The winter weather has come and gone, and it’s finally time to embrace the sunshine and tackle those home renovations that you’ve been waiting all winter to accomplish.
Starting a major home improvement project such as remodel or room addition in the springtime gives you some room to breathe without the rush of a pending frost. The planning and designing process can take months, and handling these well before summer gives your family time to enjoy the beautiful spring months in anticipation of a summer or fall groundbreaking.
These are the top renovation projects that you should be considering for spring and summer:
- Repair winter damage
Repairing any damage that your home has incurred because of a harsh winter should be the first thing on your list to be sure that small problems don’t turn into big ones. Address any leaky roofs, damaged siding, soggy basement floors, or cracked driveways.
Some lawn maintenance jobs are better done in the spring, which go a long way when it comes to increasing the curb appeal of your home. Planting trees is better in the spring because the soil is cooler, but be sure not to start too soon if your area is expecting another potential freeze.
- Clean gutters and downspouts
Even though the snow and frigid temperatures have passed, spring showers will soon be sure to follow. After every winter, gutters and downspouts are often jammed with debris, and if they aren’t cleaned out and cannot properly capture rainwater runoff, a multitude of damages can occur.
- Paint siding and trim
Spring is the best time to refresh the paint on your siding and trim, as the process can take up to a week from start to finish. The paint should be applied in still, dry weather, so plan to finish your siding before summer’s heat arrives. Be sure to check the weekly weather forecast for rain before embarking on this painting project!
- Outdoor building
If you are planning to build a new patio, revive your wood deck, or install new play equipment in the backyard, don’t procrastinate on these projects. Some updates can take weeks, and getting them done right away can allow your family to start enjoying the benefits well before summer arrives.
- Freshen up your rooms
The gloomy winters can leave you wanting a pop of color when spring comes around, so why not refresh a room with a new coat of paint. Tip: Paint often dries darker or brighter than the swatches. Sample any potential paint colors on a scrap of cardboard or a small area of the wall before you fully commit to your ideal shade.
If your spring and summer renovation projects include adding natural stone in your home, contact us at GMS Werks and we would love to help you out!