Home restoration is a long process and has so many little steps that are easy to look over. Do you wonder if there is anything that you might be missing, or do you need a last motivation push? Please enjoy these ideas for the last finishing touches for your home restoration (and get ready to be done once and for all!).
Though landscaping isn’t strictly a part of restoring the house itself, it is a part of the comfort of the home as a whole. It also helps to keep water away from the house and prevent other damage caused by having exposed dirt or unruly plants. Not to mention, having good landscaping is necessary to improve the curb appeal of your home.
Choose your landscaping carefully. This includes what features, such as a lawn, walkways, and decorative islands and rocks, and what plants. According to Strategies Online, there are different plants that will do better in the climate where you live. If you choose the right plants, you will have fewer weeds and save on maintenance costs such as watering and fertilizer.
During and after your home restoration you should consider deep cleaning your home. There is a lot of dust and debris that adds up after restoration—especially after big renovations projects. Block the rooms off and plan as you might, you will still have a lot of cleaning to do. So, open the windows, set up a filter, and blast some music. It’s cleaning time.
- Remove all trash and debris
- Sweep, vacuum, and dust all surfaces (including the ceilings and furniture!)
- Mop the floors
- Clean the windows
- Dust the air ducts, vents, blinds, light figures, and ceiling fans
- Shampoo the carpets
- Clean inside all closets, shelves, and cabinets
- Wipe everything down
- Disinfect new or restored appliances and fixtures
Don’t forget to also clean the exterior of your home. Clean the walkways, patios, and walls. According to Wix Exterior Cleaning, pressure washing your exterior can remove mold, algae, rust, and other debris.
One way to make this a less intimidating task is by having a plan that considers how much energy and time you have. If the task is still too intimidating, there are services you can hire to deep clean your home.
Home isn’t home without some personalized décor and fixtures. According to MyMove, one of the last (and most enjoyable) parts of restoring a house is choosing the right paint, wallpaper, light fixtures, and furniture. If you’re restoring an old home and trying to keep the original feel of the home, do some research about what was in style at the time it was built. If you’re planning on modernizing the house, find furniture that is just right for the floorplan and feel of the home.
And with that, you have finished. These last finishing touches will turn your restoration project into a beautiful home. When you’re done, your home will feel new and bring joy to whoever visits.
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