-660-5477

   
 

Gorilla Men

Kyle

Tukel

719-355-5351

   
 

Arrow Moving & Storage

Art / Mat

LaFleur

719-573-3460

   
 

Ihaul Imove

Matt

 

719-357-5865

   
 

Moving Day

Walter

 

719-499-6280

   
 

Bennetts

   

719-268-1188

   

PAINTERS

           
 

Gecko's

Mike

Cavin

719-637-1675

719-229-1270

geckosplb@juno.com

 

TECC Painting

Stacy

Bigelow

719-577-9300

   
 

87 Painting

Jacqui and Fabian

Baca

719-477-3972

 

jacquelinem@gmail.com

 

Paint Doctor

   

719-387-1279

   

PEST CONTROL

           
 

Animal Movers

Matt

Penfound

719-570-1757

303- 660-4816

 
 

Froggys Pest Control

   

719-432-8171

   
 

High Country Pest Control

   

719-839-3291

   

PHOTOGRAPHERS

           
 

Heritage Photography

Terry

Barcelona

719-330-0486

 

yahmon90@comcast.net

 

Color Bandit

Paul

DeBerjeois

719-200-8713

 

Paul@ColorBandit.com

 

SOCO Photography

Austin

Harley

307-629-0826

 

Harley.austin.j@gmail.com

 

Photographer

John

Hoffman

719-964-0481

 

pilgrims492003@yahoo.com

PLUMBERS

           
 

St Joseph Plumbing

Russ

Westfall

719-421-8007

   
 

Replumb Specialist

   

719-495-9090

   
 

All County

Stuart

Currier

719-488-4555

   
 

Olson Plumbing and Heating

   

719-635-7381

   
 

Smith Plumbing and Heating

   

719-392-4269

   
 

Felix Plumbing

Tom

Felix

(719) 650-1069

   
 

Father & Sons Plumbing

Loren

 

(719) 683-7200

   

RADON

           
 

SWAT Colorado

Stephanie

 

800-667-2366

 

swat-radon.com

 

Centennial Radon Solutions

Bob

Webster

719-494-5461

 

rwebster44@msn.com

 

Alpine Mitigation

   

719-591-7597

   

REMODELING & BASEMENTS

           
 

Zark Brothers

Louis

Zarkovicki

719-491-8036

   
 

Aspen Gold

Gary

Torrance

719-488-8866

719-499-4662

aspengoldgc@comcast.net

 

Drywall, From Start To Finish

Manuel

Salinas

719-205-6371

 

manuelsalinas@aol.com

 

Bailey Construction

John

Bailey

719-649-6798

   

RENTALS & PROPERTY MGMT

           
 

Blue Mountain Realty

Guthals

Wayne

719-591-8500

 

www.bluemountainmgmt.com

 

Mertz Property Management

Barbara

Mertz

719-282-3645

   
 

All Seasons Property Managment

Carolyn

 

719-632-0463

   

ROOFING

           
 

ThatsMyRoofer.com ?

Dan Willis

 

719-661-8139

 

dan@thatsmyroofer.com

 

Go2Prime Roofing

   

719-599-4020

   
 

Old World Roofing

Steve Houston

 

719-593-0357

   
 

Empire Roofing

   

719-591-9200

   

SENIOR HOUSING TRANSITION

           
 

Caring Transitions

   

844-220-5427

   

SEPTIC - LICENSED ON-SITE WASTEWATER SYSTEM CLEANERS

           
 

A-1 Plumbing & Septic

   

719-339-3365

   
 

Arrowhead Septic

   

719-576-7707

   
 

HoneyBee Pumping Service

   

877-648-3558

303-648-3558

 
 

Williams Septic Service

   

719-495-4221

   

SEWER CLEANING & REPAIR

           
 

Leo's Sewer and Drain

   

719-550-0837

   
 

Olson Heating & Plumbing

   

719-635-3563

   
 

Advantage Sewer

   

719-491-8638

   
 

Frei Excavating

Dana

Frei

719-447-1114

   

SPRINKLERS

           
 

Sprinkler World

   

719-442-6797

   
 

Sprinklers Inc

   

719-329-4124

   
 

EZ Flow Sprinklers

Dan

 

719-231-1489

   

STAGERS

           
 

The Professionals

Lisa

Koenig

719-439-0798

   
 

Front Range Stage

   

(719) 648-8528

   
 

Perfectly Placed Home Staging

Jennifer

Miller

719-659-3044

   

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS

           
 

Criterium-McCafferty Engineers

Mark and Melissa

McCafferty

719-229-6382

719-685-2285

melissa@criterium-mccafferty.com

 

RMG-Engineers

   

719-488-2145

719-548-0600

info@rmg-engineers.com

STUCCO

           
 

South Paw Stucco

Mark

Reed

719-684-5022

   
 

Elite Stucco Repair

   

719-447-1122

   
 

Rivera Plastering & Stone

Eduardo

Rivera

719-637-9840

   

SURVEYORS

           
 

Alessi & Assoicates

   

719-540-8832

   
 

