Renovation Tips for Spring
A new season is just around the corner, and to many that means spring renovations are in full swing. This is a great opportunity to give our home a new look while improving the comfort of your home. Before you give your house an overhaul, we have a few tips that you should keep in mind.
Focus On Your Exterior
With spring coming in hot, more people will head outdoors to enjoy the sunshine. It is a good idea to think about updating the outside of your home to increase its curb appeal. A fresh layer of exterior paint or even repainting your trim is a great way to upgrade your exterior on a budget. You can also add some new outdoor lighting or even overhaul your landscape if you want a more dramatic change.
Hire A Professional Contractor
DIY projects are a great way to get your hands dirty and improve your home at the same time. While some renovations can be completed on your own, such as a simple paint job, others should be left to the professionals. Hiring a professional for your spring renovations projects will save you a lot of hassle down the line. Not only will they have the skills and experience to get your job done right the first time, but you can also save money.
Licensed contractors have connections within the supply industry that can help you save money on materials. They will also be able to secure the proper permits for each of your renovation projects. A professional will also have the support of a construction crew and come equipped with the proper tools to complete the job. Make sure to always check references and get your contract in writing before you start any renovation work.
Brighten Your Kitchen
Renovating your kitchen in bright colors is a great way to bring the outside in. You don’t have to make your kitchen look like a garden, but you can choose pastels and cool tones that will brighten up the interior.
Have A Contract For The Work
Another important aspect of spring renovations is making sure you and your contractor are on the same page. The best way to go about this is by having a written contract that outlines the work involved, payment details and amounts, and the expected timeline for project completion. You should also include any penalties if either party fails to meet the terms of the contract.
Make The Most Of Unused Spaces
If you have underused space in your kitchen, transform it into something useful. This will give your space new life and prevent clutter from building up.
Replace The Seals On Windows & Doors
The winter weather can really do a number on your home. Often, the seals around your windows and doors will shrink or even crack due to cold weather. The spring is a perfect time to replace the seals, so you don’t have to worry about energy loss in the summer.
Upgrade Your Plumbing
Just like the seals on your windows and doors, your pipes can also be affected by cold weather. Have your pipes checked for damage and repair or replace them as needed. It is also a good time to have your furnace checked for stress or damage that may warrant repairs.
Seasonal Upgrade & Renovations With Lions Den Construction
Here at Lions Den Construction, we understand the need for affordable springtime renovations. If you are interested in a complete home renovation in Toronto, give us a call at (416) 893-8318 to see how we can help.