DIY Projects To Get Your Home Spring-Ready
Springtime is not just about spring cleaning!
13:47 24 February 2020
There’s plenty of do it yourself projects that you can get started on in order to make your home spring-ready. Even though many DIY projects can be simple, it’s always a good idea to keep safety in mind and wear the proper gear.
If you’re scratching your head trying to come up with some DIY ideas, we have a few here you can put on your to-do list.
Installing A Whole House Water Filter
A great DIY project for the springtime is installing a whole house water filter.If you are worried about the quality of your city water, a water filter is a great idea for your home, so you have peace of mind. A whole house water filter varies from other water filters because it’s installed on the main water line to your house. It is also a way to make sure your garden is getting clean and fresh water.
You will need to turn off the water supply at the main water-supply shutoff, and drain the line. You will also need to cut the pipe in order to install the cartridge unit. Remember that you’ll need to exchange the cartridge over time, so pick an area that will give you enough room to do this with ease. After you’ve attached the fittings properly (using tape to ensure they are secured) all you need to do is install the water filter according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Build A Planter Box
What’s spring time without a little gardening? If you’re running out of room in your garden for anymore plants, you can create a planter box to give you more space. There’s tons of planter box styles to choose from, and you can find some pretty great ideas online. They’re generally very cheap to build, and don’t require a massive amount of effort or time, so building one is an awesome way to keep your hands busy.
Build A Wooden Dog House
After a long cold winter, your pup is probably tired of being stuck outdoors. Give them an excuse to spend even more time outside with a dog house! Why spend the money buying a premade dog house, when you can easily create a custom home to meet your pooch’s needs. Be sure to add caulking around the dog house to prevent it from getting too damp inside after it rains. Your dog will appreciate this extra effort when they have a nice dry place to lay their head outside.
Build A Garden Trellis
A trellis is an awesome DIY build if you like growing tomatoes, or you just like having vines hanging around for some added aesthetic. Increase your curbside appeal by setting up one of these bad boys, and it doesn’t take much time at all. If you’d like a little more privacy in your backyard a trellis can create a living wall to give you your mental space. There’s also some pretty cool trellis ideas online that have used specific flowers to create some beautiful designs. You can also decide to install planters on your trellis in order to really enhance that garden-esque look and feel.
Build A Custom Fire Pit
Who doesn’t love fires in the springtime? If you don’t have a fire pit, there’s no reason that you can’t build your own! This DIY project can get a little pricey depending on the form of brick that you decide to use, but if you love having fires it’s timeless. Just make sure that you are adhering to all your local laws regarding zoning.
If you’re building a circular fire pit, use trapezoidal bricks, because they will be able to fit together and form the shape that you want. Gravel should form your base, and should be at least 5 inches thick to avoid the fire spreading underneath the pit. Purchase a fire pit bowl and build the fire pit according to the size of bowl you’ve chosen. A fire pit bowl can make it easier to clean, and much be required by your local laws.
If you’re looking for some new and creative approaches to DIY ideas there’s tons of Youtube tutorials that can give you a new take on pretty common projects. Some DIY projects might even increase the value of your property, like having a fire pit, or a whole house water filter. Remember, if you are unsure of how to complete a project it’s always the safest approach to have a professional contractor complete the job. But these are some pretty great undertakings for you to get your home spring-ready!