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Yes, we know. It’s still the middle of winter and spring is a long way off. But, we figured we’d help you start planning your do-it-yourself projects early. Early bird gets the work. Right?

Whether you’re planning to sell your home or just want to update its appearance, there are plenty of ways to spruce up your home without hiring a professional general contracting company. Here are some ideas for both interior and exterior projects that you can tackle on your own:

Great Interior Project Ideas

Kitchen Remodel Project
  1. Paint a room or two: One of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to give any room a new look is to paint it. Choose a fresh, spring-inspired color to brighten up your space. If you’re feeling adventurous, consider adding an accent wall or trying out a fun pattern, like stripes or chevron.
  2. Update your lighting: Changing out your old light fixtures can make a big impact on the overall look of a room. Consider replacing outdated fixtures with modern, energy-efficient options. You can also add some warmth and ambiance with the addition of floor lamps or table lamps.
  3. Swap out your hardware: Another simple way to refresh a room is to update the hardware on your cabinets, drawers, and doors. Replace outdated handles and knobs with newer, more stylish options to give your home a more cohesive look.
  4. Reorganize and declutter: Spring is the perfect time for a fresh start, and that includes getting rid of clutter and reorganizing your space. Consider donating or selling items you no longer need, and invest in storage solutions to help keep your home organized.
  5. Refresh your floors: If your floors are looking a bit tired, consider giving them a new lease on life. Hardwood floors can be refinished, while carpet can be professionally cleaned or replaced. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even try installing new flooring yourself.

Exterior Do It Yourself Projects

  1. Pressure wash your home: Over time, your home’s exterior can accumulate dirt, grime, and mildew. Give it a fresh start by pressure washing the exterior. This will remove any built-up dirt and make your home look brand new.
  2. Paint or stain your front door: Your front door is the first thing people see when they visit your home, so make it stand out. Consider giving it a fresh coat of paint or stain in a bold, eye-catching color. This is a quick and easy project that can make a big impact.
  3. Landscape your yard: Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your yard. Add some colorful flowers and plants, lay down fresh mulch, and trim back any overgrown bushes or trees. You can also consider adding a new walkway or patio to create an outdoor living space.
  4. Update your outdoor lighting: Just like with your indoor lighting, updating your outdoor lighting can give your home a fresh new look. Consider replacing outdated fixtures with modern, energy-efficient options. You can also add some ambiance with the addition of outdoor string lights or lanterns.
  5. Repair or replace damaged roofing or siding: If your roof or siding is looking worn or damaged, it’s important to address these issues to protect the structure of your home. While these projects can be more involved, they are still doable for a handy homeowner.
A homeowner painting an interior wall blue in Forest Lake Minnesota

By tackling these projects on your own, you can save money and add value to your home. Whether you’re looking to update your home’s interior or exterior, there are plenty of ways to give it a fresh, new look for spring. With a little bit of elbow grease and some creativity, you can transform your home into the stylish and inviting space


Image Contracting is a local, family owned business that is trusted in the industry and known for providing unsurpassed levels of quality, value and satisfaction on every job we work on. We are a General Contractor and Construction company that takes pleasure in providing the highest quality service. Please think of Image Contracting to help build your dream projects.