10 Ways to Spruce Up Your Home This Spring
As the trees begin to bloom and the last little bit of snow melts off the front stoop, two things become clear: spring has finally shown its face...and so has a long list of home repairs.
Whether it's replacing a rotting wood railing or embarking on that landscaping you've been wanting to do, spring is absolutely one of the best times to test your hand at some house projects. When it comes to home improvement projects timing is everything! You don't want to be digging garden trenches in frozen ground after all...
Ready to get started? Here are 25 home improvement projects that are perfectly suited for this gorgeous spring weather.
1. Plant new blooms out front
Nothing signals spring quite like flowers in flower pots! And at time when much of the Front Range is still tool cool to plant the yard, above ground pots will do the trick. Many varieties will still tolerate frost or a light snowfall even. Just make sure you have protective covers handy.
2. Give your gutters a once over
Cleaning out the gutters may not be the most glamorous of house projects, but unclogging them is super important! Gutters really take a beating during the winter months (especially out west) and need to be regularly cleared to avoid unexpected water damage elsewhere.
3. Slap on a fresh coat of paint
Feeling like your place needs a little update? Why not start with a fresh coat of paint! Painting a new accent wall (or the front door!) is a wonderful way to spruce things up. Cheap, too!
4. Install more insulation
Hey, we keep mentioning it for a reason! Your house's first line of defense against the elements, attic insulation keeps your home warm in winter and cool in summer. Not sure if your place needs more insulation than it already has? Our efficiency consultants can perform an energy audit to find out.
5. Slap on a fresh coat of paint
Feeling like your place needs a little update? Why not start with a fresh coat of paint! Painting a new accent wall (or, hey, take on the whole room if you'd like!) is a wonderful way to spruce things up. Cheap, too!
6. Prune the trees on your property
Cutting limbs that were damaged during those big winter storms is not only smart, it's likely to save you money down the line! Thinning out old branches will bring more natural light into your house, cutting down how much electricity you need to keep the place lit.
7. Power wash the deck
Nothing says summer like entertaining on the back porch! Get ahead of party season by power washing the deck in time for that delicious warm weather. Bonus points if you re-stain it too!
8. Update old lighting fixtures
It's amazing how even a simple swap like this can transform a room! A playful light fixture where there used to be something dated, or something brighter and fuller where the place felt dim, can make all the difference.
9. Tune up your cooling system
A well-maintained cooling system uses less energy, costs less to use and is unlikely to break down on you. Before hot summer weather hits, contact your local HVAC contractor for a professional inspection. You'll be so glad you did.
10. Hire a carpet cleaner
Vacuuming is a weekly job in every home, but sometimes those carpets just need a little extra help. Once a year, hire a quality cleaning company to get rid of dust, dirt and other debris that has built up in your carpets. You'll be so glad you did!