Great Ideas For Spring Renovations

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:54

You could make some changes to your home and increase its value this spring! If you're looking for some great ways to improve your home this spring, these are some great ideas:


Improve Your Yard


It's not just your house itself that you can improve, and there are many ways to increase the value of your home by improving your yard. In fact, your yard is the first thing that potential buyers will see when your house is being shown. If you're planning to improve your yard this spring, these are some great ways to do it:


1. Work On Gardening And Landscaping

Gardening and landscaping can make an excellent addition to just about any home, and there are many options to consider when it comes to adding plantings. If you want your garden to look great all year, you'll want to consider perennial flowers. However, annual flowers can be great if you're just looking for some summer decoration. However, keep in mind that gardening can be more expensive than you'd think if you buy whole plants. In fact, you could easily spend 500 to 1000 dollars getting whole annual plants each season, and this means that it can often be more cost effective to grow plants from seed.


2.Repave Your Driveway

The pavement on your driveway can get worn over time, and it's often necessary to redo it a few times. This will help to ensure that your yard has a well maintained look.


3.Consider Adding An Arbor

An arbor can greatly improve the appearance of your yard, and it's great to add vines that grow along your arbor. There are many types of arbors that you can choose from, and they go great with yards that feature a path.


Repaint Your Home


Ensuring that your home's exterior is in great condition will increase your home's value. Repainting the exterior can be important part of this since chipped paint sends a bad message to potential buyers. Here's what you need to know about repainting the exterior of your home:


1.Choose A Paint That's Suited To Your Climate

The climate that you live in affects the amount of moisture that will likely collect on the exterior of your home, and it will also affect the amount of sunlight that your home's exterior is likely to receive.


2.Consider What Material Your Home's Exterior Is Made Out Of

If the exterior of your home is made of wood, you'll need to choose a paint that is especially effective at keeping moisture out. Moisture can rot wood, and this can lead to infestations. Brick is much less susceptible to decay over time, but it still can be advisable to use a sealant on exterior brick walls to protect them against moisture.


3.Choose A Color That Goes Well With Your House

Not only should you consider the overall style of home that you have, but it's also important to consider the appearance of your yard when you're choosing a color. Furthermore, you may want to consider the color of neighboring houses, and having a significant color contrast between your house and neighbor's houses can make your home stand out if you're in a neighborhood with small yards.


4. Consider What Color To Paint Your Door

Many people choose to have the door a similar shade as the rest of the house, but there are many other options to consider. In fact, sometimes it can look good to have a significant color contrast between the outside door and the rest of the house.


If You Haven't Built A Deck, Build One


If you don't have a deck, build one, and it can make for a great place to socialize in addition to increasing the value of your home. If you're looking for more information on how to build your deck there are plenty of online guides which you can use. Here's what you need to know about building your new deck:


1. Consider Where You'll Put Your Deck

Many people prefer to have their deck on the back door or side door as opposed to the front door. In addition, if you're fairly handy, you'll be able to build the deck yourself!


2.Choose The Wood And Finish

There are many different types of wood that you can build a deck out of. Due to the fact that you may have a significant number of people on your deck during social gatherings, you might want to choose pressure treated wood for it.


In addition, there are many different finishes that you can choose from. In some cases, you may simply choose to use a sealant and have a natural looking wood deck. However, many people also paint their deck the same color as their house or a similar color.


Renovate The Stairs To Your Deck


If you have an outdoor deck, it's important to pay attention to the stairs that you have, and ensure that they stay in great shape. Here's what you need to know about renovating them:


1.Make Sure You Choose The Right Sealant

If you are not familiar with the brand of sealant that you're considering, read reviews of the company online. In addition, make sure that the sealant is right for the type of wood that you built your deck out of.


2.Consider Adding A Railing If You Don't Already Have One

Even if the steps to your deck are fairly short, it's a good idea to have a railing. However, make sure that the railing is as secure as possible which will increase long-term use and to prevent any injuries and accidents. If you notice wear or damage it’s essential to do repairs as quickly as possible. Procrastinating is never a great solution to any problems with home repairs or home improvements. You should also be using high quality stair parts which will decrease weathering and decrease constant repairs which will save you time and money in the long run.


Put An Addition On Your Home


Putting an addition on your home is a significant investment, but it can greatly improve the look of and value of your house if it's done right. There are many great options to choose from when it comes to putting an addition on your home. Here's what you need to know about it:


1. Consider How Large Of An Addition You Want To Build

Keep in mind that adding a large addition to your house can be quite costly, and it's possible to significantly increase the value of your home with a small one. If you're looking for a guide to come up with ideas for an addition there are plenty of resources online.


2. Hire The Right Construction Company

If you're planning to put an addition on your home, chances are you'll be hiring a construction company as opposed to doing it yourself. Therefore, you should compare prices between several companies in your area, and you should read plenty of online reviews. Also, look on the Better Business Bureau website to determine if the construction company is certified with the organization, and you can also read reviews on this site.


Build A Gazebo


As with decks, gazebos can make a great place to socialize outdoors. Here are some things to consider when you're building one in your yard:


1.Consider How Big Of A Gazebo You Want To Build

If you choose to build a large gazebo, it will be more costly, but you'll be able to have larger gatherings underneath it. Larger gazebos can also take a bit more time to build as well.


2.Determine What Color Gazebo You Want

There are many colors that you can choose from when you're building a gazebo, and it's essential to choose a look that goes great with your yard. In addition, you don't have to paint your gazebo, and many gazebos have a much more rustic look if they are left unpainted.


3.Pick A Style For It

There are many styles of gazebos that you can choose from. While many people choose a round or octagon shape, there are many other styles to consider. In addition, not all gazebos have a floor, and you can save a bit of money by building a dirt floor gazebo. If you're in the process of choosing what style of gazebo to build, doing proper research will be extremely helpful, especially if you find step-by-step instructions. This ensures your Gazebo will be done properly.

4.Gazebos Can Be Made Out Of A Variety Of Materials

It's not just wood that you can use to build one. In fact, gazebos can be made out of metal as well as other materials. However, metal gazebos can be vulnerable to rust. Therefore, you should always make sure that they are covered with a sealant to prevent them from rusting, and this will help to ensure that it lasts as long as possible.


5.Consider Whether Or Not The Gazebo Will Be Fully Enclosed

If your gazebo is fully enclosed, you'll be able to keep out bugs and other pests. This can make it a much better place to spend time during the summers, but it also adds to the cost. In addition, some gazebos are enclosed with glass windows, and this tends to give the gazebo more of an "indoor" feel to it.




These are just a few great ideas for renovations that you might want to do this spring. There are many other renovations that can make your home look great this summer!

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