5 Tips for Renovating Your Home in the Spring
Posted on: 2020-03-15
As the warmer temperatures rejuvenate the great outdoors, you can take advantage of the spring weather by rejuvenating your home as well. After being cooped up for the winter, the freshness of spring can be a great motivator for completing renovations around your house.
While you may feel inclined to tackle many projects at once, consider these 4 tips for renovating your home in the spring:
1. Not All Renos Have to be Pretty
When most people think of renovations, they often imagine upgrading or changing the aesthetic of their home. However, not all renos have to make your house look prettier. In fact, after a long winter, you may want to consider looking at your home’s structure.
Before considering any renovations to improve the visual appeal of your home, take a look at the electrical and plumbing systems of your house along with the roof and foundation.
The structural integrity of your home can be especially affected by the harsh winter months. Roofs, in particular, can be damaged by the high winds brought by storms and the trapped moisture of snow. Foundations can also be affected by moisture and shifting temperatures.
Check for missing roof tiles or new cracks in your foundation. You will definitely want to address these issues before considering other renovations to your home.
2. Book a Contractor in Advance
Spring is a busy time for homeowners and renovations, so it’s best to book your contractor as soon as possible.
Time is needed for contractors to provide a quote, plan the renovation and price and purchase materials. If any permits are required to do the work, they need to be applied for and approved.
For larger projects, it could take 2 to 3 weeks to simply get an estimate. It is probably best to contact a contractor about 6 to 8 weeks before you wish the renovation to be carried out.
3. Upgrade the Exterior of Your Home
Spring is a great time to begin upgrading the exterior of your home, especially if there has been any wear and tear caused by winter to your deck. Consider rebuilding or refinishing your deck and steps.
You can also look at working on your landscaping during this time of year. You can begin to plan your garden and even sow seeds such as pansies and trilliums.
Even if the weather is wet and the snow is melting, you can get started on your exterior upgrades and renovations.
4. Install Some Custom Storage
The warmer weather and melting snow causes a sort of Spring Cleaning Fever in most homeowners. There’s something about finally being able to throw the windows open and let in some fresh air that puts people in the mood for cleaning.
If you are looking at completing some renovations around your home, you may want to consider adding some custom storage by creating shelving space between the studs of your walls or installing shelving.
When adding custom storage, think about ways to make storing and organizing the items in your home easier and quicker.
5. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
Nothing makes your home feel fresh like a new coat of paint. Consider adding a pop of color to an accent wall or a bright color to your bathroom.
Before you crack open that can of paint, be sure to check your walls for cracks, holes or stains. You’ll want to patch these up and give the surface a light sanding before priming and painting.
Get Ready for a Spring Renovation!
Parabola Development offers high-quality services at an affordable price. If you’re ready to start planning your spring renovation, don’t hesitate to contact us today!