8 Projects for Around the House

Now is the perfect time to check off those spring chres you have been putting off. Use these 8 home improvement projects to get your home spring ready.

1. Refurbish Unused Furniture

Do you have old, unused furniture lying around that is too sentimental to donate? Consider refurbishing it to match your new décor. There are many DIY projects to easily make dressers, desks, and table look brand new.

Try this DIY: Make your front entrance functional and appealing by transforming an unused bookcase into a stylish entryway organizer. By adding a combination of storage solutions – wall hooks, baskets, and trays- you can easily complete this project and keep your front entrance organized while making a good first impression for guests.

Watch this video for more information.

2. Make a Charging Dock

Don’t just re-organize your drawers, make them into an organized charging dock for all your electronics. This will declutter your shelf space and keep all your electronics in one place– no more running around the house looking for your phone. All you need is divided storage, a power strip and small drill.

3. Start a Garden.

Use this time to plant vegetables, herbs, flowers, or shrubs, and watch them blossom over spring and summer. It could be a small indoor pot or a large outside oasis. Plus, gardening is a great way to get some fresh air, grow sustainable foods, and improve mental and physical health. Remember each seed has its own optimum soil temperature and planting too early could lead to the seed not blossoming. Use a soil thermometer to gauge when the soil is ready.

If you are new to gardening, check out these tips to ensure your garden is a success.

4. Clean Your Floors

Your floors have regular exposure to dirt, dust, and high foot traffic that leave them looking dull and distressed, especially after the winter season. Spring is the perfect time to restore your hardwood or carpet floors with a yearly clean. A good polish will leave your hardwood floors shining and it prevents water absorption that could lead to warping. As well, cleaning your carpet will remove stains, allergens, dust mites and grit and prevent mold and mildew growth.

5. Light Up Patio Season

With the weather warming up you’ll be spending much more time outside, so now is the perfect time to set up your outdoor patio. Bring out the patio furniture, clean the BBQ, and open the gazebo. Another great idea to keep you enjoying your time outside well past sundown, is to add outdoor lighting. Illuminate your patio, deck stairs or pathways with low-voltage light, to add safety and beauty to your space.

6. Install Smart Tech Devices

Before your schedule becomes crazy busy again, upgrade your home with smart devices so you can stay connected and alert while on-the-go. Smart devices allow you to remotely monitor and manage appliances and systems, such as lighting and heating, with a simple push of a button or a voice command. They also make your home energy efficient – never again will you forget to turn off the lights or the watering system.

7. Refresh a Room

Refresh your home to match the spring vibes. There are so many small updates you can quickly do to make a room look brand new – adding a new coat of paint, rearranging furniture or swapping wall art. This is also the perfect time to bring out your spring décor or make your own with these spring craft ideas.

8. Finish Incomplete Projects

We are all guilty of leaving the final small parts of a project for a rainy day and then that rainy day never seems to come. Whether it is filling in a hole, screwing in hardware or replacing air filters, now is a great time to finish these final steps and cross the project off your list for good.