Four Summer Home Updates To Try in Coeur d’Alene

Summer’s just begun, and many Coeur d’Alene residents are taking the opportunity to enhance their homes and do necessary fixes before winter sets in! Ultimately, the goal of your updates are to give your property value a boost, remaining as competitive as possible on the Coeur d’Alene rental market. Your renters will be looking for a home that’s move-in ready, well taken care of, and that suits their unique size and logistical needs. That’s why seasonal maintenance is necessary, in order to maximize your investment and to take advantage of the major moving “boom” occurring throughout the Pacific Northwest!

Read on to learn more about the four summer home updates you should try for your Coeur d’Alene residential rental property.

1. Gutter Cleaning

Gutter cleaning is often overlooked in the residential maintenance checklist, but it’s a vital task that works to protect the longevity and integrity of your home’s roof. Moisture and leaf buildup can lead to mold, wood rot, and roof instability over time, making this an important task to add to your to-do list for your resident’s safety. You can opt for a professional service or you can buy the necessary hardware that you need to do it yourself. You can consult the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce to find a vendor that you can trust or you can visit a local hardware store (such as Keller’s Supply) to pick up the tools that you need for a DIY job.

2. Power Washing

Power washing isn’t just to boost your curb appeal (although that is a pretty nice bonus!) You can also protect your home’s paint and walls by removing built up dust, dirt, and natural debris that accumulate over the course of the year. If you’re looking to save a few dollars, you can always take care of this task by yourself, and grab the tools you need from Seright’s Ace Hardware.

3. Updated Security

Give your residents peace of mind with an updated security system! If it’s been a few years, it may be time for an upgrade. The team at Advanced Security can show you a custom security system that can meet your needs and give both you and your resident peace of mind when it comes to protecting your investment. After you make your purchase and installation, make time in your day to test it at least quarterly to ensure that everything is in proper working order. Your resident will appreciate the time and attention given too!

4. Updated Garden Beds

Updating your bulbs and blooms can give your home an instant boost of curb appeal and help to prepare your Coeur d’Alene residence for its next summer guest. There are a variety of things that will grow well in the mild summer climates and can supplement resident meals once ripe. Community planting favorites include:

  • Pumpkins
  • Cucumbers
  • Watermelons
  • Beans
  • Gourds

If you’re looking for a burst of color and want to go the floral route, consider planting:

  • Aster
  • Russian Sage
  • Lilies (all types)
  • Perennials
  • Pincushion flowers
  • Hummingbird mint
  • Fragrant sumac

No matter what you’re looking to plant, stop by Vanoff’s Garden Center to get everything you need to beautify your summer beds.

PMI offers residential rental management in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

If you’re looking to simplify your residential rental management process, the team at PMI Couer d’Alene want to help. Our experts offer experience using targeted growth strategies that can help you to maximize your investment and promote your rental property across resident pools throughout the Pacific Northwest. For more information and to get started today, please visit our website. We look forward to assisting you soon!