April showers bring May flowers. And spring home improvement projects bring bigger summer fun.
7 Spring Home Improvement Projects for Beginners
Ready for some spring home improvement projects that won’t break the bank? Here are a few ideas to give your home a makeover.
1. Spring Landscaping
Nothing says spring like new growth. Make a great first impression and improve your landscaping. While this might sound like a daunting task, it’s a relatively easy spring home project, even for new homeowners.
A few simple steps can have a dramatic effect on your home’s overall look:
- Remove weeds from grass and flower beds
- Fertilize and water your lawn
- Add wood chips to freshen up your flower beds
- Mow grass and edge along driveways and sidewalks
- Add a touch of color with low-maintenance flowers or shrubs
Want a few more easy landscaping ideas? Check out this blog!
2. Re-stain and Repaint
Upgrading your home’s look doesn’t have to cost a fortune. A fresh coat of paint, either inside or outside, can do wonders for your home’s overall look. Have wood trim or a wood deck? A little sanding and re-staining can make those surfaces look good as new. Don’t forget to add a sealant to protect against sunshine and weather.
3. Patio Improvements
With summer finally in your sights, it might be time to spruce up that outdoor space. Patio upgrades can range from simple home improvement projects for beginners to more complex projects requiring a contractor. If you want to stick with the DIY fixes, there are a few easy ways to brighten up your outdoor area:
- Add a new rug with bright colors to add interest.
- Incorporate plants for an organic feel.
- Invest in upgraded seating to make the space more inviting.
- Add a few toss pillows for comfort.
- Add umbrellas to protect against rain and sun or dividers to make your space more private.
4. Power Wash
Not all spring home projects require hard work. One of the simplest ways to make your space sparkle is to pressure wash outdoor surfaces. Using a pressure washer is easy and strangely satisfying.
You can power wash just about anything outdoors. Get the grime off your driveway. Remove dirt and stains from brick and siding. Make your fence look brand-new. You don’t even need to purchase a pressure washer; most home improvement stores rent them for a minimal fee. Just be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions. Using too much pressure can damage surfaces.
5. Re-caulk Windows and Doors
Now that the weather is heating up, it’s time to think about keeping your home cool. With energy costs rising in many areas, simple home improvement projects can add up to significant savings.
Check the caulking around your windows and doors and ensure your home is adequately sealed. Adding new caulking can reduce energy loss, saving you money all year long.
Want to try some handy DIY projects to make your home a show-stopper? Check out these suggestions.
6. Declutter Your Space
Many homeowners collect a myriad of “stuff” over the years: children’s school drawings, small (and rarely used) kitchen gadgets, piles of books, clothing items, supplies for projects you meant to do five years ago, and dog toys (or is that just me?).
Decluttering can be a great way to make space both in the house and in your mind. Even clearing out a few items at a time can make your home feel more open and can make you feel less stressed. You can make it a family project by rounding up gently used items and donating them to a local charity.
7. Tackle Easy Home Improvement Projects that Increase Your Home’s Value
Finally, there are plenty of spring home projects that won’t just make your house look better – they will actually increase your home’s value. Simple fixes like replacing outdated light fixtures, deep cleaning the carpets, and updating the kitchen backsplash can have a big impact.
Want to know which projects you should prioritize? These spring home projects are easy, inexpensive, and can increase your home’s value.
What spring home improvement projects are on your list? Tell us about them in the comments!