Spring will be here before you know it, and with the warmer weather and lengthier days, you should consider upgrading your home. Spring provides the perfect opportunity to improve the appearance of your home on the inside and out. Keep reading to learn a few home renovation ideas that are perfect for the new season.
Install New Flooring
A lot of homeowners are deciding to take the carpet out of their homes and replace it with hardwood flooring or possibly even large tile squares. With carpet, many see it as outdated. However, there are other issues with carpet. For instance, it can harbor a multitude of germs. Plus, some carpets contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can result in negative health consequences on your health if ingested. Hardwood flooring is available in a variety of types, including Brazilian Cherry, Maple, Bamboo, and even reclaimed wood. Tile flooring in the form of large squares can be installed in many different sizes, such as 12" by 24" or 36" by 36", depending on the look you would like to achieve.
Liven Up the Kitchen
You can enhance the appearance of your kitchen without spending a lot of money. For instance, you could sand your cabinets down and give them a fresh coat of paint—even a new color if you want. You can paint the walls as well. Alternatively, you can switch out the hardware to give the kitchen a new look. If you have the money available in your budget, though, you could convert your appliances to stainless steel, change your countertops, and install new light fixtures. If all of these things are something you would like to do and your budget doesn't allow it, you can always do a little at a time as your budget allows.
Resurface the Driveway
The winter is not only hard on you, but it can do some damage to your asphalt driveway. In some cases, your driveway may be unable to recover from that damage without some help from a professional. Spring is the perfect time to begin having your asphalt driveway repaired, resurfaced, or just completely redone.
Spruce Up Your Outdoor Area
If you have the room in your budget, now is a fantastic time to contact a contractor about building a deck or patio outside of your home. This can be great if you like to entertain guests. You could go as far as having a bar or kitchen incorporated as well, along with a sitting area. However, if this extensive of a plan is not in your budget at the moment, consider adding some pops of color throughout the yard with flowers. A water foundation is also a great idea, as it brings a certain tranquility to your space with its view and sound. A firepit and furniture is another good idea where friends and family can gather together on a chilly evening and enjoy one another's company.
Whether you are interested in one or more of these ideas or something else completely and need help fulfilling your vision, contact a general contractor for assistance.