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Ring in Spring With These 3 Home Projects

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Design & Trends, Variety

Now is the time to complete all of those home projects you were thinking about over the winter months. From a well-landscaped yard, party-ready patio and new energy-efficient windows, these are the home projects you can do this season to usher in spring.

Patio at sunset

Lush Landscaping

A range of studies have shown that mature trees in a well-landscaped property can increase the value of a home by up to 19 percent. This spring, consider planting new trees in your own yard. Not only will you potentially increase your home’s overall value, trees can provide your home and outdoor living spaces with ample shade that can keep you, your family and your guests cool as the weather warms up in the spring and summer months. Consider that if your home is hit with the sun during the day, planting fast-growing trees on the west, northwest or east side of your home can help provide shade and keep your home cooler in the warmer months. Before you plant, be sure to consider how the trees will grow and how long it will take them to reach maturity. Also, discuss any potential issues that may arise if the trees are planted too close to your home with your landscaping team.

Party-Ready Patio

It’s hard to resist spending time outdoors throughout the spring season, the weather is just so perfect, flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping. But before you take to your backyard patio this season, you might want to think about adding a few upgrades here and there. Add a pop of color by incorporating new patio furniture accessories like outdoor rugs and weather-proof pillows. The addition of perennial flowers can also add a touch of springtime color and a soft fragrance. And to complete your party-ready patio, light up your space with chic accent lighting that is specially designed for outdoor use. There is a variety of outdoor lighting options, including landscape lighting to illuminate your walkways, string lights to hang throughout your patio for romantic ambience and outdoor ceiling fans with a metallic finish that create a luxe update to the space. Additions like these will make your patio so comfortable and inviting it will be hard to go back inside after the evening is finished.

Wonderful Windows

Whether you are updating your windows for style purposes or energy efficiency, spring is the time to do it. The weather may be warming up, but keep in mind that new windows throughout your home can put an end to all of those cold winter drafts. Additionally, new windows can also keep the spaces around your home from overheating. Standard double-pane windows can allow 75 percent of outdoor heat inside, ENERGY STAR-certified windows reduce the heat gain, which means your home stays cool when you want it to be. Some new window styles even offer features such as low-emissivity coatings, which can actually protect the valuables in your home, as the coating protects against harmful UV rays that can damage and fade carpets, photos, family heirlooms and furniture.

Springtime is here, and there is no better time to freshen up your home and yard spaces. Ring in spring with a few fresh home projects, you may find that your home is more energy-efficient and your resale value increases.

 

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