February may be a short month, but there’s no shortage of things you can accomplish. As a Breckenridge Realtor, I’m always thinking in terms of homeowners who are getting ready to buy or sell a home, but of course, many of these projects are worthwhile no matter what your plans are for the coming month. Plus, these home improvement projects will give you the opportunity to be productive and stay warm at the same time!
Plan Your Garden
It may be too soon to start planting a garden outside, but you can still begin the planning process. Consider researching plant species online, ordering seeds from your favorite catalogs and thinking about any planning or maintenance you may need to accomplish before the seeds can go into the ground.
In fact, you can even proceed by seeding indoors. This will enable your beautiful plants to mature before they make the transition to the outside. Plus, it’s an ideal way to get yourself thinking about spring if you’re ready for a thaw.
When you’re not skiing or exploring the mountains, chances are you’re keeping warm in your home. That’s why you need to treat your furnace with some extra tender loving care. One of the best things you can do is to change the filters on a regular basis.
Not only will this habit ensure your furnace operates more smoothly, it will prevent allergens and dust from getting into the air. Such a simple act is sure to help you and your family breathe easier through the winter months.
Even though you may clean and scrub it on a regular basis, grout has a way of looking stained nonetheless. On top of it all, this material often attracts mildew. To make things easier, first determine whether or not the issue is soap scum. If that’s the case, just sprinkle some baking soda on a damp sponge. Then wipe and rinse for a renewed look. You may not need to bring in the big guns.
If your grout really won’t come clean no matter what you try, you can remove it and replace it with new grout, but it’s a time consuming project.
Seal the Drafts
Homes often lose a lot of heat through windows and doors. The good news is you can prevent this from happening without a huge amount of effort. Replacing the caulk around windows and the weather stripping around doors can go a long way to making your house cozier during the winter months.
The truth is you can do so much to improve your home and stay busy during the colder months. I hope this article offers some useful projects that will help your property look its very best.
If you’re thinking of buying or selling home in Breckenridge or throughout Summit County in the coming year, planning now can make a big difference. I’m happy to put together some properties that might meet your needs, or you’re always welcome to look through the updated listings on my website. When you’re ready to discuss your options or prepare for showings, contact me at any time via email ([email protected]) or on my office line. I look forward to working with you!