As temperatures get warmer, it's time to prep your yard for new landscaping and fix any damage that's been done by winter temperatures and snow. You may have to wait to start planting, but there's a lot you can do now or in the near future to get your spring yard and garden off to a good start.
Our REALTORS® recommend the following steps to help prep your yard for new landscaping:
Daily and weekly cleaning is necessary to keep your home clean, but occasionally, a deep cleaning is needed. Our REALTORS® suggest deep cleaning some of the following five things this weekend:
You're finally settled in your new home, and you have everything you need right at your fingertips – or so you think. Unexpectedly, a minor repair needs to take place, and you realize you weren't as prepared as you thought. Having some common – and not-so-common – tools lying around can be the difference between an easy fix or an unnecessary headache. New homebuyers tend to overlook these necessities, but you can equip yourself with these tools, and it doesn't have to cost you a fortune. Our REALTORS® will help get you into the perfect home, but here's a starting guide to ensure you have the right tools to maintain the upkeep of your home.
Plumbers and other repairmen can cost you upwards of one hundred dollars each time you need to call them. While you may need a professional sometimes, you don't need to spend a lot of money to acquire common tools that will allow you to do the job yourself. However, you also shouldn't run directly to the discount tools section for cheaper options. A basic toolbox purchased at your local hardware store will have many of the basics for you to use. This includes pliers, screwdriver set, adjustable and open-ended wrenches, level, hammer, Allen wrench set, and tape measure among others. These tools alone can help you fix a leaky faucet, repair furniture, tighten loose screws in appliances, or simply hang pictures.
Is your home starting to feel a bit crowded? Perhaps your family has grown, and you need more bedrooms or another bathroom to accommodate everyone comfortably. Maybe you need extra space for an aging or ailing loved one, or office space to accommodate a new or growing home-based business. If your home no longer meets your needs, you have two basic choices in resolving this problem: Adding on or moving on to a new home.
So how do you know which option is best for you? Are you better off looking into local builders, or is shopping Ann Arbor homes for sale your best bet? The answer to that question depends on your particular circumstances, and here we'll outline some important considerations that can help you make a solid decision on whether to add on or move on.
Whether you are searching for Plymouth homes for sale or have already made your purchase, there are things you should know about getting your house ready for fall – especially if this will be your first fall season as a homeowner. Our real estate agents offer this fall maintenance checklist to help you maintain your home throughout the colder months ahead.
Schedule HVAC System Maintenance
The end of the summer means it's time to get your heating system inspected by a professional HVAC technician. Scheduling that service call before the cold weather will keep your HVAC system in top shape throughout the heating season. It can also save you money by ensuring that your system is working as efficiently as it should. Also, if you aren't yet familiar with your heating system, your HVAC tech can show you what to do to keep things running this fall and winter.
Renovating your kitchen can be a significant undertaking. But, it's the heart of your home and worth a little elbow grease. Our REALTORS® have learned a lot about the best – and worst – ways to revamp your kitchen.
Whether you're trying to boost the resale value before listing your Plymouth home for sale or you just want to update your space for your own enjoyment, these tips will get your kitchen remodel off on the right track.