It’s that time of year again! Burgers being flipped, hot dogs being pressed with grill marks, and pools being swam in – summer is around the corner. But as we all know, the official kickoff to summer is Memorial Day weekend. That said, to prepare for the holiday weekend and all its festivities, your home could probably use a refresh in some areas. So, look at your home, the metal around it, and get your backyard barbeque ready with these tips!
How to Get Your Home Memorial Day Ready
If you’re in charge of grilling responsibilities or prefer to smoke your meats, it’s time to clean up your grill and smoker. It should be a common occurrence where you scrub down and clean your grill, but it can be forgotten. That said, do a thorough cleaning of your grill and analyze if it is still in good shape. If it’s not, it’s a perfect time to purchase some expanded metal and bring your grill back to glory.
New Paint Job
Most of the time, applying a coat of paint to anything will make it look brand new. But as you look around what needs an update, you’ll probably see some of the metal around your home rusting or looking worn. These spots are most likely your gutters, gazebo/shed, or even some storm doors. Look into paints specialized specifically for metal and products like Fozz that are a great solution to rust removal while also being a primer for a new coat of paint.
Shine with a Backsplash
If you’re hosting a Memorial Day barbeque, you have to decide if it will be strictly outside, inside, or a mixture of both. If you’re opting to have some portion of the festivities inside, then the kitchen will most likely be the highest traffic area. That said, installing a new backsplash would add a world of difference while not being too much work. You could opt for tile or the increasingly popular stainless-steel sheet for your backsplash. If you opt for the stainless steel, it’s an easy install and will wow every guest that passes it by.
Make a Statement with Art
After you’ve cleaned your backyard, got rid of clutter, and mowed the lawn, you may still feel like something is missing. What could it be – a birdbath, a garden gnome? If that doesn’t sound appealing to you, maybe some steel art would do the trick. Especially for Memorial Day, with the 4th of July in the not too distant future, get ready for both holidays by getting some patriotic steel art or any steel art in general. You can hang it on a tree, a fence, or maybe even your bar area. Steel art never goes out of style!
With these 4 ideas to spruce up your home, you will be ready to host a grand Memorial Day barbeque. But remember, you don’t have to wait for a holiday to update your home, but it’s nice to have a reason to. Happy grilling!
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