Easy and Affordable Spring Home Improvement Projects

The beautiful spring weather is coming to Central and South Central, PA, and this is the perfect time to tackle some home improvement projects. The best part… many of these projects are an easy and affordable way to add more appeal to your home for you and future buyers! Check out these easy and affordable home improvement projects to complete while enjoying the beautiful spring weather!

Easy Landscaping Projects

Spring is the perfect time to clean up those flowers beds and prep for beautiful summer plants.  Do you have some bushes or flowers you have been meaning to dig up? Now is the perfect time to tackle those big projects you have been putting off. Get the whole family outside to pull weeds, mulch and give your landscaping a fresh, clean look.

You will be ready to add lots of flowers and potted plants this summer! If you live in an area with lots of bugs, you can make your outdoor living space more inviting by choosing herbs and flowers that repel mosquitos and other outdoor pests. Try lemon grass, magnolia, basil and mint leaves. This will also provide some fresh herbs for cooking and cocktails all summer long. Check out this video from HGTV for tips on the best plants and herbs to repel bugs.

Entrance to a home through a beautiful garden, highlighted by rose and blue hydrangeas.

Powerwash Your House: 

If you live in South Central PA, you know your home withstands a lot from the elements throughout the year. Give your siding and other outdoor areas, such as children’s play sets, your wood deck or patio, a quick and thorough cleaning with a powerwasher. If you don’t have a power washer, considering borrowing from a neighbor. You can also get a refurbished powerwasher at the Home Depot for as low as $99.00.


Cleaning wooden deck with pressure washer

Paint your front door and shutters:

One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to upgrade the look of your home is to add paint!

Add a new coat of paint to your doors and shutters to give an immediate update to your home’s curb appeal. Thankfully paint is a simple and affordable home improvement making this a great opportunity to go with a more trendy design and color. Light and bright colors are trending for 2024. Check out the top 10 front door colors posted by Martha Stewart Living.

View of a Beautiful House and Front Door on a London Street

Install a Programmable Thermostat :

We are all looking for opportunities to save money. This is an indoor project that will save you money all year round. A programmable thermostat gives you the ability to determine when you want your heating and cooling systems to turn on, especially when you are not at home. By programming your thermostat, you are not heating or cooling your home when no one is in it. If you are planning a family hike/outing, you can set your heat or air to turn off when you leave in the morning and turn on an hour before you get home. Prices vary from $30 – $100. Check out Amazon to find the right choice for your budget.

Saving money, home loan, mortgage, a property investment for future concept : A man hand putting money coin over small residence house and money bag with nature background. A sustainable investment.

Spring is the perfect time to tackle these home improvement projects! If you have some bigger projects on your to-do list, take advantage of our Home Equity Loan Special. Use the equity in your home to create your perfect kitchen, bathroom or outdoor living space. Contact our expert loan staff for more information.