With the arrival of spring, you’re likely itching to get active and make some updates inside and outside your home. Get rid of your cabin fever and take on some home renovations. The following six ideas are some of the most common projects in the spring. Some can be performed on your own, while others require a trained professional to tackle.
Siding: Throughout the winter months, the sides of your home were taking a beating from the weather outside. Hire an expert to inspect your siding, and think about replacing it all together if it’s worn. This is not a project you can do on your own, and can be rather expensive.
Update or Replace Gutters: Years of snow, rain, hail, and wind can leave your gutters damaged and grimy. Rain water can erode soil around your home’s foundation, drip dirt down the side of your house, and flood into your basement. Installing a modern gutter can reduce maintenance time and costs. Consider hiring a professional to replace your gutters that will also keep debris from clogging your system.
Add an Enclosed Porch or Sun Room: An enclosed porch addition is a perfect way to relax and enjoy the weather during all four seasons. Even if you don’t live somewhere with a tropical climate, a sunroom can add value to your home and provides a place to hang out. Try adding energy efficient windows that are spectacular to look at and incorporate the sun’s rays.
Air Conditioner Inspection: With summer now on the horizon, it’s important to make sure your air conditioning unit is ready for the warm temperatures. Have a professional come inspect your unit before it starts working overtime. There are many maintenance issues with air conditioners that can’t be seen by the naked eye, so it’s a good idea to have an expert take a look. In addition to cooling your house during the summer, air conditions dehumidify your home and prevents mold from growing in the walls. Keep your air conditioner well maintained to provide a comfortable and safe environment for your family.
Roof Repair: Heavy snowfall during the winter months can damage your roof. Moisture can slip in between the creases, which will make your shingles peel and possibly disintegrate. Make sure you have your roof inspected and repaired by a trained professional. If your roof is in prime condition, consider adding a skylight in your living room or kitchen.
Kitchen Cabinets: One of the most popular spring home improvements this year is updating your kitchen cabinets. Try replacing your knobs or removing the doors to create an open, clean look. Bold colors are trending when it comes to kitchen cabinets, so think about painting over your old, dreary cabinets with something new and fresh. This also gives you the perfect opportunity to reorganize your cabinets and remove anything you don’t use, as well as clean places that haven’t been touched for a while.