With spring slowly rolling in, it’s time to wave winter goodbye and give our home a worthy makeover. Now is the time to move your body and do everything that you were planning to do during the cold months, but kept postponing to a sunnier time.
A spring home renovation can improve the quality of your life and increase the value of your home. Depending on your needs and resources, you can indulge in minor or major projects that will help you secure a new look and increase the functionality of your home.
Whatever you choose, you need to know where to start. Here are some of the best ideas for your next spring home improvement project that are definitely worth the investment!
1. Exterior Timber Cladding
If you’re after a brand new look for your home and improving its functioning at the same time, replacing the exterior finish of the house with timber cladding is the solution.
Timber cladding is an eco-friendly method of installing pieces of timber over the exterior walls. The technique is fast and cost-efficient. It also comes with a package of various benefits.
The advantages of such a makeover include:
- Decorating your home with a natural, renewable material that is warm and comforting.
- Exceptional sound and thermal insulation.
- An entirely fresh look.
- High durability of the material – secure your home for years to come.
- High versatility – adapt the look to your preferences.
2. Introduce Bright and Upbeat Colours
Spring is the sprightliest time of the year when all life flourishes. To make the most of this cheerful season, consider repainting your home with fresh, bright colours that will bring in positive vibes.
Painting is cheap, fun, and you can do it yourself. That being said, hesitate no longer and pick up the brush with confidence. Red, orange, blue, pink, yellow, and green colour variations make an excellent start!
Colours are everywhere
Besides painting, there are other ways to introduce fresh colours to your home. Curtains, pillow cases, bedding, chair and table covers, and even your clothes can be quickly replaced to match the seasonal colour requirements.
3. Install a Porch
Speaking of spring renovation projects worth the investment, anything that will allow us to spend more time in the much-needed sunlight is worth mentioning. Installing a porch is one such effective way to improve the quality of your daily life.
Building a deck or a porch in your front yard or backyard not only increases the value of your property, but also serves as the perfect spot for outdoor relaxation. Whether you just want to sit and chill outside or invite your friends and family over for lunch, the porch is an ideal place to spend warm days in.
Since the weather is unpredictable, consider investing in an orangery with bi-folding doors that you can fully open or close at any time.
4. Give Your Kitchen a Makeover
For anyone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen, this is a must-try project. Of course, most of us can’t afford to replace the cabinets yearly. Fortunately, there are many other ways to give your kitchen a brand new look!
Consider enhancing your kitchen by:
- Replacing cabinet knobs
- Decorating the cabinets and walls with moulding
- Painting the cabinets
- Replacing the curtains, chair covers, and table covers
Small tweaks such as these will allow you to create a fresh look with a minimal investment. They will also prolong the time before a total makeover of your kitchen is required.
5. Repurpose Unused Spaces
During winter, we often limit our presence to the few essential rooms that we can’t do without. As a sign of new growth, spring is the perfect time to make the most of unused or abandoned rooms and expand your territory.
Can you think of a space in your home that has no other purpose than to hold clutter? Perfect!
To start off with this project, clean up the unused rooms and get rid of the mess inside. Next, look into your needs and find out where they lie. What do you want the unused room to become?
Here are some ideas that might kick start your motivation and showcase what you can do with the extra space.
- Mini library and reading area
- Hangout or activity room
- Resting area
- Tea & coffee room
From improved comfort to increased property value, there are many reasons why you should give your house a makeover this spring. If you’re unsure about how to get started, consider repainting your home with bright colours. You can also refurbish your kitchen and repurpose unused rooms to make the most out of the place you live in. If you are interested in projects of a larger scale, however, timber cladding exteriors and a backyard porch both make worthy long-term investments.
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