Classy and Fresh – Spruce up Your Home for Warmer Weather

As the days grow longer, thinking about sprucing your home up is only natural. Even small changes can lift your mood and prepare you for warmer weather. Here are a few ideas you should implement now so you can enjoy the lazy days of summer later.


Swap Out Your Accessories

Changing out winter’s heavier, darker accessories for something lighter and breezier requires little effort. However, it will automatically lift your mood and refresh your space. Even minor modifications can make a significant impact, and a few easy ones to implement include:

  • Switching out your sofa’s throw pillows
  • Removing area rugs
  • Tying back window coverings to let more natural light in
  • Adding a vase of flowers
  • Hanging new wall decorations
  • Rearranging the furniture


Deep Clean

Nothing makes your home feel fresh and new quite like a deep cleaning will. Deep cleaning in late spring or early summer will also eliminate the dust mites and pollen that are often responsible for seasonal allergies. Some items to put on your to-do list include:

  • Washing down walls
  • Dusting ceiling fans
  • Cleaning appliances
  • Washing blinds, windows, and curtains
  • Shampooing carpet


Organize and Declutter

Organizing cabinets, drawers, and closets provides a renewed sense of purpose and puts the finishing touch on all that deep cleaning. Keep two bins handy while you are organizing. Place items to give away or donate in one bin, and reserve the last one for things to throw away. Then haul all that stuff away and you can breathe a sigh of relief.


Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint

A space automatically feels fresher and cleaner after receiving a fresh coat of paint. And there’s no better time to paint than after you have deep-cleaned and removed excess clutter. Maybe you don’t have time to paint the whole house, and that’s okay. Start with your entryway, or create an accent wall in your kitchen or living room. Even redoing just the ceilings or trim work will make a big difference too.


Spruce up Your Front Door

Your front door is one of the first things you and your guests see. So if it’s dated, your entire home may appear worn and tired. A fresh coat of paint and new hardware can do wonders for your curb appeal and may even help you attract more buyers whenever it’s time to sell. According to HomeAdvisor, installing a new front door will provide you with one of the highest returns on your investment, with most homeowners recouping around 75% of their money spent.


Power Wash Your Exterior Siding

Summer sunlight can really emphasize how much dirt, tree sap, mud, and pollen your home’s siding has accumulated. Accordingly, now is a great time to give it a thorough power washing. Don’t forget your deck, porch, or patio while you’re at it. Then follow up by cleaning your exterior windows so everything sparkles and shines.


Refresh Your Landscaping

Before planting flowers or adding hardscaping, you’ll need to prepare your landscaping. Ensure your home’s garden is in great condition by:


  • Pulling weeds
  • Pruning trees and shrubs
  • Adding mulch to garden beds
  • Raking leaves
  • Removing tree limbs and other yard waste
  • Installing new outdoor lighting


Let Us Help You Create an Outdoor Oasis

After all this hard work, you may feel your house still needs something extra. Whether it’s a room addition or new patio, we offer a solution that transforms your home. Ready to take your dwelling to the next level? Contact T&K Contractors to set up a consultation.