8 Spring Renovations to Uplift Your Mood

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Spring is a time for new beginnings, and there’s no better way to feel like you’ve got a fresh start than a home renovation. Applying cosmetic and structural changes to your home can completely reinvent how you feel about and use a space. Whether you’re interested in getting more natural light or brightening the room with a splash of color, there are plenty of creative options in your price range to explore.

DIY projects aren’t always the most feasible approach to renovations, but they can be the most cost-effective. If any of these spring renovations sound like something you want to take on yourself, remember to follow our guide on steps to take before getting started on your first renovation. Be safe, and make sure you have an educational resource detailing how to operate and troubleshoot your tools for the task.

1.     Try A New Look with Interior and Exterior Painting

Most people incorporate pops of color into a living space through thoughtful furnishing, but if you’re looking to really switch up your decor, repainting the interior of your home is the next step. Consider an accent wall in your favorite color to add depth to a neutral room or unify the furniture with the rest of the decor. Repainting your home’s faded exterior or giving it a completely new look with a different color is also a great way to renovate your home this spring while also improving curbside appeal.

2.     Reinvent Your Backyard With a Deck

Just because it isn’t barbeque season doesn’t mean you can’t get started on summer backyard improvements like building a deck. Decks allow you to extend your living space and utilize your backyard. Adding light fixtures and outdoor furniture can further transform your deck into a great place for friends and family to gather during summer evenings.

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3.     Improve the View With a Landscape Makeover

Creative landscaping around your home is about more than keeping your front and backyard looking sharp; it turns your yard into something you can enjoy. If winter has left your lawn looking worse for wear, spring is your chance to redesign your backyard. Planting a vegetable garden, growing unique flower beds, or creating a path with stepping stones are some of the simple landscaping renovations you can do for spring. Fountains and greenhouses require a little extra work, but having a focal point like a beautiful water feature can add a touch of style and class to any yard.

4.     Prepare for Pool Party Season

It may not be warm enough to swim, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting ready for pool party season. Installing a pool in spring gives you time to get everything ready for guests looking to cool off on the hot days to come. Homeowners who are willing to invest in a pool can not only increase the value of their home but also turn their backyards into a stylish paradise everyone can enjoy.

5.     Update Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home for many. It is arguably one of the most important spaces in your house, which means having a functional kitchen that meets your needs is essential. If your kitchen is too small, consider exploring new storage solutions or renovating it with an open floor plan. Custom lighting can personalize the space according to your needs and tastes, turning your kitchen from plain and practical to warm and welcoming.

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6.     Save By Going Green

Many of our suggestions so far have come with sliding scales when it comes to costs, but what about a renovation that saves you money and helps the planet? It’s becoming more and more common to spot houses with solar panels on the roof as people learn about green energy. Other effective eco-friendly changes you can make for your home include water-efficient plumbing or energy-saving insulation and lighting. Even just switching the bulbs in your house to LEDs can reduce your electricity bill, keeping your house and future bright.

7.     Add Sunshine to Your Day With Skylights

Speaking of energy efficiency, opening up your home to more natural light can make you less reliant on interior fixtures. Skylights act like an additional window and can make any room feel cozier by filling it with sunshine. If you have a green thumb, your indoor plants will also love an additional light source as they grow.  Skylights are also great for those of us who enjoy rainy spring days. Nothing beats curling up on the couch with a book and being able to glance up to watch rain clouds as they pass overhead.

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8.     Take Back Your Garage

Garages are one of the first places we think of when odds and ends pile up and need somewhere else to go. Waking up one day and realizing your garage is a maze of boxes can happen to anyone without notice. Following popular spring cleaning tips and going through what we’ve managed to accumulate over the years may be intimidating at first, but it can also be just as rewarding.

Once you’ve decluttered and freed up space in your garage, the possibilities are endless. It can become an additional space for your family to enjoy, an in-home gym, or the much-needed workspace you’ve been looking for. Turn your garage into a workshop haven for heirloom tools or a playground as an auto hobbyist.

Whether it’s a DIY affair or sitting back while the professionals get to work, these spring renovations can rejuvenate your house. Feel happier and more at ease when you turn any space into a home through renovations of any size, cost, and complexity.

Moving: Packing Lawn & Garage

How to Pack Lawn and Garage Items

  • Drain all gasoline and oil from lawn mowers, weed eaters, chain saws and other gas-powered equipment.
  • Bundle garden tools together for easy handling.
  • Pack heavy tools in small boxes and fill in the gaps with crushed packing paper.
  • Check the “Do Not Ship” list for items that cannot be shipped, such as poisonous or flammable items and corrosives.

