It’s spring, which means you’re probably using these beautiful, warm weekends to give your home a good cleaning. While you’re at it, why not take on a little DIY home improvement project? Our team has some great ideas that are simple and cost-efficient:
Clean out the gutters
Now that spring is in full swing, you’ve probably collected a good amount of flower petals, leaves, tree branches, and other debris in your gutters. Make it a point to clean them out thoroughly – once the rain starts, they could clog and lead to leaks and other major problems.
With such a harsh winter, it’s likely that some of your flowers or foliage couldn’t handle the cold and died. Pull out anything that suffered and start anew – add more color, go for a different look, or go big with variety. The choice is yours.
Add outdoor lighting
Summer is approaching, which means more outdoor entertaining. Invest in some outdoor lighting to highlight your landscaping, home architecture, or provide a great area to hang out in after the sun goes down. You can find a wide variety of solar-powered lighting at any home improvement store to save on electricity.
Update your windows
At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we offer a wide variety of windows in many shapes, sizes and materials. If your windows are outdated, try something new and change the entire look of your home. And if you’re looking to save money and go green, try energy efficient windows.
Build a planter bench
If you’re looking for something more hands-on this spring, how about building a planter bench for your patio or near your garden? All you need is a good supply of wood and plants of your choice to create a beautiful, usable bench. For a good tutorial, click here.
Swap out blinds for shades
Give some of the windows in your home a makeover and swap out their blinds for shades. You’ll not only brighten up the room with some color and/or texture, you’ll let the perfect amount of natural light in.
Create an entrance
Nothing makes a first impression on visitors like your front door, so create an entrance with curb appeal. Install some decorative lighting, make a statement with big, full planters, or give your front door a fresh coat of paint. You can also make your own wreath out of things like twigs, fabric, or even clothespins.
Redo your kitchen cabinets
Give your kitchen a fresh spring start – with a new paint or stain color (paint being a little easier). You can also swap out your existing cabinet hardware for an entirely new look.