Spring is a great time for projects around your home. The tricky part can be budgeting for these improvements. Once you have the budgeting under control, you can plan the list you want to tackle this spring. Some of these projects you can tackle on your own, while others you will need to call a professional. Budgeting is always easier if you can complete the project yourself. Figuring out the cost ahead of time can help you plan. We have a list that gives you some estimates for your home improvement budgeting.
Do it yourself price: $200
Professional price: $1,500
One of the easiest home improvement projects is painting your house. It’s also a project that you can do yourself. The two things not to scrimp on during your budgeting is good paint and primer. Primer is used first to cover over the old paint. By using it, you ensure your new paint lasts longer. If you are only painting a few rooms in your house, you can do it yourself. But, if you are looking at painting the entire interior of your house, it’s better to hire a professional. It will cost more, but they will be able to finish it in a good time frame.
Do it yourself price: $300
Professional price: $470
The wear and tear on your house from storms can add a lot of dirt and debris to your siding. The best way to clean this is to use a power or pressure washer. You can do pressure washing yourself by renting a pressure washer. It doesn’t take a lot of skill. But, if you have a lot of mold or mildew on your siding, you will want to hire a professional. They will use a power washer. Power washers use very hot water to remove the more difficult debris.
Do it yourself price: $50
Professional price: $120
Your lawn needs regular maintenance during spring and summer. This is another easy project that you can do yourself. By doing it yourself, it helps your budgeting for home improvement. You will want to mow your grass, trim your hedges and plant new flowers for spring. For more intensive work such as installing sod, treating bugs or aeration, you will want to call a professional. Also, if you aren’t experienced in trimming your hedges, you will want a professional to tackle this job.
Do it yourself price: $30
Professional price: $150
Cleaning your gutters is really important in Florida. Leaves from storms can collect in your cutters and clog them. If you don’t clean your gutters, rain can fall directly from your roof down your siding to your foundation. This can cause serious issues in your home. Its worth taking the time to get on a ladder and rake out all of the debris. This will save your foundation from any water and structural damage.
If you are worried about potential injury from being on your roof, you will want to hire a professional. Also, if your gutters are completely packed with debris it’s a good idea to call a professional. A professional will also check your gutters for any potential damage and problems.