Future Military Homeowners’ Ultimate Guide to Spring Home Maintenance

Spring has finally arrived.

For homeowners, this is the perfect time to do check-up on your place to make sure it’s in tip-top shape. Regular, preventative home maintenance helps you spot potential problems early on and avoid expensive repairs down the road. The season is also great for picking up that renovation project you have been neglecting on account of winter—little touch-ups here and there are sure to add value to your home.

Future Military Homeowners is here to help make your spring home improvement routine easier with this handy roundup of informative posts.

Curb Appeal for Spring Time To-dos

A little bit of curb appeal can go a long way when sprucing up your home for spring.

To-dos outside the home

Winter might have made your front porch yawn worthy, but it doesn’t have to stay that way with these 6 simple DIY projects. Add curb appeal by dressing up your mailbox and front door. Also be sure to do a power wash to get rid of the winter grime.

To prepare for the summer heat, it’s always a good idea to make sure your air conditioning is running efficiently. Clogged units may lower the air quality inside your home and introduce allergens. Check out these tips on how to inspect the grill on outdoor A/C units and the filter on indoor blowers.

Your roof is your first line of defense against the elements. Take a day to clean out the gutters and check for possible leaks. Unevenness or cracks on the roof may be signs that you should call in a professional. To conduct a more detailed evaluation of your home, look at the seals on windows and doors and the sturdiness of the siding.

Depending on how ambitious you are, you could be aching to fix every aspect of your home by yourself. But here are five projects that you will want to leave to the professionals. Plumbing and electrical work, for example, are quite complicated—not to mention dangerous—for the rookie DIY lover.

To-dos inside the home

This spring, put home inventory on your maintenance checklist. Having a home inventory helps shield you against damages caused by burglary, natural disasters and other unexpected events. While cataloging your possessions, you may realize that you own things that haven’t been touched in years. Cut the junk in your home and improve your quality of life with this how-to.

How can you tune-up your home without the proper tools? A functional toolbox should contain most of the items on this list. For those of us on a tighter budget or just want a starter version for day-to-day fixes, this $85 tool kit sounds like a fantastic idea.

A dated bathroom in your new home is probably an eyesore. But most of us don’t want to shell out the big bucks on renovation — here are five inexpensive, hassle-free ways to fix up your bathroom. A new layer of wallpaper, frosted lighting and unique door handles on cabinets are just some of the painless remodeling tricks.

If you have kitchen makeover on your mind, then this post is the perfect starter guide. Get tips from field expert on how to improve the looks of kitchen counter tops, cabinets, floor, lighting, and more. The best part? There’s no high price tag.

Live green

With warm days ahead, get a home energy audit to make sure all of your appliances are at their operational efficiency. Efficient machines save you money on utility bills and let you live green, on base and at home.

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