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Home Renovation Tasks You Should Undertake This Spring

Spring is almost here, so say hello to brighter days and warmer weather. As a homeowner, there are plenty of tasks to get done when the colder months depart, because the harsh winter weather can do a number on different parts of your home. But it’s important to prioritise so you’re still able to enjoy quality time with family or friends. Here are five home renovation tasks to undertake, both internally and externally, to put on your list come Spring:

Upgrade your landscape

Spring means it’s almost Summer which means there’ll be plenty of garden parties, BBQs and sunning on the loungers! So, with that in mind, it’s important to make your garden a welcoming space, especially if you have kids. Line the perimeter of your garden with flowering plants, or if you’d like something which requires less effort, opt for green shrubs instead. If you’ve got lawn, fertilising, trimming and mowing is no easy task, so get started on that as soon as you can. If you’ve got a deck in your garden, consider replacing it, however if this is out of your budget, sand and repaint it instead – it’ll look just as new! For those with driveways, consider repaving it as Winter can have a terrible impact on it, but do bear in mind the expensive nature of this task. The good news is that there are many affordable options such as switching to gravel, concrete or asphalt. Finally, consider if you’d like to create a play area for your children, so they have something to keep occupied with.

Reseal and insulate

The cold temperatures in the Winter can cause the caulking around your windows and doors to crack and shrink leading to loss of insulation in your home. Therefore, it’s essential to reseal these gaps to avoid draughts and water leakage when it comes around to Autumn and Winter again. Furthermore, consider servicing your boiler, because when your boiler goes wrong, it’s an urgent thing to fix. Without it you have no central heating and no hot water, so suddenly boiler installation becomes a top priority – it’s pretty much the last thing you want to happen during Winter! If you feel like you need to totally replace your current boiler, take the advice of a trusted boiler specialist so that they can recommend a suitable boiler personalised to your needs. It’s also important to note that replacing your old boiler to a newer model can cut the costs on your energy bills as they are more energy efficient and cost less to run. Furthermore, hiring a contractor to inspect and insulate your attic is another way to address any underlying causes, such as defective roofing, which may affect your home, causing it to become less energy efficient and uncomfortable, so it’s a crucial task you must have on your list.

Freshen up the walls

As the spring light seeps into your home, you’ll probably realise that the walls need a fresh lick of paint; you may want to simply add another coat of the same shade or go for a totally different colour scheme. But before you do, think about your options and try a few swatches on the walls, bearing in mind that most paint dries brighter or darker than what it illustrates on the tin. Also, be sure to purchase a high quality primer so that you are able to apply the paint as effectively as possible. Furthermore, consider adding a reflective coating to your walls to help improve your home’s energy efficiency. If you don’t plan on opting on paint for your home, and want to try something different like wallpaper or cladding, be sure you have the budget available for this, because costs do add up, especially if you’re planning on hiring a professional decorator!

Get started today

It’s never too early to get started on home renovation tasks and, let’s be honest, getting those items ticked off on your list is oddly satisfying as well! Plus, it will leave you will plenty of time to enjoy yourself in the sun with your family and friends come Summer. Just be sure to budget accordingly, including any parts and labour costs, because home renovation tasks can cost anything in between £50 to £10,000!

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5 Comments

  1. Great advice! I need to repaint some walls soon and give my fence another coat.

  2. Great ideas, I’ve just refreshed my prints in my bedroom for spring ones 🙂

  3. These are some really great ideas to help freshen up your home. Thank you for sharing your suggestions.

  4. I’ve only ever rented so I’ve never been able to renovate anything myself; but I’d absolutely enjoy it if I could. Changing up some home decor is always good though and I can do that without jumping through hoops from the landlord, haha!

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