The warmer days are arriving and they bring the pleasure of the outdoor life, enjoying the garden or entertaining around a barbecue with friends and relatives. Springtime is also the season in which most of us to do the traditional spring cleaning. This year, though, we have a proposition for you. What would you think about leaving the cleaning aside to make an even bigger change in your home?
We aren't saying you shouldn't clean up but perhaps some minor remodeling jobs here and there are what you need to get the perfect spring and summer! Interested? Here are some project ideas for you to tackle this spring.
Boost the curb appeal of your house with new sidings or a paint job
Replace the withered wood sidings with new vinyl ones is an instant upgrade of your house’s curb appeal. You can ask your installer about the insulated option that will improve the performance of your air conditioning system, saving energy and providing more comfort inside.
Or what about an exterior paint job? Cold weather can crack and fade wall paint that can be renewed easily. Check our online deals and book it right away.
Add a deck or upgrade your existing patio
Do you love to spend time outside but miss a space to chill after work or entertain? If so, a new deck is what you need. (It’s also a hot design trend). This inexpensive addition can connect with your living room through large doors to make a huge entertainment area on warm days.
Another low cost upgrade is adding a patio cover. This will help to reduce the heavy sunlight making the area more comfortable all day round, and make it usable even in rainy days.
Build a concrete driveway and improve your garden water design
We’ve already covered the water design issue, but you can take care of the landscape and the hardscape, and tackle all the outdoor remodeling together at the beginning of Spring.
Adding driveways and paths helps to reduce the water-consuming grass square footage of your lawn and make the exteriors more well kept and neat.
Keeping this in good shape will make maintenance a lot easier when the cold days return and you don’t want to spend that much time tending the garden.
Upgrade to energy efficient windows and doors
Now that you don’t need all the windows shut to keep the cold outside is a good time to replace them with their energy efficient version. There are loads of models to fit every house design with the best performance in insulation.
If your frames are ok, as your contractor if you can just retrofit o reglaze them with the Low-e glass suitable for your home climate. Don’t be shy with this upgrade -even if it looks costly- because you can apply for an incentive, get tax rebates and save on your energy bill all year round.
Install an outdoor kitchen with green energy appliances
If you are ready to go the extra mile with spring remodeling you cannot forget adding an extra outdoor kitchen.
This high profile addition will give you the chance to cook and barbecue without the bother of smells and grease inside and can be perfectly integrated with both your indoor kitchen and your patio or deck outside. You can equip your new kitchen with a highly efficient pellet grill and a wood fire oven to avoid using fossil fuels.
Remember that spring is the peak season for contractors, so make sure you are fast enough to book the best ones before they fill their schedule. Do you feel already urge to start your remodeling projects with our ideas? We are happy to help.
Posted March 08, 2016
by Gabriel Posternak.