With the season starting to close up before winter, it’s time to think about the last touches that might get you that home sale or get your home ready for winter. We ran across this article in Better Homes and Gardens to help you do just that. You can run over there and read that and then come back for how to implement their suggestions here in Montana with the best products for your home–and budget.
Back now? Great. Here’s their list with suggestions from us:
Curb Appeal in a Day Projects
If you want to paint or stain your door, Valspar paints and Cabot finishes will fit the bill perfectly. If you want a brand new door (not a bad idea if you want to cut down you power/firewood bill), WBC’s got you covered with all the major door brands: Simpson, Jeld-Wen, Therma-Tru, Masonite, and OrePac, as well as regular door clearances if you’re looking for a deal. We’ve got hardware supplies (of course! Why else are we a Do it Best member?) and anything else you need for decoration, especially for the holidays. See our Valspar Paint Special.
“Replace old hardware“
“Create perfect symmetry”
This one’s up to you. We’ve got anything you need to make your imagination work out.
“Install outdoor lighting”
Check out our extensive lighting line.
“Make your own outdoor light fixture”
This one is up to you again. Since old bottles are not used in most construction or home improvement projects, we don’t carry much there, but anything else–trays, zip ties, galvanized wire, ferrules, I-hooks, C-hooks, you can get it all right here.
“Create an instant garden”
Though Better Homes might be pushing it a little by using “instant” and “garden” in the same phrase, there’s something to be said for container gardens if you don’t have much space or you can’t spend much time on it. Your local WBC has storage containers, planters, and Glacier Gold compost to put in them. Of course, unless you’re into indoor winter gardening (and come to think of it, you can garden indoor with containers), you might want to wait till spring on this one.
“Install window boxes”
“Renew planter beds”
Curb Appeal in a Weekend Projects
“Add arbors or fence panels”
“Add outdoor art”
Moulding, eh? Right up our alley–we’re a lumberyard, after all. Pick from an incredible assortment from Orepac Empire Alexandria and Metrie, and check out a great local custom maker, Burnich. As for shutters, couldn’t ask for a wider selection or better prices.
“Create a new planting bed”
“Replace gutters and downspouts”
Curb Appeal in a Month
Paint, siding and trim–WBC’s the right place. (Side note #2: on siding, you can pick from engineered wood, natural and manmade stone, fiber-cement board, or plain old wood–the possibilities are huge.)
“Tile your doorstep”
Ooooh, tile designs. That’s more on the artistic side, but WBC’s got you covered there too–just drop into your local store.
“Dress up the driveway”, “Build a walkway”
“Apply stone veneer”
Whew! If you made clear down here, great for you. One more thing: if you want to save a bunch of money on these or any other home improvement projects, check out our $500 Do it Best Sweepstakes.