As the days get longer and things get a little brighter inside your house, it becomes easier to notice the places that could use a little extra TLC. It’s the perfect time to work on simple home improvement projects.

Here’s a checklist you can work on so your home will be vibrant and welcoming:



When light reflects off your floors, you really start to notice the imperfections. If you’ve been waiting to screen and recoat your hardwood floor to give it a new shine, now’s the perfect time to do it. If you’re replacing tile, vinyl or linoleum flooring, a heat gun is a great tool to help soften the adhesive for easy removal. The Wagner HT3500 digital heat gun offers 12 precise temperature settings, making it an easy-to-use tool for do-it-yourselfers.


One of the easiest ways to fill your rooms with warmth is to give them a fresh coat of paint. A lot of sunlight will help you choose the color that works best with your room, so choose a color during the day, when natural light shines into the room.


Spring is a great time to take a look at your window treatments and see if they could use a little love. Cleaning your blinds and washing your curtains can give your indoor space a little extra life. If you’re repainting, you also may want to consider repainting or restaining your window frames. You also can use a heat gun to help you remove old paint or varnish from your frames.



The next time you use your deck or lanai, you’ll probably notice plenty of debris that’s collected over the past year. Start by giving it a good spray with the hose to clear away everything. If you plan on staining or repainting, mild temperatures are ideal. If you get it done now, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy it throughout the year.


Since you’re freshening up the rest of your house, don’t forget the bathrooms. Besides simply scrubbing your tub, cleaning and regrouting bathroom tile is an easy way to get your bathroom looking clean and bright. This project can be done over a weekend and is simple enough for most homeowners to handle.

By taking some time to tackle these projects now, you’ll give yourself a whole summer of relaxing in the warmth of your newly refreshed home. For more project ideas, how-to videos and information on tools for painting, staining and other home improvement tasks, visit