 

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Money Saving Home Decorating Ideas By Lubna Ali Khan

1~ You can always go out in your backyard to find beautiful things like cones or flowers and bring them in your home to add a beautiful and natural feel to the room.

 

2~ A room’s floors can add to its beauty because floors are an important element. Redoing hardwood floors can be very expensive so you can place rugs or carpets instead. They create a sense of warmth and coziness in the room. You can look for amazing overdyed rugs for sale and pick the ones that are the best match for your home.

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3~ Decorate with affordable toss pillows. Toss pillows are relatively affordable and the right pattern and color can really add an impact to your space.

 

4~ You can look in magazines or on the web to find a room that speaks to you. You can choose picture of a high end room and then mimic that in your space. Look at all the details of the room that you like and recreate those details in your space by going to inexpensive and budget friendly stores. Look at the placement and execute your design.

 

5~ Make sure that those budget friendly things are not low on quality. The last thing you want for your home is to look like you have designed it with a bunch of second hand items. Plus it won’t come together like you want it to.

 

6~ Calender’s are an excellent budget friendly way to get artwork in your home. Basically they’re printed on quality paper and they look good when framed. You can get inexpensive frames from yard sales, discount stores or thrift shops. If they look old then you can always paint them a nice color to give them a fresh new look.

 

7~ Take your time and don’t feel like you have to rush in and design your home all at once. If you do that you won’t be happy with it because you rushed into it.

 

8~ Take your old furniture pieces that are worn out but are in a great condition and paint them white to make them refresh and new again. Painting anything white totally brightens up the room.

 

9~ If you don’t have the time and money to spend on curtains then you can take some spare bed sheets and make curtains out of them.

 

10~ If you keep your eye out then you can get really good deals on furniture. You can go to auctions, yard sales or garage sales to buy inexpensive furniture or decorating items.

 

11~ You can make your own picture frames by repainting old frames and gluing pearls or beads on them to make them more sparkly and pretty.

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12~ If you’re tired and bored of looking at the same sofas everyday then instead of buying a new sofa set or dining chairs you can simply change the fabric as the trends change over time. This is an inexpensive way to make your home look completely different and better.

Author Bio: This article was written by Lubna Ali Khan. She is passionate about home improvement, beauty, arts, writing, healthy living and entrepreneurship. She blogs at alrug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is Your Garage Full? What Options Are There For Clearing Space?

When it comes to clearing out space in your home, there are a multitude of services and solutions available. Whatever it is that you need clearing, there is always a way in which to make sure that you find the best solution to suit your needs. Whether you need flat clearance or office clearance services, taking the time to find the right solution for you can mean that you always have the very best means of clearing space in your home. But what about your garage? As an extension of the main house, it can often be used as an area in which you will want to store your items, but what should you do when it comes to garage clearance? Is your garage full One of the first things which you should consider when it comes to clearing space is the ability to sell any valuable items in order to get rid of them. If you have any items which might be worth any amount of money, the ability to sell these possessions can mean that you have a quick and easy means of getting rid of the items and clearing space which not only helps you out but can actually put money in your pocket. If you are looking to clear space in order to purchase a new item, then the ability to regain some of the costs by selling older items in order to pay for the new ones. This method will also mean that you are able to request that the purchaser comes and collects the item which can make the process of ridding yourself of these items far, far easier. When it comes to house, garage, office or garden clearance, selling possessions is always an option which can do a great deal to help you. Is your garage full2 As well as selling any items which you might want to get rid of, it is also possible to simply give items away. While it may not allow you to recoup some of your costs in the same way which selling items will do, giving the items away can be just as effective when it comes to clearing space. Depending on the condition of the items, it might well be that many people are able to make a good use of these items. You can check with friends and family in order to see whether anyone is able to take the items off your hands. If not, there is also the option of donating these items to local charities and charity shops. If they are accepted by the charities, it can mean that items which would otherwise be thrown away can be put to good use. If you are giving an item to a friend or someone you know, then it can be possible for you to have them collect the item though this might not be possible when donating to charity. If you do not wish to deal with the hassle of advertising or donating your possessions but still wish to clear space in your garage, then there remains another option in order to make sure that you have the space available to you. All you will need to do is to throw away those items which you no longer want and if you are worried about the process then it is possible to hire clearance services in order to make sure that you get the very best solution. When it comes to larger and heavier items, these professional services can make everything entirely easy and can mean that you are able to enjoy extra space in your garage with a minimal effort.
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Garage Door Opener Wall Cover

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What a great way to cover up an eyesore on the wall like the garage door opener. Frame with insert that is made big enough to cover the eyesore is made. Paint and then distressed it makes a great accent piece to a wall and takes away the ugliness these things can cause in your home decorating.