Get a Head Start on Spring and Summer Home Improvement Projects

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The days have started to get longer and even though we’re technically still in the heart of winter, you’d wouldn’t really know it from the warmer-than-usual temps we’ve been experiencing here in the Pacific Northwest. Despite the fact that it’s doesn’t feel like February, we are still several months away from spring so now is a great time to start planning your spring and summer home improvement projects.

If you’re like me, you have a lot of different types of projects you want to tackle. It can be overwhelming, but making a list and prioritizing projects based on budget and time will help make sure you are able to set expectations and work towards completing your projects.

To help you get started, here are a variety of projects to check out:

Adding a deck to your home

A deck can double your living space creating a comfortable outdoor room with space for entertainment or just a quiet outdoor retreat during the warm summer months. Sunset Magazine shares a variety of deck ideas ranging from small home solutions to elaborate outdoor lounges.

Landscaping for your home

HGTV offers landscaping ideas using materials such as gravel, pebbles and bark chips for practical, versatile garden design. For unique outdoor plant ideas to incorporate with your landscaping, check out Plants of Peril by Portland Monthly.

Remodeling your kitchen

If you’re considering a full kitchen remodel or just a few smaller updates like new backsplash and paint, be sure to take a look at the kitchen design and remodeling ideas from Better Homes and Gardens for everything from working within an existing layout or starting from scratch.

Indoor and outdoor ideas from gardening shows

In addition to online research, home and garden shows are a perfect opportunity to gather even more ideas and inspiration for projects around the home, both indoor and outdoor. Here are some upcoming home & garden shows-

Portland Spring Home and Garden Show, February 19 – 22 at the Portland Expo Center

Yard, Garden, and Patio Show, February 27 – March 1 at the Oregon Convention Center

Lane County Home and Garden Show, March 12 – 15 at the Lane Events Center

Central Oregon Builders Association Home & Garden Show, May 1 – 3 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center

Once you’re ready to get started, we invite you to meet with an OnPoint representative to explore ways we can help bring your plan to life. We offer a variety of home equity financing options with easy access to your funds and flexible payment options. Learn more here.

Kendra Tobler, Marketing Specialist | Marketing Services

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