Spring DIY Projects

Posted: 3/31/2015

Spring always brings a feeling of new beginnings - after the cold months, it's time for spring cleaning and getting ready for warm summer days. Brighten up your home with these easy one-day improvement projects:

  1. Put new color on the walls: Adding a fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest ways to create a new atmosphere and change the way a room looks - and one of the most inexpensive as well. Light colors and pastels are the latest trend.
  2. Upgrade interior lights: This is a very basic rule professional decorators use, and most of us tend to forget. The right lighting can change the character of a room and create inviting ambiance. This goes for sunlight as well - it is time to remove the heavy and dark cozy drapes and make room for lighter materials and colors.
  3. Replace drawer handles and door knobs: These items can be easily updated with more modern styles, or even vintage ones to create a different effect. Another low cost project that can be done with very little time.  Click here to watch a tutorial.
  4. Improve outdoor areas: This is such an exciting part of getting ready for spring. Hopefully you will get to spend more time outside then inside over the next few months, so it makes sense to make sure you will have a nice area to use. If you live in a house, you can start by power washing the exterior of your home, deck and patio. If you have a balcony or even just a big window, adding plants, flowers and accessories is a good way to welcome spring into your home.

Plant what you eat: Planting a vegetable garden is a fun activity that is therapeutic and has the bonus of bringing more fresh and organic ingredients to your kitchen. If you don't have much time to devote to this project, you can start with a small herb garden that is very low maintenance. Click here to see tips on how to start your vegetable garden.