As spring rolls around, many homeowners have an itch to liven up their home! When the snow melts and people get the first glimpse of their yard, they may want to make a few adjustments to their house’s interior and exterior.
Some jobs need to wait till the temperature begins to rise. Some are simply maintenance that perhaps your home has always required. Others may be spring home improvement projects that are more involved.
Either way, you’ll be glad you took the time and money to go through with a few spring projects that can enhance both the beauty and the value of your home.
Although this is not the most glamorous project to work on this spring, it is essential. When it comes to your home, the foundation and then the roof is the big one-two punch. Once these two things are in great shape, you can work on the rest of your home worry-free.
If your basement is unfinished, it is crucial to take the time to walk around your basement and check for any leaks or cracking cement. If anything looks amiss, talk to your realtor about a referral for a local foundation company.
This is equally important for your roof. You may not want to get up on your roof yourself. If so, either have a professional roofer help or grab binoculars and walk around your house looking for shingles that might have moved throughout the winter. It is vital to keep up with routine checks to prevent any major repairs in the future.
Some other important preventative maintenance projects that are great to work on during the spring are caulking around windows and doors, sealing the cracks in your driveway, and deep cleaning your windows. While not exciting, it is essential to keep up to date on these tasks to maintain a good home value.
Redoing Your Patio or Deck
As the weather warms up and the sun comes out, you’re almost certainly going to want to spend way more time outside. And a nice deck can transform your outdoor space, providing the perfect spot to watch your kids and pets play in the yard while you sling burgers for your friends.
If your deck is looking a little worse from wear or tear, one easy improvement is to stain it—either change the color or just accentuate the wood grain. Staining is also suitable for your deck.
Decks built with Azek or Trex may not need anything more than a simple power wash, but wood decks need restaining more often than you think.
How ambitious are you? If you don’t already have a deck to lounge on, building one may be a great spring home improvement project, too. While it may sometimes be pricey, a new deck will net you a 69% return on investment when you decide to sell.
Landscaping may mean getting your hands dirty or getting some grass stains on your favorite pair of jeans, but it’s definitely worth the work and money in the long run.
Focus on trimming those bushes, edging those beds, and putting your season flowers in the appropriate spot. Also, a fun and simple trick to make your outdoor areas look great are simply buying a few bags of mulch and spreading it out.
Landscaping seasonally is usually a quick and easy project done in as little as a day. But if you would prefer, calling a local landscaper or tree expert can give you that professional touch or vision you may be lacking.
Beautiful landscaping pays for itself in “curb appeal” when you sell your home in the future.
Declutter and Organize
Spring is a wonderful time to start fresh. Everyone has those one or two rooms or spaces where they throw all of their junk, now is the time to clean them out. Clean out those stuffed closets and drawers, and maybe donate to charity anything you haven’t used in the past 12 months.
Any time you remove items from a space, you automatically make that space feel larger. A bonus is that when the time comes to sell your house, having open and decluttered rooms devoid of “junk” can be the push your home needs to succeed in the market.
But whether you are looking to sell or just simply make your home look more beautiful, having a spring declutter is a great way to get started. Also, once you tackle an organization project, you will feel great about the results. This is one spring home improvement project that will reduce your stress throughout the rest of the year.
Keep Your Paint Jobs Up to Date
Once you look outside and realize the winter grays have given way to reds, greens, and blues, it probably leaves you itching for a pop of color indoors.
Paint jobs can provide a significant aesthetic impact for a relatively low cost—especially if you do the work yourself. Simply walking around your house and seeing if anything needs to be painted over or changed can be a great way to keep your home fresh and lively for spring.
Through all of these projects, you can get your home ready for spring. If you are looking to list or sell your house in the Park City area, consider using Jensen and Company for all of your real estate needs. Based in the area, we are here to help make your new transition as smooth and as worry-free as possible.