As we transition from the winter months into spring, some small outdoor repairs might be required. Or perhaps you’ve been thinking about tackling a larger project for your backyard now that the weather is nice. Whichever it is, with winter behind and summer just around the corner, it’s time to get started! Here are our top 10 outdoor spring projects.
Whether it’s your pre-existing garden and shrubs, or you’re looking to start fresh, spring is the perfect time to design, plan, and execute your home’s landscaping. Not only does spring provide perfect weather, but it’s comfortable to be outside for extended periods of time without overheating or getting dehydrated. If you’re interested in getting your landscaping up to par, check out these spring garden cleaning tasks and costs, or submit a quote request today!
Depending on the environment, outdoor paint can last anywhere from 5-10 years. If this winter impacted your exterior surfaces, repainting or touching up is a great spring project to take on, plus it can help increase your curb appeal. This can include your home’s exterior, your shed, and even your patio furniture. Painted furniture trends are a great and fun way to inspire out-of-the-box styles to bring some colours to your yard. Be sure to check out this expert opinion piece on painting projects for help with managing a project. If you choose to DIY this project, be sure to properly prep the surfaces to ensure you are getting the longest lasting paint job.
New Front Door
Your home’s front door is more than just an entryway. It can increase your curb appeal and add value to your home. Even if your door doesn’t need to be replaced, painting it a new colour can increase the aesthetics (see trendy front door colours here). Additionally, changing out old hardware for something new is a low cost job that can make a difference.
New Outdoor Furniture
Upgrading your patio furniture, if the paint touch up can’t save it, is another great way to increase your curb appeal and encourage your family and friends to spend time outside. We’ve come a long way from old wicker chairs to full outdoor couch sets. With more seating and more comfort, these are the ultimate patio furniture sets. If you’re having trouble finding the right design, check out outdoor home furniture trends online for some inspiration.
Fire pit Installation
Adding an outdoor fire pit to your backyard is a great way to enhance your outdoor seating. Fire pits, specifically outdoor fire stoves, are a great investment that are worth it. They can last a lifetime and complement your outdoor furniture well by allowing you to extend your patio season from early spring well into the fall months.
An interlocking patio is a great project to compliment your new outdoor fire pit and seating. They are low maintenance and long lasting, and extend your living space even more. Check out what goes into building a patio here and get connected with a pro today.
Outdoor Kitchen Installation
Expanding your kitchen and dining space into the outdoors is a popular trend among Canadians. With half the year being spent indoors, it’s important to spend as much time as possible outside. An outdoor kitchen allows just that, and more! Whether it’s hosting summer BBQ’s, or a need for extra room during a winter holiday, an outdoor kitchen provides all the extra space you need. You can install a BBQ, fridge, and plumbing all outside. Additional outdoor outlets can allow for other features such as additional lighting and speakers as well. And if you’re worried about rainy days, installing an outdoor canopy over your kitchen, or including it into your design is an easy fix.
If you notice anything odd about your roof’s shingles, such as missing or cracked shingles, it is best to get the issue corrected as soon as possible. Same goes for your eaves and gutters. With a rainy spring, it’s important that your roof and gutters are functioning properly to prevent any leaks and further damage to your home. If you notice anything that’s off, get connected with a roofing specialist right away.
Similar to your roof, cold weather could have caused damage to your driveway. If you notice any changes, think of cracks, then it’s best to deal with it right away. The process of installing a driveway is highly dependent on the temperature of the ground and the air. In fact, the spring is the most favoured time to install a new driveway. Learn more about the process here.
If you’ve been thinking about adding a pool to your backyard, spring is a great time to start. It’s easy to break ground, plus the installation can be completed before summer time! Get connected with a pool specialist today to get started.
Below are the average costs of swimming pool services across different cities in Canada:
*Costs based on 1,329 verified Canadian homeowner reviews as of March 2022
Spring is a great time for a lot of home improvement projects. It can be overwhelming thinking about what project to start with, but don’t worry. With a range of small to large projects, warm weather and summer right around the corner, it’s an opportunity to get ahead on your outdoor projects. Start now so you can relax and enjoy the summer months later.