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careful when power washing siding, as
you are one bad aim away from a broken
window. If you need extensive cleaning,
it may be best to hire a professional. A
fresh coat of trim paint can be just the
life your house needs, but if this isn't the
year to paint the trim, consider painting
the front door.
Also, take a look at the doorknob and
knocker. Are they showing extensive
wear? Replace them for some punch.
While you're at the front door, look
down. Is your welcome mat less than
welcoming? If so, get a new one.
Cleaning front-facing windows will
be time well spent, as will clearing
cobwebs and leaf debris that make your
porch and house look less inviting.
Consider snapping photos of your house
with your phone to identify areas that
need work. The familiarity of your home
can make it difficult to spot what others
see, but a photo puts it in a different
perspective.
If you're lucky enough to have a
front porch wide enough for seating,
make sure you are prepared for sitting
outside on the long, warm days ahead. If
cushions have seen better days, you can
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