It’s that time again where people all over the country will be cleaning, organizing, remodeling or renovating, as well as taking on a number of other general, household chores. We’re talking about spring, and if you want to finally tackle all of those tasks around your house and property that you have been putting off since last year, now is the time.
When it comes to the annual springtime chore list, most of them break down into two categories; cleaning and home improvement. Although these are two completely different types of tasks, they still go hand and hand. Here are a few examples of some of the most common projects this time of year, whether it is a simple tidying up or a more involved, transformational one:
We will first look at the types of projects which take a little more time and effort but also offer incredible features and benefits.
Installing a Gazebo
The first on the list is also one of the most popular choices among homeowners and residents. Gazebos are highly versatile and come in countless styles and designs. From small, pop-up structures to larger, permanently installed buildings, these outdoor housings can provide shade, comfort, and a place to socialize or host gatherings. You can have them customized and built from the ground up or you can opt for a pre-fashioned kit that simply has to be assembled.
Installing a Deck or Patio
The next option is one that will also provide an area to sit and relax in with family or friends. However, it should be noted that these types of structures generally aren’t covered unless it is specified with the contractors beforehand. This is oftentimes custom work and requires a significant additional expense to the building of the deck or patio itself.
Setting up an Outdoor Cooking/Dining Area
This is a great choice for people who enjoy having meals outdoors. And it doesn’t have to be some kind of over-the-top improvement project, either. When people think about outdoor kitchens they envision a huge setup with stoves and sinks, refrigerators, and everything else. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Simply installing an outdoor grill and arranging a table and chair setting under the proper shade is all you need to enjoy a weekend afternoon barbeque or a romantic dinner under the stars.
Clean-Up and Organization
Before most of the projects in the previous section can be performed, these types of chores typically need to be done first. Prior to building or installing anything on or outside your home, you first need to make sure that the area is completely clean and ready to be worked in.
This is a simple chore that usually takes more time than effort. Trimming shrubbery (or removing it if it’s dead), pulling weeds, cleaning debris, organizing firewood, and many other simple yard care tasks are usually much needed during this season.
Is there anyone who actually doesn’t need to do this? When was the last time you gave your garage a thorough and complete cleaning? And that isn’t even mentioning organizing or reorganizing it. Since most people spend much more time out in their garage during the spring, summer, and even fall than they do in the winter, now is the time to get it taken care of.