Six Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Home This Spring

Is spring cleaning not enough to refresh your home? Consider the following suggestions to spruce up your home for spring.

Repaint Doors and Trim

Are your doors and door facings dingy? Repainting doors and door facings will give your house a bright, fresh look. Are your doors and trim standard neutral and boring white or off-white? Pick your favorite color in your upholstery, carpet, tile or bedding and paint your door to match. Remember that doors and door facings are quick and easy DIY projects and that many people repaint frequently when they change their décor. Replace standard doorknobs with glass or faux glass or another style that fits your home.

Cover or Uncover Your Floors

Area rugs are an inexpensive solution if you can’t afford to have your hardwood floors refinished. You can choose from Oriental-style area rugs if you have an older house or bold modern rugs for a new house. If you’ve always had area rugs or wall-to-wall carpet, consider uncovering your floors and showing off your hardwood floors. Removing carpeting is a job for pros. Don’t attempt it if you have allergies or asthma. Consider the cost of refinishing hardwood floors if you take up old carpeting. At the same time, factor in the ease of cleaning hardwood floors. You can park your vacuum cleaner for the most part and use the modern equivalent of dust mops to keep your wood floors clean.

Dress Your Furniture

When you repaint, you may find that your furniture does not match your new color themes. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on new furniture. You can buy slipcovers for sofas, armchairs, ottomans and recliners. Use furniture throws and throw pillows for an additional color accent. Slipcovers are easy to wash so they’re ideal if you have children or pets.

Home Expansions

Do you need an additional bathroom or half-bath? Take a look at new home expansion plan. A good place to start is online, sites like offer a huge selection of affordable house plans that can work for your expansion ideas. A home expansion can involve making an existing room a few feet larger and adding a much-needed closet or it can be a big project like building on another bathroom or a Florida room. Bay windows are common home expansions. Adding a bay window creates a nook for plants, pets or makes an ideal reading area. Breakfast nooks are popular home expansions. Whether you want a mud room, laundry room, a master bath designed for two or just a little more space in an existing room, a home expansion can add convenience, value, storage space and beauty to your home.

Window Dressing

If you’re lucky enough to have wooden valances, consider painting or stenciling them. Have you had the same drapes for ten years? It’s time to replace them. If you want to make a bold statement, get rid of the typical drapes and horizontal blinds and replace them with fabric or wooden valances and vertical blinds.

Get Crafty

You can find all sorts of DIY home décor projects online, from art collages to making over furniture. You may be surprised at your artistic ability. Create something unique to suit your new home expansion.

You can do a lot on your own to spruce up your house for spring, but when it comes to new home expansion plans be sure to hire a professional contractor for any building project.