Ready to shake off the gloomy days of winter and brighten your home up for spring? It’s the season of rejuvenation and whether you are looking to sell your home or hoping to refresh up tired spaces – we’ve got you covered!
Upgrade your Curb Appeal
Brighten up the Front Door
First impressions count and that includes your home! The front door is the first thing visitors see when they enter your space and it can truly set the tone. Tired, worn-looking entrances are easy to refresh with a simple coat of paint and according to Remodeling magazine, replacing your entry door has an average ROI of 74.9%. Consider the style and character of your home when selecting a new colour. Try painting the door a vibrant standout shade for a unique look. Small touches such as updating hardware or adding an inviting new doormat can also go a long way.
Spruce up your House Number
The art of displaying a house number can often be forgotten but there are inexpensive and DIY ways to add a wow-worthy address to your property. Here are some ideas:
- Use a homemade plaque or frame to highlight the address
- Attach the numbers above a handmade planter with beautiful flowers
- LED-lit home numbers will ensure a pretty, modern display day and night
- There are various places that you could try placing the numbers such as on a sign, pillar, mailbox, the fence or next to the front door
Replace Old Windows
Did you know replacing old windows can vastly improve your curb appeal and help increase the value of your home? Today’s window options are also constructed far more solidly than in decades past, so you’ll notice a significant reduction in outside noise as soon as your new windows are in place. Newer window styles can lock in heat better, therefore improving your hydro bills and proving to be more energy efficient. Simple touches such as shutters or colourful flower window boxes will also create a more visually appealing exterior.
Accessorize your Porch
Does your porch need a spring refresh? Now is the time to upgrade those outdoor living spaces in time for incoming better weather! Transform your deck into an inviting oasis where you can enjoy a glass of homemade lemonade on a hot summer day. The most cost-effective way to do this is to upgrade your outdoor furniture the DIY way – reupholstering pillows or painting deck pieces. If the deck flooring also needs improvement, consider power-washing and adding a fresh outdoor rug. If the porch is covered, a ceiling fan or porch swing are also great touches and potted plants go a long way to bring charm to the space.
Improve Exterior Lighting
Lighting can truly transform a home, a garden, and a mood. Decorative lit paths will give the property a modern, warm feel and provide improved visibility at night, making your home safer. String lights have also become quite popular for their effortless charm and ambiance in any outdoor dining area. From porch lights to front entryways, there are endless opportunities for great outdoor lighting!
Bring Spring Indoors
Brighten Paint Colours
Breath new life into your walls! As the weather brightens up outside, you will likely want it to feel just as light inside. Spring painting doesn’t have to be all pastels – but a fresh coat of paint is an easy way to rejuvenate the energy in your home. Focus on one room at a time to not overwhelm yourself! Wallpaper is also back in style and a patterned statement wall can be especially delightful.
Declutter & Spring Clean
‘Tis the season for spring cleaning and decluttering! Who doesn’t love a clean and organized home? It’s the perfect time of year to begin clearing out those junk drawers and donating unused items. Start with your closet and work your way into other rooms. Baskets and storage bins are excellent for organizing the items you want to keep and maintaining a tidy household.
Lighten up your Textures
It’s the time of year when you will want to start putting away those thick winter blankets and swapping them for brighter and lighter fabrics. Nothing says spring-like natural fibres and fun colours. If your seating arrangements are beginning to feel aged and look worn, reupholstering may be the answer! Fun, new rugs are also a great way to improve the feel of a room.
Nothing says spring like florals! A fresh bouquet brings so much natural beauty and pleasant scents and to a home. From tulips and daffodils to pink peonies, they all make stunning centrepieces or nightstand touches. Pampas grass is also very popular at the moment and exudes a sophisticated style. Plus, it lasts forever, is neutral, modern, and brings the beauty of nature into any room.
Once you have beautified your home, you will want to make sure it is protected through the spring season! Johnston Meier Insurance offers personalized home insurance options for every type of abode. Get a quote today to see how your savings add up.