If your home could use some freshening up, spring is the perfect time to get started on projects around the house. Updates will make your space more attractive and add value to your property. Check out these spring home improvement projects to help make a more comfortable home all year long.
Spring Home Improvement Projects for Anyone
Homeowners can tackle major renovations, while those who rent can find ideas to refresh their space without making major investments or alterations. Even if you have a small home with no backyard, you can get creative with improvements this year. The following spring home improvement projects are for everyone.
Solar-Power Options for Your Home
Take a good look at your property and research how much money you can save by using solar panels. If you don’t want to install these energy-saving additions or if you are renting a home, you can still benefit from solar power. Add solar-powered outdoor lights to the yard or patio. Solar pathway markers light the way to your home. Relax in the yard or on the porch knowing that you’re illuminating your space without raising your utility bill.
Start a Garden in Raised Beds or Containers
Building a raised garden bed only requires a few pieces of wood, basic tools, and gardening materials. These planters can be used throughout the year to plant flowers or seasonal vegetables.
If space is limited, make a container garden on the porch or patio. Look for your favorite kinds of flowers, vegetables, or low-maintenance plants. Succulents are great options for containers and require very little water and maintenance.
Decluttering is a Great Spring Home Improvement Project
Decluttering has a positive effect on mood and helps you with time-management (less stuff means less cleaning time). For this project, tackle one room at a time and use things you already have on hand for storage.
Instead of buying new storage bins and baskets, try to limit your belongings to whatever can fit neatly on your existing shelves. Donate clothes, craft supplies, building materials, furniture, and other items you don’t need.
Deep Clean Your Flooring
As the weather warms, homeowners often get started on spring cleaning projects. Frequent vacuuming is a great way to reduce dirt and dust from the carpet. However, you should also be deep cleaning your flooring at least a couple of times every year.
If you have a family member who suffers from allergies, make deep cleaning carpets and washing rugs a priority. There are industrial carpet cleaners you can rent to make the job easier. Purchase shampoo to use on carpets and rugs. For hardwoods, vinyl, or linoleum, use a high-quality mop paired with a good floor cleaner or even better, a steam mop. Cleaner floors will improve indoor air quality and help freshen up your home for family and guests.