The Perfect Spring DIY Projects Your Sellers Can Do This Season

The Perfect Spring DIY Projects Your Sellers Can Do This Season

 April 25, 2014

Few things are as fulfilling as pulling off a great DIY project. Spring is the perfect time for home sellers to focus on DIY projects they’ve been putting off. It is the beginning of the buying season when many buyers are looking to acquire homes. Many spring DIY projects are easy to carry out and can help homeowners make the most of their interiors and exteriors. If your sellers are short on ideas, here are a few you can recommend.

Planters and window boxes are perfect DIY project

Make Flower Vases, Planters or Window Boxes

Flowers make a home look beautiful and well-cared for. They add color and fragrance and create a homely atmosphere. If your sellers are on a tight budget, advise them to make flower vases instead of buying. They can line up 9 vintage milk bottles of the same size in rows of three and wrap gardener’s twine around the set. The blooming display can be completed with two or three stems in each container.

Upgrade Outdoor Decks

Your sellers can transform their decks into outdoor living spaces. They can frame the areas with plants, vines, bushes, annuals, and grasses. These set the scene for lavish on-deck plant displays and make a great first impression on buyers. Sellers can also add water features to create luxurious and peaceful atmospheres.

Applying a new stain to an outdoor deck is a good DIY project

Grow Herb Gardens Indoors

Nothing feels as good as seeing new plants poke out of the earth to signal the coming of spring. Even if the ground is still frozen, sellers can recreate the feeling by planting indoor herb gardens. They can pot some cuttings of thyme, basil, rosemary, and other herbs and place them in their kitchen windows. Once the ground thaws, they can transplant their little gardens outdoors.

Use Decor to Brighten Areas of your Home

Spring is the perfect time to bring some greenery indoors. Adorning pillar candles with blades of grass emphasizes a plant that is rarely appreciated up close. It also unifies a variety of candles. This project requires 3 items:

  • Blades of grass (wheatgrass can be used)
  • Light-colored candles
  • All-purpose glue stick (nonflammable)

Homeowners can apply adhesive to single blades of grass and affix them to the candles. The bottom of the blades can be folded underneath. To mimic natural growth, they can use blades with varying lengths and space them well. When done, they can display the candles on shelves or mantels.

Painting walls is inexpensive and looks great!

Painting is the Cheapest & Easiest DIY Project

A fresh coat of paint can transform a tired room into a vibrant vision. However, choosing the perfect shade can be a time-consuming and nerve-wrecking process. Thankfully, many paint manufacturers provide various tools to help homeowners choose the perfect color. Sellers can choose paint samples in different colors and apply them on the walls they’d like to paint. Color samples help homeowners visualize how an area will look before they invest time and money on large painting projects.

Decorate with Spring Colors

Yellow spells spring and beautifully reflects red and green. In red light, it looks reddish, and in green light, it looks greenish. However, it is the most difficult color to hide and should be chosen with care. Also, two coats are a must when painting. Nervous homeowners can start small; they can paint picture frames before moving onto large pieces like dining chairs. Before painting rooms yellow, sellers must consider the furniture. Yellow is rich with wood, unexpected with neutrals, sunny with light blues, and radiant with orange and red.

Spring is a time of rebirth and rejuvenation, when everything is green and fresh. Home sellers looking to attract buyers must decorate their homes with the season in mind. Spring is the busiest season for buying and selling property so it is important for your clients to stand out from other home sellers.

What DIY Projects will you share with your clients this spring? Check out the iHOUSE blog for more DIY ideas!

Ronique Gibson

By Ronique Gibson

Ronique Gibson is an Associate Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, who has been in the design industry for over 13 years. She started her design blog in 2009 and today it has become a premier destination for helping homeowners with everyday lifestyle challenges. Her readers check in daily for help with their homes, DIY project ideas, recipes, crafts, and inspiration to beautify and enjoy their homes.