Home Improvement Projects for Springtime
As the chill of winter is replaced with pleasant springtime weather, you might find yourself feeling motivated to start the process of spring cleaning. When the sun starts shining and the days get longer, it feels natural to start on the work of maintaining and improving your home. Here are a few of the top home improvement projects that are easy to handle during the mild spring months.
Start a Garden
Are you looking for a way to spruce up your backyard, as well as lower your grocery bill? If so, consider making a space for a garden in your backyard. It doesn’t have to be fancy, and you can start as small as you’d like. Many first-time garden enthusiasts start by planting just a couple of easy to care for crops like peppers or green beans. If you’re feeling extra motivated to beautify your backyard, follow DIY tips for building a stone wall or picket fence around your garden.
Clean Out the Closets
As spring approaches, you might find that you have too many winter clothes crowding your closet. To cut down on clutter, start going through each closet in the home and keep only the clothes that you truly need. This can be a big task for just one person, so enlist the help of the entire family. Each person in the home is almost certain to be able to donate or sell at least a few items from the closet to get rid of the excess and make room for new additions.
Paint the House
After years of exposure to the elements, the exterior of your home is likely to show signs of wear and tear. Chipped, faded paint on the outside of the house can diminish its appearance and even reduce the value of the home if you’re hoping to sell anytime soon. If your home could use a new paint job, hire a team of professionals to handle the painting services. After a beautifully applied new coat of paint, your home will look cheery and inviting again.
Stain the Deck
Just like the exterior of the home, the deck in the backyard is likely to sustain weather damage over the course of a few years. If your deck is looking too dingy and run down, invest in a staining service. Most painting companies are able to stain and gloss your deck as well handle exterior and interior home painting.
Deep Clean the Carpet
If you have carpet flooring, it can be difficult to stay on top of its proper care and maintenance. While vacuuming a few times a month can keep dirt accumulation at bay, it’s also important to give the carpet a deep cleaning at least once per year. If you’re wary about using traditional chemical cleaners around your pets or children, spend some time researching DIY recipes for natural carpet cleaning.
White vinegar is an excellent carpet cleaner, but its smell is strong and permeating. To add a pleasant scent to your homemade carpet solution, try adding a few drops of essential oil like lavender or eucalyptus.
What projects do you have in the works for this spring? Let me know in the comments!