Spring is quickly approaching, encouraging us to begin thinking about home improvement projects to spruce up the house after a long, cold winter. Spring home improvement doesn’t have to break the bank. There are many simple hacks to freshen up your home as new life blooms again!
Repaint the House
If you own a home that requires exterior paint, spring time may be the perfect time to repaint! Harsh winter conditions can leave your home looking faded and weary. Repaint exterior shutters and siding the same color or consider a fun, new color if you are looking to liven things up!
Evaluate the Condition of Your Roof
Winter can be damaging to the hardest hit area, the roof. Be sure to take time to evaluate if any shingles have come loose or any other damage has occurred. Have any damaged areas repaired as to avoid water leaks, creating additional damage during Spring rains.
Prepare Your Yard for Summer
After winters freezing temperatures, snow, and ice, your yard deserves some TLC. Give your yard a springtime boost with mulch, aeration, and a healthy dose of fertilizer.
Freshen Up the Deck
Never underestimate the power of a good cleaning. Pamper your deck with the deep cleaning power of a pressure washer. After cleaning, try adding a new layer of stain to make it look brand new! If you deck has seen its better days, it may be time to replace or expand it. If your property lacks a deck, consider adding a deck or patio to extend the square footage of your home, functioning as a wonderful area to entertain and spend quality time with the family.
Take Time to Trim
Freshen up the exterior of your home by improving your landscaping. Nothing is more of an eyesore than overgrown plants and shrubs. Be sure to neatly trim each bush to add curb appeal to your home. If you don’t have landscaping or yours desperately needs replaced, try adding new trees or shrubs to your yard.
Get Prepared for Summer
Service your summer lawn essentials ahead of time to ensure a smooth transition into the warmer months. It is helpful to keep all tools together in a unified location such as lawnmower, leaf blower, rakes, and other tools.
Check for Leaks Inspect your entire home for cracking that could lead to extensive damage to the interior of your home. Winter conditions often lead to pieces of siding blowing off or sustaining damage. Be sure to replace any damaged areas to avoid rotting of the wood behind the siding. Additionally, inspect windows for any new leaks and replace according.