After being cooped up indoors for the duration of winter, we finally say hello to the wonderful season of spring. But then, we are still in the middle of a health crisis. This means we are better off sheltering at home than go on a spring break. Homeowners are now focusing on other ways to keep their families engaged. One thing they are now investing in is a spring home improvement project.
Aside from spring cleaning and home maintenance, you can invest in the following upgrades that simply make sense during this season.
Upgrade Your Outdoor Home Living Space
Birds are chirping, the weather is a bit warmer, and days are now longer. This is basically nature is inviting us to spend more time outdoors. This means one of the best upgrades you can invest in is updating your outdoor living space.
For one, fire pits are great outdoor additions if you haven’t got one yet. Since the weather is still a bit chilly, the whole family can gather around the fire pit, share stories, drink hot milk chocolate, and toast marshmallows. Invest in comfortable outdoor furniture and you can bond as a family without leaving your backyard.
If your deck or patio is basically begging for a makeover, now is the best time to do it. With the snow gone, you can dress it up with outdoor lighting, potted plants, outdoor furnishings, and cozy throw pillows and blankets. Here, your family can have a nice outdoor retreat and have the chance to enjoy nature until it gets cold again.
It is also the best season to start taking care of your lawn again. But instead of simply going with your regular lawn care and maintenance, consider stepping up your game. Design a new landscape, plan an interactive garden, or start a vegetable garden with the family.
Invest in Energy-efficient Upgrades
With winter gone, you can now focus on updating your appliances with more energy-efficient ones. This is especially true if you have been delaying appliance upgrades for years now. Appliances lose their efficiency over time which is why it is worth investing in new, more energy-efficient ones.
Aside from your appliances, think about your doors and windows. When it is time to replace your old doors or windows, choose energy-efficient solutions. Doors and windows that are not properly insulated can only add to your energy bill.
If applicable, choose larger windows. The bigger your windows are, the more natural light you can welcome in your home. This allows you to save money on lighting and you can better appreciate your beautiful outdoor view.
If your roof now requires a replacement, you can go for cool roofs. This type of roofing has a highly reflective surface and sheet coverings. When these helps reflect sunlight, it reduces thermal radiation and increases your energy savings.
Welcome Spring Inside Your Home
Spring is the best time to update your interiors. What better way to do this than with spring decor ideas? Just make sure you do this after you go spring cleaning your home.
You can start by putting colorful flowers in vases and placing these in your rooms. If you want a more eco-friendly option, buy real potted flowers and cute pots. If you are not allergic to pollen, these will surely freshen up your indoors.
Trade your old dirty rug with a bohemian accent rug. This style has all the fun colors, textures, and patterns that are spring-appropriate. Choose one that can fit in your interior and add a pop of color into your home.
Want an Instagram-worthy background? Go for floral-patterned peel-and-stick wallpapers. You can easily remove this once you’re done with them and your landlord won’t have any idea you altered their walls.
For small spaces, strategically add mirrors and open up the space. Mirrors can invite more natural light in and make the room larger than it really is. You can even buy a cheap mirror, and spice it up by turning it into your spring DIY project.
Don’t mind adding some bold yellows into your interior? Then go for yellow curtains, decorative pieces, and yellow accents. These will surely brighten any room and put a smile on your face.
Bring nature into your kitchen by starting an indoor herb garden. There are lots of herbs you can grow indoors no matter the month or season. This can be the start of your gardening journey and put your green thumb to great use.
These are but some of the best spring home upgrades you can invest in this season. Update your outdoor living space to give the family more reasons to spend time outside. Go for energy-efficient upgrades and enjoy bigger savings. Welcoming spring inside your home can surely improve your family’s mood. Know that sometimes, all it takes is a little bit of spring home makeover to make the season something everyone would look forward to.