Spring has finally sprung here in Texas, and who could be anything but excited about warmer temperatures and longer days? There’s no better time to tackle those home improvement projects you’ve been putting off all winter.
Plus, several home improvement ideas can increase the value of your home. Bathroom remodels alone can provide an ROI of up to 78%. But with so many options available, from simple DIY projects to larger renovations, deciding what project should come first can seem overwhelming.
So to help make the decision easier, we’ve comprised a list of seven awesome home improvement ideas perfect for springtime. Read on for inspiration to spruce up your home this season.
The Benefits of a Home Transformation
Before we dive into our home improvement ideas, it’s helpful to understand why you’re remodeling a house. Aside from implementing those home design tips you saw on HGTV or in other beautiful houses in your neighborhood, investing in a home transformation can help you increase the value of your home and make for a brighter, lighter, and happier living space.
Be it small changes like resurfacing a kitchen countertop or making more significant improvements such as replacing a bathroom’s fixtures, home renovations can help enhance the home and your quality of life. We know because we’ve helped hundreds of clients across Texas create their dream spaces.
Other benefits may include the following:
- Improvements in home resale value
- Energy savings through updates to home appliances
- The opportunity for personal aesthetic expression
The bottom line? Home renovation projects provide you with a sense of accomplishment as your home is transformed from something outdated into what it truly is meant to be: your dream home. You deserve to live in your dream home.
7 Home Improvement Ideas for Spring
As the weather gets warmer in Texas, you’ll likely head outside more often to enjoy the bluebonnets and wildflowers that grow across the Lone Star State. However, spring is a great time to deep clean your house and open it up to let the warm spring air inside. As you plan to enjoy the fresh air more often, here are a few home improvement ideas to make your living space even more inviting.
1. Spruce Up Your Patio
Adding a few well-chosen pieces of furniture and colorful decorations can transform your patio into an inviting spot to enjoy the warmer weather. Consider adding an outdoor area rug, bright cushions for extra comfort, and cozy blankets for those cooler nights.
For those looking to get their hands dirty, we suggest staining your porch to give it a brand-new look post-winter. If you have the budget, we suggest updating the railing around your porch, especially if it has weathered a lot of ice during the past few months. Remember, we can help you remove load-bearing porch columns if they get in the way.
2. Screen Your Porch
Few things say southern summer like sitting on a screened-in porch sipping iced tea and reading a good book. If that’s the kind of summer you’re looking for, now’s the time to start considering screening in your porch.
Installing porch screens allows you to make the most of your porch and make it even more inviting. It will also give added protection from bugs and other elements while allowing plenty of natural light.
First, measure your porch to obtain the right materials for the job. Next, cut the porch screen in sections to fit within the frame of your porch or desired area. Then, secure any staples or screws to ensure that it is firmly attached. If you need help, contact an expert; it’s always worth investing more to ensure the job is done right.
3. Update Your Countertops
Give your countertop a substantive upgrade with epoxy! Whether you want to make it look like statuesque granite or babbling brook marble, epoxy has various options to give you the glossy sheen and durability you seek. Plus, epoxy countertops are incredibly strong and resistant to wear and tear for long-lasting performance (this is especially great if you have kids).
Are you interested in updating your kitchen this spring but don’t want to worry about the countertops? We can help you with a full kitchen remodel.
4. Add an Accent Wall
If you want to add a pop of color and style to your home this spring, consider adding an accent wall. It’s an easy way to make the space seem new again with minimal effort. Choose a vibrant hue or something more subtle, depending on your preference. You could also accentuate the wall by picking eye-catching wallpaper or using shiplap to give it a textured look.
5. Build an Office
If you have the square footage to play with, why not take advantage of the space and build an office? This could be the difference between a productive day and less-than-organized business hours for remote workers or small business owners. Plus, you can deduct home office expenses from your taxes next year if you own a small business.
Where do you start with this? Look for home office ideas online to check out potential designs and layouts. Then, measure the space to ensure everything will fit. Your final step will be working with local contractors to help you put up new walls and add other things such as doors, windows, and perhaps vents.
6. Open Up Your Playroom
If you have square footage but don’t need a home office, consider opening up a playroom, media room, or living room. Figure out which room you will open up and see what’s on the other side. Then, ensure there aren’t any load-bearing walls. If there are, you’ll need to remove them.
Once you identify which walls support the weight of your home (and have them removed by pros like us), you can open up that new space and get creative with how you use it.
7. Retile Your Shower
Retiling your shower is a great way to add a simple yet noticeable new look to your bathroom this spring. The steps will look something like this:
- Start by finding a tile you like,
- Remove the old tiles and any surface debris
- Measure the area of retiling
- Adjust your material if necessary
- Set your tiles with adhesive and grouting
- Seal and clean your freshly retiled shower for optimal use.
With the right resources and knowledge about retiling, you have all you need for a fresh-looking shower in no time.
Get Help Remodeling a House
Whether you’re renovating a home entirely or are just considering these home improvement ideas as inspiration for your future dream home, we can help you build it.
When it comes to wall removal, porch column removal, or structural remediation projects, contact Load Bearing Wall Pros. We proudly serve customers across the entire DFW metro and beyond and are committed to helping beautify your home. With our professional expertise and top-of-the-line equipment, we can guarantee quality results that you can trust.
Contact us today for a ballpark quote or with any questions.