Spring remodeling and organization can take up a lot of time. Once the harsh weather of winter passes, there is a very short time to prepare for Spring and ultimately for the coming summer months. With the harsh heat that summer can bring, children out of school and other issues around the house making sure that certain remodeling and organization projects are completed is vital for homeowners. Here are a few Spring remodeling and organization projects you may want to consider.
Organizing Pantry Space
Organizing pantry space is often forgotten about during the course of remodeling and organization. Now is the time to reorganize the pantry, discard any food that may be expired, move food that may expire soon to the front and get rid of items that you will not eat. In the course of this organization you will also want to check shelving durability and make the necessary changes to the pantry to allow for more food growth in the coming months. Food and pantry item sales will begin just before summer and you want to make sure you have plenty of room for the food stocks. Also, take the time to make sure all shelves are stable and that the pantry area is weather proofed. This means that the pantry area is sealed to keep out bugs, moisture and other damaging aspects from the food.
Weather sealing is a spring remodeling project that should be done prior to harsh summer months. Though some people will say they did this step for winter, the steps should still be repeated in the Spring. Harsh winter weather can cause cracks in the weather stripping around doors and windows. During the spring months, double check all areas that are weather sealed. Check for leaks, cracks or damage and replace these areas. Also check bathroom areas, fans, vents, and exhaust fans for leaks or possible issues as well. You will want to make sure that all areas are sealed for weather and for animals that may try to get in to escape the heat.
Remodeling for Children
If you will have children home during the summer months, then the spring is the best time to prepare the home. Make sure that bedrooms are organized and that outdoor spring activities are safe and ready for use. Remodel the backyard with an outdoor living project to create more usable space for the family. Remodeling projects for the outdoors can be inexpensive and can offer hours of enjoyable times for the whole family.
Spring offers the chance to enhance the home and create a more livable environment for long summer months and visits from family and friends. Make sure any remodeling project allows your home to be accessible to friends and family and gives a comfortable and relaxing feel. Remember, if nothing else, make sure your home is summer ready to avoid high and hot temperatures in the house that can leave you feeling miserable and leave friends wanting to stay at home rather than visit.