With spring finally on the way now is the time to start planning out your list of DIY and decorating jobs to get your house ready for the year ahead. Spring is the perfect time to give your home such much needed TLC and make a start on all those projects you’ve been putting off over the cold winter months. In this blog, we’ll look at which jobs you should be prioritising now the nights are getting longer.
Paint your front door
Give your home added curb appeal by updating your front door with a fresh lick of paint. Whether you stick with the current colour or choose to change it is up to you but whatever you choose a fresh lick of paint will go a long way to creating the right first impression. Maximise the impact of your transformation by adding a new house number to your door and fresh hardware that is in keeping with your new look door.
Freshen up your kitchen
While a new kitchen will set you back thousands of pounds there is an alternative. Simply updating your kitchen cupboard doors and changing the handles in your kitchen can do wonders to freshen up the look of your kitchen. A lick of paint is quite often all that is needed to change the look of your kitchen units and have you loving your kitchen once more.
Put up shelving
Do you continually struggle with storage in your home? Shelving is a great way to add extra storage without needing to add more furniture. From storing towels and beauty products in the bathroom to books and DVDs in the lounge, shelving offers a versatile solution to all your storage needs. Choose from freestanding shelving to wall mounted shelves in a huge range of materials including wood, metal and glass.
Protect external woodwork
While a lot of modern houses have PVC windows, doors and fascia’s there are still plenty of properties that have external woodwork. The spring is the perfect time to examine the woodwork and make any necessary repairs. Start by cleaning the surfaces of window and door frames and checking for any damage. For small holes and cracks suitable wood filler can be used while areas of rot will need replacement. Once you have repaired any damage you can finish the wood by staining, varnishing or painting, depending on the look you want to achieve.
Clean and declutter It is called a spring clean for a reason. The spring is a great time of year to take the time to declutter your home and give it a thorough clean. You’d be amazed by how much clutter you are able to get rid of by being ruthless. Start in your shed or garage before moving into the house and look to get rid of anything that you have not used for a couple of years. A deep clean is also a great way to brighten up and freshen your home and will help you feel happier in your home.