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5 Home Renovations to Do This Spring

With spring on the way, homeowners are turning their attention to their properties. The weather is getting warmer, making it the perfect time to get started on some home improvement projects. But which? Let’s take a look!

Stain Your Deck

While manufacturers now use synthetics and composites, decking can still warp and twist during the winter months. Water gets into tiny fractures in the surface, freezes, expands, and then forces open cracks. Once these open enough, plants and fungi move in, causing even more damage. Over time, the deck loses its integrity.

Staining your deck, however, helps to prevent this process. The stain creates a barrier that stops water and organics from penetrating and damaging the material below, protecting your investment.

Build A Fire Pit

Do you want to have guests spend more time in your garden this year? If so, now might be the perfect time to build a fire pit – a great addition that adds coziness to outdoor spaces.

Building a fire pit can be a fun DIY project. You just need a space in your yard to place concrete or curved blocks. You then build up the pit piece by piece and place various seating options around the edge.

Relandscape Your Garden

When it comes to relandscaping your garden, spring is a great time to try something new. The ground is soft enough to dig (and not frozen solid, as in the winter). And any bulbs you plant now will come through and flower in the summer.

When it comes to landscaping your garden, you need a detailed plan. Start by sketching out where you’d like everything to go, and then get on with making it a reality. Leave plenty of room for lawns, raised beds, patio, and deck areas, plus paved walkways so you can get around. Don’t forget to include a centerpiece, such as a fire pit, to bring the whole garden together.

Install A New Address Display

If your old address display is starting to look a little tired, spring is a great time to swap it out for a new one. Giving your doorway a fresh look will totally change how your home appears and boost its curb appeal.

If you live in an HOA, swapping out your old address placard for a new one can help you personalize your unit. But make sure that you have the property owner’s permission first before making any changes.

Repaint Your Kitchen Cabinets

Repainting tired-looking cabinets is a great way to boost your property’s appeal. You can go with the traditional white for that classic charm. Or you could opt for something more colorful, such as two-tone cabinets, for a modern look.

If there is structural damage to your kitchen cabinets (or the design is hopelessly dated), you may need to replace them outright. Today, many homeowners like to buy custom, bespoke cabinets cut to the precise shape of their interiors. This way, they can maximize the flow of their rooms.

Spring is a great time to get out and enjoy your property. Start with these projects and increase your enjoyment of your home.