We might still be in the midst of the winter weather, but spring is just around the corner and so now is the perfect time to start planning a property revamp for the new season. To give you some inspiration for your next projects, here are three home improvements that are well worth considering.
1. Give the exterior of your property a facelift
When you think about property renovations, your attention might be automatically drawn to the interior of your abode. However, the outside is just as important, so why not take some time this spring to give the exterior of your home a facelift? For example, a fresh lick of paint on your walls and doors could instantly smarten up your pad and give it added curb appeal. Think about your gutters, fascias and soffits too. If these have seen better days, it may be worth replacing them with new, smarter versions. You can take your pick from a host of styles and materials. If you’re looking for something chic and durable, it’s hard to beat powder coated aluminium fascias and soffits. As well as looking great, these solutions can stand the test of time. Guttering and rainwater systems specialist Alumasc Rain Water points out that this material is weatherproof and non-corrosive.
Pay attention to your garden as well. Tidying up borders and flower beds and making sure your lawn looks the part will mean that by the time warmer weather arrives, you’ll be able to get maximum enjoyment from your outdoor area.
2.Refresh your colour scheme
You can spend a small fortune on home improvements, but often it’s the simple things that make the biggest difference. For example, refreshing the colour schemes in your rooms can dramatically improve the appearance of your abode. To celebrate spring, why not opt for fresh, vibrant hues like pale blues or greens, yellows and oranges? A quick re-paint or some new wallpaper needn’t cost much money but it can make you fall in love with your home all over again. To complement your revamped colour schemes, it’s worth investing in some new soft furnishings that echo your chosen hues. A scattering of cushions, a new throw or a stylish rug can finish your rooms to perfection.
3. Make energy-saving switches
On a more practical note, now could be the perfect time to make your property more energy efficient. Simple changes like replacing old light bulbs with new LEDs and switching your showerhead for a water-efficient design can help you make big savings in the long-run. Also, if you’re considering getting new white goods like washing machines, fridges or dishwashers, make sure you opt for models with an impressive energy rating.
Making home improvements like these could help ensure your property looks the part and functions perfectly come spring.
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