The beautiful spring days inspire many people to take on home improvement projects. Some freshening up and other professional or DIY home upgrades can increase your property value. Other projects around the house are worthwhile just because they can increase your enjoyment of your home during the upcoming summer months to come. To help you decide on the perfect spring project to undertake, here’s a starter list of home improvement ideas to add value to your property and lifestyle this year:

Build Your Own Deluxe Home Fire Pit

Here’s a relatively easy, inexpensive, and quick project to complete, and think of all that building a home fire pit can bring you. Sitting around the fire on chilly days and evenings with your favorite person or people is just incomparably cozy. Find a peaceful level space in your yard, away from low tree branches, choose fire pit materials you like — maybe some small boulders or concrete blocks made for decorative yard projects. Simply decide how big you want your fire pit what shape you like, and then start arranging your boulders or blocks accordingly. Finally, just pile up a little firewood nearby and some kindling (or a convenient box of fire starters). You’re ready to grab a bag of marshmallows or a bottle of wine and snuggle up beside a warm fire.

Make Your Deck Pop by Re-Staining or Painting

There are so many wonderful times to be had on your deck this year — lovely mornings drinking your coffee or tea and reading the morning news, beautiful evenings unwinding with your favorite beverage, weekend gatherings with friends and family. Enjoy your outdoor living space even more, by making it the best it can be with a simple light deck sanding and restaining. Or go wild and completely change the finish color. While you’re at it, be sure to check for structural issues in your deck: loose screws and deck brackets, rotting handrails, and weak vertical side slats, deck bottom boards, or support beams. Refinishing revitalizes and preserves your deck, so consider adding a fresh coat of stain, paint, clear deck sealant, or other treatment every year or two.

Install a Beautiful New Sliding Glass Door

On the scale of exciting spring home improvement ideas, here’s one that ranks high. Go ahead and invest in that new replacement sliding glass door for your patio or deck that you’ve been planning to get around to installing. Bringing in a flood of natural light to your living space is a truly game-changing transformation of the quality of life in any home. If you already love glass patio doors, consider adding a state-of-the-art doggie door for sliding glass doors. This upgrade from a traditional dog door brings a new elegance to your interior and exterior aesthetic and even comes with a security slider, so you can control your pet’s coming and going in and out any time you wish.

Enhance Your Evenings With New Outdoor Lighting

Extend the usefulness of your outdoor living space and/or increase your enjoyment of it during evening and night hours, and upgrade your property value with additional exterior safety and accent lighting. Wall sconces enhance the ambiance with soft illumination of deck and patio entertaining spaces. Add wall-mounted foot lighting to improve safety along walkways and stairs. Add ground lights to feature accent trees and plants in areas of your landscaping. Consider stringing tiny white LED lights through some trees and overhead across seating areas. They’re unmatched for creating a dreamy quality. Even add a few low-light table-top solar-powered outdoor lamps on patio tables, side tables. This kind of DIY exterior lighting project delivers a transformative outcome at a surprisingly affordable price.

Upgrade the Lushness of Your Landscaping or Garden

Spring is prime time for installing new trees, shrubs, and flowering plants in your landscaping scheme, and/or replanting your vegetable garden. Why not step up your game this year, and till a few more rows, and put in a little wider variety of vegetables. Or maybe put out your own little strawberry or pumpkin patch, for one-time installations that perennially thrive with little maintenance beyond watering. Or consider adding a few edged perennial flower beds at your driveway entry or at a few aesthetically strategic spots bordering your patio. For more ambitious gardening upgrades, put in a few flowering shrubs, or carve out some space for an herb garden.

Add Big Value With Some Energy Efficient Windows

Of all the excellent spring home renovations on this list of suggestions, this one has the far greatest impact. It helps increase your home’s energy efficiency, decrease heating and cooling bills, raise property value, improve comfort, and it yields a significant tax credit. You’re likely to be so satisfied with the outcome of your window replacement project that you may decide to add more replacement windows next year, and the next. Think custom display window or gorgeous bay window installation, or maybe some beautiful casement and awning windows. Whatever styles of energy-efficient windows you choose, you’ll thank yourself again and again for doing this springtime project that keeps on giving year after year.

Dress Up Your Curb Appeal With a Great New Mailbox

A comparatively easy upgrade that can help freshen up your curb appeal is installing a new mailbox or giving your existing mailbox a fresh updated appearance. This little project can add a large measure of charm and character to your home’s exterior presentation. Maybe just update your old mailbox with a lively new color, or plant some flowers at the base of the mailbox support. Or, consider adding smart functionality to your mailbox, to secure your deliveries. Of course, refresh the house number on your mailbox. While you’re at it, check for rusted or weakened hinges and construction bolts and washers, to ensure against mailbox leaks that can cause wet mail.

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