It may be only February, but March will be coming in like a lion and leaving like a lamb soon. Spring is right around the corner so it’s time to plan now to refresh your home’s exterior to showcase your windows and doors.
Here are five Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro tips for spring that are sure to improve your curb appeal and the view from the back patio, too!
#1. Refresh Your Window Boxes & Deck Containers
Your window boxes — and plant containers sitting on external window sills or decks — are the perfect accessories to bring the colors of spring into your outdoor spaces. They add incomparable splashes of color that are perfect for both lower and upper stories. And, if you plan things right, you will have a floral element that changes as the weather warms and cools again next fall. Talk to your local horticulturist or garden store for tips and suggestions on plant varieties and care.
#2. Plant for Summer Now!
Your flower beds and shrubs near the house will soon be bursting forth with new foliage and blossoms. Take time now to check fertilization schedules, plant replacement and pruning needs. Remember that casement and awning windows on the ground floor may interfere with plant growth, so if you need to replace any plants or shrubs that did not survive the winter weather, choose plant varieties that are low to the ground and spread horizontally rather than vertically.
#3. Add a Pergola or Archway by Doors, Windows, Gates
For a unique twist on the traditional entrance elements near your patio doors or gates, consider adding a pergola or arch. You can even adorn a window with a small pergola, and with a few hand tools and some DIY ingenuity, you can finish this project in a weekend, including adding plants that will grow into a beautiful shade feature as the season evolves.
#4. Explore Window Shutter Options
Whether you live in a historic district or just love the way shutters give a home a more traditional vibe, shutters are an easy, and typically inexpensive, way to update your home’s curb appeal. Be careful to use the correct size and shape to complement your windows. And, use extra cause not to place screws or nails directly into any part of your window because doing so may void all or part of your warranty package.
#5. Add a Pretty Shelf Above, Beneath or Beside Your Windows
A simple shelf properly placed can make a stunning first impression. Choose a length and width that complements your decorating scheme. Paint and texture your board. Then, top with a few potted plants, seasonal vases or decorative urns. Remember that you can either go for a symmetrical design where all the vessels are the same shape and height or mix things up with various sizes, shapes, colors and materials. You decide what tone and attitude you want to display.
Spring is the Perfect Time to Update Replacement Window Exterior Window Treatments & Decorative Elements
We hope that these five Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro tips will inspire you to refresh your home’s appearance just in time for warmer weather.
If you haven’t yet updated your New Jersey or New York metropolitan home with energy efficient windows and patio doors, we invite you to learn more about out modern, high-performance replacement window and patio door styles and accessories.
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