While you’re indoors this winter warming up from chilly days, make the most of your spare time wrapped up in front of the fireplace. Start thinking about what you want to accomplish with your home once the flowers start to bloom again. Follow our tips to help you make the big decisions now and plan your spring projects well in advance.
1. Write a Wishlist
Take a walk around your property and write down everything you would like to do with the exterior of your home. Your wishlist could include projects as simple as planting new shrubs or trees to building an outdoor kitchen, incorporating the latest exterior design trends, or building a pergola.
2. Know Your Limitations
Come up with a ballpark figure of how much you can afford to spend on your spring projects. Your budget will determine the scale of the project you can realistically achieve. For example, if you can’t afford to replace your siding, consider painting your home’s exterior instead. While DIY projects will save you money, you may need to bring in experts for large-scale work.
3. Set a Goal
Determine what you wish to achieve with your spring projects. Do you want to create more space to entertain, build a backyard oasis to relax in, or simply increase your curb appeal? Circle the projects relevant to your goal, and narrow them down to fit within your budget.
4. Do Your Research
Now that you know what projects to tackle this spring, you’re ready to take the next step and start doing your research. Take a look at similar projects you like the look of in your neighborhood. Start thinking about ideal colors and materials to help you achieve your desired finish. Then, find an appropriate contractor for the job and use our online visualizer tool to bring your ideas to life.