Eagle Surveyors

   

719-640-1433

   
 

Tim Stevenson

   

719-535-9124

   

TILE INSTALLATION

           
 

Tile One

Mark

Schiller

719-499-8453

   
 

Providence Flooring

Brad

Koch

719-822-5076

   
 

Balkan Tile

Sasho

Vuticevski

719-229-8129

   
 

Colorado Commercial Tile

Mark

Nordby

719-481-8888

719-244-5820

 
 

Tile By Kirk

   

719-649-0234

   
 

Providence Flooring

Brad

Koch

719-492-3011

   

VETERINARIAN

           
 

Palmer Lake Veterinarian

Jan

Jensen

719-481-8900

   
 

Carefree Cats

   

719-573-1670

   
 

Polo Springs

   

719-264-8384

   

WATER / FIRE / MOLD / CARPET RESTORATION

           
 

Duraclean Master Cleaners, Inc.

Jim

Miller

719-473-2703

719-641-0134

jcmiller@duracleanmc.com

 

Servicemaster Clean

   

719-633-9555

   
 

Servpro

Kathi

 

719-266-0881

   

WINDOW COVERINGS

           
 

Bloomin Blinds

Mike

Quintana

719-776-0448

   
 

Budget Blinds

   

719-301-7171

   
 

Draperies & Curtains

Carolyn

McMillen

719-360-4820

   

WINDOW WASHERS

           
 

Sheen Enterprises

   

719-481-9310

   
 

Jacobs Ladder

   

719-641-6317

   
 

Fish Window Cleaning

   

719-559-1910

   

WOODWORKING/CABINETRY

           
 

Tutkos Fine Woodworking

John

Tutko

719-439-0362

   
 

Colorado Cabinet Coatings

Steve

Warren

719-388-1800

   
 

Graves Custom Finishing (Trim)

Stevie

Graves

719-660-4649

   
Aug. 10, 2022

Fall Maintenance Checklist

Posted in Home Maintenance
Aug. 5, 2022

Market Update July 2022

Posted in Market Updates
July 15, 2022

Ways to Conserve Energy in Your Home

Ways to Conserve Energy in Your Home

Conserving Energy

There are many ways to conserve energy in your home, from minor adjustments to major home improvements. Making these small changes at home can go a long way in protecting the environment and potentially cutting down your utility costs.

Utilize Natural Light

Open blinds and curtains during the day, and turn on lights only when needed at night.

Use Power Strips

Plug multiple electronics or appliances into a power strip and turn off the power strip when they are not in use.

Only Wash Full Loads of Dishes and Laundry

Don’t waste water and energy on half-full loads.

Replace Light Bulbs

Replace light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs, such as halogen incandescents, CFLs or LEDs. If you can’t replace all bulbs, just replace the most frequently used ones.

Use Less Hot Water

Try to take shorter showers and fewer baths to limit your use of hot water.

Install a Smart Thermostat

Install a programmable thermostat that will automatically adjust the temperature when you are asleep or away.

Replace Appliances

If you have older appliances, you might consider replacing them with newer, energy-efficient products to save money long-term.

Insulate

Insulation helps keep heat (and cold!) in, reducing wasted energy. Insulate heating ducts, hot water pipes and water heaters, and make sure your home as a whole is well-insulated.

Seal Air Leaks

Sealing any air leaks keeps both hot and cold air in.

Turn Off Electronics

Turn off and unplug any electronics, such as computers or TVs, when they are not in use, especially when you are away for a long period of time.

Wash Clothes With Cold Water and Air Dry

Washing clothes in cold water and air drying them can significantly reduce energy waste during your laundry routine.

We hope these tips help you save energy (and money!) at home.

Posted in Conservation
July 10, 2022

Market Update June 2022

Posted in Market Updates
July 1, 2022

Yard Care Tips

Mowing the Lawn

Whether it’s the scent of freshly mowed grass, space for your dog to run around, or preparing a home-grilled meal for friends, there’s no doubt that the outdoors is one of the biggest advantages of owning a home. As an added bonus, taking good care of your yard can also help improve your home’s value over time.

Curb appeal can play an important role in determining the value of your home and lush green grass can often make a positive first impression! Whether you’re new to homeownership or you've owned your home for many years, make sure you’re doing your best to care for your home’s exterior. Below are a few quick and easy tips for maintaining your yard. 

Mow and Water Your Yard Frequently

During the summer, your lawn should be mowed about once a week and should get an inch to an inch and a half of water during the same period. If you don’t want to invest in an automatic irrigation system, you can purchase an inexpensive programmable hose timer to help you monitor your watering schedule. Just be sure to check your local laws and be mindful of potential local watering restrictions. 

If you’re worried about not being able to set aside time to maintain your yard, consider hiring a professional lawn care service. They will be able to care for your lawn or even install convenient landscaping options like xeriscaping or low-maintenance turf. 

