Spring is a time for renewal. As a homeowner, the longer days may inspire you to spruce up your home. But which projects will make the most impact?
Install New Flooring
The floor is the foundation of your décor, so changing it will change the tone of the entire room. If you have worn, dingy carpets, updating to hard surface flooring will modernize the space. Hardwood is the best choice for most homes, for its classic beauty and unmatched versatility. Hardwood has other benefits as well — it is easy to clean and durable enough to last for years. The monarch plank Windsor collection is ideal. The wide planks are timeless, and the flooring is available in so many colors and finishes you are sure to find one that matches your style perfectly.
Miscellaneous objects can pile up in corners all winter long. Go room by room for a total cleaning. First, get everything out of corners and into the center of the room. Put away all items until that room is completely free of clutter. Then move on to the next room and repeat the process. When you are done with the whole house, dusting and vacuuming will be a cinch. Once the place is totally clean, put some systems in place to keep it that way.
Start a Garden
You want to be outside anyway, so why not start a project that will allow you to do just that? Flower gardens are fun and they supply you with beautiful blooms for your dining table or mantle throughout the season. A vegetable garden can look decorative and provide you with an abundance of fresh food in the coming months. If you have never gardened before, start out with fast-growing, hardy varieties. Squash are prolific in many climates. Also plant robust root vegetables such as carrots, radishes and turnips.
Change Your Front Door
Your front door should make a statement. For many builders, the default is to match the door to the main color of the home’s exterior. To enhance your curb appeal, and express some personality, liven it up. An easy solution is to choose a striking color and paint your existing door. However, you can add more character by replacing the door. For a grand home or a formal entrance, go for a dark wooden door with small etched glass panels. Contemporary homes look best when doors have clean lines and larger glass panes; door color should be black or dark gray. For a cottage home, choose a brightly painted door with curved lines and wrought iron overlays. Your door should make you smile every time you come home.