This time of year we love talking about the different ways we can spend that long-awaited tax refund. Yet, if you are like most Americans, then you’ll find your tax refund check is going to go a lot faster than you’d like. Using your tax refund to make essential updates to your home is kind of like getting two birds with one stone; you’ve got a surplus of money to work with and you get a jump on building up those deductions for next year!
When it comes to the big repairs around your home, you want to make sure you are contacting a professional. An expert from All Weather Contractors can help you figure out what is going on with that old water heater or what needs to be done about the ventilation issues in your home. But if you are just looking for ways to make your home a bit more comfortable and inviting, then there are a collection of things you can do without breaking the bank.
Here are a few low budget ways that you can fix up your home this spring:
Freshen up the paint: The paint on your house improves curb appeal and gives your home a perceivable spring to its step, but weather can really take a toll on the external paint job. There is no reason to change the color of your house all together (unless you really want!). Just grab the paint out of the garage and give it a fresh coat to spruce up the appearance of your home.
Change the landscaping: The front yard helps define the entire appearance of your home. Replacing dead grass that became weather-torn over the winter or adding a garden or shrubbery around the windows can give your home’s curb appeal a total makeover. If your front yard is up to par, consider adding in a few fun features to the back of your home—like a fire pit or grilling area. Creating outdoor living space is a great way to prepare for spring, and you’ll save even more money by wanting to stay home!
Re-stain the deck and fence: Just like the paint on your home wears off with winter, so does the finishing on your wooden deck and fencing. Stain is inexpensive and can actually help lengthen the life of your deck or fence, not to mention help prevent splintering.
Reseal the driveway: You park in your driveway every day, but when was the last time you really looked at it? Driveways get pretty beat up with oil spills and other disasters, not to mention torn apart by wear and tear from your vehicle. Sealing small cracks can prevent further issues from developing later on.
The best way to save money on home improvements is to make little repairs early on that will help prevent major disaster from striking. If you need to make any larger repairs to your home, remember that acting early can help prevent additional costs from added damage. Contact All Weather Contractors for help with any HVAC or plumbing needs in your home.
Sometimes the best way to save money is to ensure that you aren’t losing any in your home. At All Weather Contractors, we want to help you in making your home as efficient as possible. Contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.