Fertilize and Aerate Your Lawn Seasonally 

Aerating allows your grass and plants to stay healthy by making room in the soil for nutrients and water. Some cities may require you to remove noxious or non-native weeds. In most cases, you can use weed-killer to remove unwanted plants in your yard — just be careful since some herbicides can be dangerous to other plants as well as humans and animals.

Remove Debris from Your Yard

Leaves and other yard waste can hurt the grass underneath if left unattended. Trim and prune overgrown trees and shrubs to promote new growth, and add fresh mulch to areas that need it. Edging the lawn along your sidewalks and curbs is an effective way to add a professional appearance to your lawn. 

Care for Tools and Equipment

You want to make sure all of your tools are properly cared for, especially your lawnmower. Mower blades should be sharpened at the beginning of each season to keep your lawn healthy and to prevent grass from being damaged or cut inconsistently. You should also check the height setting on your lawnmower to make sure it's not set too low, which could dull your blades or damage your grass. And last but not least, always remember to use safety equipment while you work on your lawn, including ear plugs, safety glasses, long sleeve shirts, long pants, close-toed shoes, gloves and sunscreen.

Hopefully these tips will help you achieve a well-maintained yard that you can enjoy with family, friends and neighbors. As always, if you have questions on your home or the current real estate market, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are  happy to assist! 

 

June 25, 2022

Ways to Maximize Your Home's Storage

Ways to Maximize Your Home's Storage

Shoe Storage

As you get settled into your new home or reorganize a home you’ve lived in for years, you may find yourself searching for additional storage. There are several ways to maximize storage in your home, whether that means buying creative furniture or renovating to add shelving, cabinets or drawers.

Declutter Each Room

First and foremost, you can often solve a few storage issues simply by decluttering your home. Go through cabinets, drawers and closets to determine what you need — and donate or sell the rest!

Incorporate Shoe Organizers

Avoid shoes piling up on your closet floor by adding a shoe organizer on the back of your door or a shoe rack to neatly display your shoes. Organize by style to make the collection look more cohesive. Or find a creative way to build shelving for your shoes in a small nook around your home!

Install Toe-Kick Storage

If you are struggling with storage in the kitchen, you might consider installing toe-kick drawers under the base of your cabinets. These can hold thin items like cutting boards, baking pans, user manuals and more.

Consider Floor-to-Ceiling Storage

Bookshelves or shelving that does not extend to the ceiling does not use all available wall space. Consider buying a bookshelf or installing more shelving that goes from the floor all the way to the ceiling to maximize the space — and make the room look taller! Or, for a more affordable option, consider getting baskets that can be filled and placed along the top of cabinets and shelving.

Store Items Under the Bed

The space under your bed is prime real estate for additional storage. This is a great place to store extra bedding, sheets and pillows, or even seasonal decor, luggage or other seldom-used items.

Invest in Multifunctional Furniture

Purchase creative pieces of furniture to add storage in unexpected places — including the living room! Search for ottomans, benches, coffee tables and beds with secret storage compartments.

We hope this helps you maximize every square inch of your home!

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June 9, 2022

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8 Home Improvement Projects You Can Tackle in a Weekend

 

8 Home Improvement Projects You Can Tackle in a Weekend

Summer is the perfect time to tackle a few of those projects you’ve been putting off for months! From tidying up your exterior to cleaning those neglected spaces, here are eight tasks you can tackle in just a few days this season.

Pressure Wash Your Home — After months of snow, rain, and other weather phenomena, your home is bound to need a little TLC. Give it a good scrub down by power washing the siding, driveway, and deck. You can hire professionals to take care of it for you, or you can easily rent a power washer from your local hardware store. 

Re-stain Your Deck — Get your backyard ready for those summer barbecues by adding a new coat of stain to your deck. The stain will help you protect the exterior wood from the elements and hide any evidence of past grime. 

Build a Shed — If your garage is overflowing with toys and outdoor equipment, it may be time for a new storage solution. You can find plenty of free storage shed building plans online or head to your local hardwood store for a pre-built option. 

Clean Your Gutters — While the summer is full of beautiful, sunny days, it can also be wrought with intense rainstorms. Use the warm, clear weekends to ensure your gutters are clear and in prime condition to help avoid any future water damage.

Spruce Up Your Landscaping — Of all the summer home improvement projects you can DIY, landscaping is the most popular. There are so many things you can do to improve your home’s curb appeal from adding a new garden or flower bed to adding a few new hardy shrubs here and there. Visit Pinterest for some inspiration or take a drive around your neighborhood to see how your neighbors have taken advantage of the local foliage. 

Replace Your Air Filters — Making sure to clean or replace your air filters is imperative during the summer months. Dirty filters can cause allergies by circulating dust, mold, and other allergens around your home. They can also inhibit your A/C units from functioning properly, causing your electricity bill to potentially rise. 

Paint Your Front Door & Shutters — Putting a fresh coat of paint on your front door and shutters can help make your home instantly warmer and more inviting! 

 

Upgrade Your Ceiling Fans — The summer is a great time to ditch your old ceiling fans and invest in new, high-quality fixtures. Not only can this help make your home more energy efficient, but it can also improve the overall air circulation within the house.