As the grip of winter slowly eases and the sun starts to once again warm our lives, it’s natural to start thinking about getting back into productive jobs. Spring is a popular time to undertake home renovations and upgrades, and provides an excellent opportunity to prepare for summer living. This is especially true in our coastal region, when most of us spend the summer enjoying the warm nights and a beach filled lifestyle. So if you’ve been wondering how you can get ready to make your home sing this spring, here’s a few popular ideas:
Nobody does outdoor lifestyle better than Australia, and here on the South Coast we have a particularly agreeable summer climate. Now is the time to be thinking about breathing life into your outdoor spaces, ready for entertaining. If you have a deck, spring is a good time to oil, paint or replace railings. If your deck or patio isn’t covered, you could also look into adding some shade sails for protection from the harsh sun.
Lawns, gardens and paths can also use a good freshen up in the spring. Not only is a great time of year for planting, but adding some edgings and pavers can make a wonderful difference to your landscaping. It’s also great to get digging out of the way before the days are too hot. That way when the heat does arrive, your gardens will be ready to enjoy.
Painting is a fairly cost effective improvement that can make a huge difference to a space. If you’ve been looking at your indoor spaces and wondering what you can do to freshen them up fast, a nice bright paint colour could be the answer.
The warmer weather that spring brings means that paint will dry more quickly, and the job can be completed sooner. If you’ve got trepidation about committing to repainting an entire room with colour, why not try adding a feature wall?
Carpets are becoming increasingly unpopular, especially in warm and coastal climates. Fortunately, there are now many options available for updating flooring on any budget.
Floor tiles can be a great way to keep living spaces cool in summer, while adding a natural feel and texture to the room. They can be a little on the expensive side, and installation is a more intense labour job, but the long term durability is fantastic.
Hardwood floors are a beautiful flooring choice, and remain eternally popular. If properly cared for they can last for decades. Similar to tiling, they provide a cooler flooring option to carpets, and are easy to clean. It’s also hard to beat the incredible natural tones of stained or polished hardwood.
Floating floors are a fantastic modern addition to the home furnishings world. They are made from durable (and renewable) sources like bamboo, are cost effective and are so easy to install that you can even do it yourself.
Kitchen remodels can be large, disruptive and expensive jobs – but there are other ways to breathe life into your kitchen with doing a complete renovation.
The splash-back is a key focal point of your kitchen’s design, but can often be overlooked. Upgrading your kitchen splashback with new tiling, or other protective options like stainless steel can completely change the way your kitchen looks and feels.
Spring cleaning will most likely see you sorting through your cupboards and storage spaces, looking for things to get rid of. But there’s some things you just need to hold on to, and no doubt some winter items that you will need to stow away until next year.
Off the shelf flat pack furniture can only provide so much in the way of storage functionality, and may not fit the unique space and feel of your home. Installing custom designed storage spaces can transform your home from cluttered to functional and dramatically improve your living experience.
Aside from just built in wardrobes or kitchen cabinetry, there are a multitude of other ways to incorporate custom storage into your home. Underneath staircases, unused garages, attics or built in living space shelving are just a few.
If you’ve been wishing you had more space with a home extension, it could be just a phone call or email away.
Give us a call to discuss your spring renovation ideas today.