5 House Maintenance Tasks You Should Consider Doing

Whether you are considering selling a house in Oklahoma, or just want to spruce up your home to help overall property values, there are a few things you can do that are more economical investments than other things. In this article, we will take a look at the 5 most important things you can do to make your home look its best.

  1. Work From The Outside In

The exterior of your home is the first thing that neighbors, visitors, and potential buyers will see when pulling up. With this in mind, it is important to make the exterior of your home look amazing.


Check your fences and gutters, replace missing or shabby portions. Maybe even repaint them. Make sure you clean up in general, any junk, lawn care items, or children’s toys that are laying about should be put away or stored in a shed or garage. 


Ensure that the grass is neatly cut, edges done, and free of weeds. A quick trip to the local nursery or big box hardware store can yield some inexpensive flats of flowers that can be quickly planted to add color and distinction to the area around the home.


An often overlooked part of the exterior maintenance is siding and roofing. Rent a power washer or hire a landscaper to come power wash the sides and roof of the home. This mini facelift can take years of dirt and grime off your siding and can clean and remove moss from your shingles. For a few hours of work, your home can look a decade younger.

  1. Paint, Paint, Paint

One of the cheapest ways to give the interior of your home a quick makeover, painting, is actually one of the wisest investments. It is something you can quickly do in a weekend or two and does not cost an arm and a leg. Also, it is never too late to get rid of that hideous wallpaper that the previous owners used, that you have been meaning to take down.


If you plan on selling your home, stick with neutral colors that are light and airy. You do not want to try to be an all-star interior designer here, just a quick refresher. Rooms that are painted deeper colors or that have obvious wear and dirt on the walls will benefit the most from this. 

  1. Bathroom Updates

It goes without saying that your bathroom should be cleaned immaculately. But also consider a new sink and faucet, both fairly cost-effective investments and both things that are immediately looked at when touring a bathroom.


Missing and cracked tiles are another thing that should be fixed asap. Both in the flooring and the tub or shower area. A cracked tile here and there, along with some grimy grout, makes even the most lavish bathroom look a little dingy.

  1. Brighten Up Your Space

Even the darkest man-cave of a living room can be made warm and welcoming with the right lighting. Update older fixtures, replace bulbs with current LED or CFL types to promote great lighting and low electrical use.

  1. Kitchen Upgrades

The usual dream kitchen that everyone seems to want has open spacious areas, with lots of natural light, and all new top tier appliances. But that is the dream, not the reality.


While you should not completely gut and remodel your kitchen, some small repairs and fixes can do wonders for the appeal of your existing kitchen.


Consider new light fixtures, maybe update the 1976 Formica countertop for clearance or discontinued neutral granite top. Also, if the stove and dishwasher are a little worse for wear, a few hundred dollars can get new ones in their place for nice shiny kitchen appeal.