Spring is the perfect time to clean, but sometimes your home may need a little more than just a little scrubbing and clearing out. If you feel like your home needs a bigger freshening up, a home improvement project might be fine. But where exactly do you start? Here are just a few spring projects that can give your property a fresh new look.
Banish the bare walls
Now that spring is almost here, it’s time to make your home a little more colorful (or at least a little less boring). Although the average American moves about 12 times in their lifetime, your home won’t feel very inhabited if you have bare walls without a lot of character. Give your home your own personal stamp this spring by finally hanging framed murals or floating shelves. And when you’re tired of the white walls, take this opportunity and grab some paint or even a temporary wallpaper to breathe life into the room. A small project like this can make a huge difference in how you feel in your space.
Clean or replace your gutters
Fall and winter can put a heavy strain on the exterior of your home. Although many roofs can last up to 30 years, leaves, snow, and dirt can all increase the likelihood of damage. When spring comes, it’s a good idea to look at the gutters of your home to see what needs to be done. In some cases, a thorough clean can make them like new. But if they have really been hit and are near the end of their lifespan, consider getting them replaced to avoid water damage and other problems. Given how rainy and wet spring can be, you might want to do this sooner rather than later!
Make your porch or deck an oasis
Having an outdoor spot is a huge asset, especially during a pandemic. Not only can it add value to your home, but it can also provide you with much-needed solitude. Although between 40% and 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce, having a place to relax alone for a while can allow you to maintain a healthy relationship and prioritize your needs. If you have a porch or deck that is not being fully used, take this opportunity to redesign it! Add some furniture and pillows, mood lighting, plants, and fun details to add color, privacy, and tranquility to the room – maybe even a pergola like the yardistry model pictured above! Whether alone, as a couple or with a few friends, when the weather is nice you can get even more out of your home.
After spending so much time at home over the past year, you may be quite eager to get out of the house. But these property improvement projects can help you see your home with new eyes – to the point where you may not want to leave! And if you do decide to sell in the near future, these small changes can add tremendous value.