Ideas to bring new life to your home
"From a thorough declutter to refreshing the look of your home, we got it all covered."
As the snow starts to melt, the ground warms, and nature comes back to life, we know that spring has arrived. And when seeing so much rejuvenation, it’s understandable to get the urge to renew something about your home. However, after passing through a long sedentary winter, you might have trouble knowing where to start with your renovation. As a result, we thought of some simple home improvement ideas that you can try out in your home this spring. From a thorough declutter to refreshing the look of your home, we got it all covered. So let us see how you can use these spring renovation ideas to freshen up your home this season. #springrenovationideas #homeimprovementideas
Letting light into your home
"Increase the amount of natural light in your home"
After months of long nights and limited sunlight, you and your home need extra light. As a result, one of the first things you should do is increase the amount of light in your home. Start by keeping the drapes and blinds open or perhaps taking them down till the summer. If there is too much light in a room, you can replace thick and dark curtains with lighter ones. Choose curtains made of light yet light-filtering fabrics, such as linen or cotton. That way, you can control how much light enters the room and balance it so that it doesn't become bothersome.
At the same time, if you don’t have enough windows in your home, now could be the perfect time to add more. Additional windows can not only let more natural light in but will also make your home look more beautiful. And if you ever think of selling your home in the future, those added windows could help you increase the value of your home.
"Installing more windows in your home will help you light it and refresh it more efficiently"
Let your home breathe
After ensuring that your home has enough natural light, you must also provide it with enough air. As a result, open the windows and refresh the air in each room. Even if the air is still chilly, ventilating the rooms will kick out the stale air and allergens that gathered over the winter. Also, leaving the windows open for one hour each day will make your home smell fresh and springy.
In addition to ventilating the rooms by opening the windows, you can also have the HVAC system checked. You probably used it throughout the winter, and you should ensure that it is in perfect running condition for the summer. Therefore, check all the air filters, clean them, or change them if needed. Also, if the unit is old, you could use this opportunity to change it and add a newer system. Smart thermostats, for example, are available in current HVAC systems and allow you to control the temperature in your home much better. New HVAC systems are also usually more energy efficient - helping to lower your power bill which will offset some of the costs for the new HVAC. In addition, you can access the system through an app on your smartphone. That way, you can heat or cool your home while still on the road on your way home.
Declutter and organize your home
"Create more space for the things you use"
Your home is getting enough air and light now, but it might miss space. In that case, you might have a problem with clutter. As a result, now is a great time to do some spring cleaning and get rid of all the unnecessary stuff you gathered. To begin with, go through your home and see what is causing clutter. Look in every corner, drawer, and closet and observe what items you haven't used in a while. Donate the clothes you don't wear, throw out outdated food and toiletries, and store items you rarely use. For instance, you can rent a storage unit and place your valuable and fragile items like glassware and seasonal ornaments there. But, you must ensure that your things arrive at the storage unit undamaged by carefully packaging them. Use plenty of cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, and packing paper to ensure the safety of sensitive pieces during transport and storage.
After you get all the unnecessary items out of the way, you can estimate how much space you have or additionally need. That is when you can use another one of the spring renovation ideas that can help you freshen up your home, which is adding more shelves. Place shelves on empty walls, above the furniture, and even in your closets if needed. That way, you will have more room for items that crowd your drawers, work desk, or cupboards, and you can keep everything organized.
"Shelves are a great way to organize your items."
Add a fresh coat of paint to your house
Repainting the walls inside and out is a great way to freshen up your home during a spring renovation. It can help you get rid of the stale feeling that your home can get throughout the winter, and you can also use color to make your home feel bigger. Paint your interior walls white, and they will reflect light, making the rooms seem more spacious. If you think that white is hard to keep clean, opt for lighter shades of gray and cream. You may also use orange, yellow, or red to make your rooms appear more joyous and warm if you want to go for a more daring style. In addition, you can use wallpaper to give texture to a room or give it a theme.
For the exterior, you can choose to paint the house gray, a warm blue, or a natural shade of green. Pastel colors are also a good choice, with butter yellow, peach orange, or lavender being among the favorites. However, be cautious while selecting a paint color for the house. It should be in harmony with the colors of other homes in your area and with the environment.
Update your outdoor space
Now that the weather has started warming up, you might want to spend more time outdoors. Therefore, it's time to update your outdoor space and prepare it for family gatherings. First, clean your deck and porch, make necessary repairs, add a waterproof treatment, and repaint the woodwork. Then, clean the yard of debris, cut outgrown branches, and mow the lawn. If you have a garden, pluck out the weeds, remove the mulch, and rake the soil. You can also set up new planters and garden beds and create a composting area.
"Create a place where you and your family can enjoy relaxing sunny days outside"
Around the house, you can clean the driveway, paths, pool, and gutters. If you have a fence, repair any damage done by water or snow, treat it and repaint it. When you finish cleaning and preparing the outdoor spaces, you can add some furniture to the deck or make an outdoor kitchen, patio, or gazebo. There, you and your family will be able to enjoy many sunny days outside, making barbecues or having picnics.
"Building an outdoor space where you can spend time with your friends and family can be a good addition this spring."
Create a new home this spring
If you want to freshen up your home, you can always use some of the spring renovation ideas we suggested. They are simple to implement and can make your house feel and look brand new. In addition, your home will become a springtime haven where you and your guests will love spending time.
Alissia Brown is a design enthusiast and an NYC Mini Storage consultant. She specializes in home remodeling projects and storage unit advice. Project management, customer service, communications, and event planning are among some of her talents. Alissia spends her free time cooking, traveling, and writing on her blog.
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