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Improve Your Kitchen to Help Sell Your Home


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Improve Your Kitchen to Help Sell Your Home

My husband and I recently put our home onto the market, because we were expecting a baby and need to upgrade to something larger. When offers rolled in that were really low, we decided to ask our realtor why people thought the house was worth so much less than it was. He was honest and told us that he had heard our kitchen was a bit of an eyesore. He was right, but I had actually put off renovations because I knew we were looking to sell the home soon. We took the gamble and renovated our kitchen. It paid off! We received an offer that was near our asking price, and it made the kitchen renovations well worth it! I created this blog to help others struggling to sell their homes realize that a few small improvements can help you finally sell your home!

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Keep Your Pavers Clean This Spring

As you go about your spring-cleaning, don't forget the outside of your house. If you have pavers installed in your driveway or if you use pavers throughout your landscaping, make sure you take some time and clean up all the dirt and debris that has accumulated over the winter.

Real Deep Clean

If it has been a while since you last cleaned your pavers, they may need to get a real deep cleaning.

You can mix a cleaning solution using products you find around your house. Mix one gallon of warm water with two cups of white vinegar. Pour this homemade cleaning solution onto one small area at a time. Allow the solution to sit and soak in for a couple minutes, then hit it with a scrub brush.

With a little scrubbing, you should be able to work loose any ground-in dirt and remove any basic stains from your pavers. After you have finished scrubbing, rinse everything off with your hose.

Seasonal Clean

If you don't see any stains, just a lot of dirt and debris, you may be able to skip the real deep cleaning step. All you need to do to get rid of all that dirt and debris that built up over the winter is use a power washer on your pavers.

A power washer releases water with excessive force. This force will help to push away all the debris that is on your pavers. If you don't own your own pressure washer, you can rent one from your local hardware store.

Quick Clean

The easiest and quickest way to clean your pavers is to just use a garden hose with a spray attachment to wash away the dirt.

This method works best when used on a weekly or biweekly basis. After you give your pavers a real deep clean, keep them clean throughout the spring and summer by washing them off with your hose.

If you wash them off every week or so, your pavers look amazing all summer long. Plus, it will take you less than fifteen minutes to spray down your pavers every week or so.

Summer Spills

If you spill kitchen, mustard, grease or oil on your pavers, the best way to prevent a stain from developing is to clean it up fast. Use a towel to mop up the spilled liquid. Then, rinse your pavers off with some water. If you can still see the substance on your pavers, use some of the real deep cleaning solution on them. If you act quickly, a stain will not set in.

By deep cleaning your pavers every spring, and by staying on top of cleaning through the warm-weather season, your pavers will continue to look good for many more summers. For further assistance, contact professionals, such as those from BDM Sweeper Services.