Sunny days have returned here in the Okanagan, and we couldn’t be happier. If you’ve been considering updating or renovating your home to make it more personal and functional, spring is a perfect time. We’ve compiled a list of our top renovations for spring to help you enjoy your home this summer.
Adding a fresh coat of paint to your home is an inexpensive way give your home an entirely new, fresh and clean look for spring. Currently, grey is one of the trendiest neutrals in new and renovated homes alike. Because there are so many different shades, grey can appeal to a warm or cool colour palette within your house. Before painting, be sure to fill any holes and fix any damage in your drywall so your new paint looks clean and flawless.
Lucky for us in the Okanagan, patio season starts in the spring and lasts well into the fall season. If you’ve been considering expanding your living space, now is the time. There are endless creative patio and deck designs out there.
Think about what you love about sitting on a patio elsewhere. Is it the smell of BBQ? Perhaps its elements such as a fire or water feature or soft lighting from large Edison bulbs. Whatever it is that you love about being on a patio, take those elements home with you and use them as inspiration for your own patio renovation this spring.
If you’ve been thinking of renovating your shed to make it a space that is functional for your specific needs, spring is the time! You can renovate your shed to have more storage for your garden tools, or make it a nice workspace to pot your plants. If this is the case, we recommend adding an outdoor sink to your shed space. Think of how easy it would be to wash your dog, or clean up a bit after yard work with an outdoor sink. Some homeowners opt for a less traditional garden shed, transforming their garden sheds into music studios, gyms, or trendier spaces such as ‘she sheds’.
Outdoor kitchens can increase your home’s usable space while reducing heating and air conditioning bills during the summer. Over the summer, many Okanagan residents cook without their oven since it can heat up the home so much. With an outdoor kitchen, you can use your outdoor oven and BBQ to reduce indoor messes and keep your home cool all summer. Adding an outdoor kitchen to your home this spring can help you add value to your home and enjoy the warm Okanagan summers outdoors.
Your home should be a place you love and enjoy. If you’re looking for ways to personalize your home to make it more enjoyable, contact us at Start to Finish renovations. We can help you at every stage of the renovation, from inspiration to installation.