Old Home Renovations: 4 Updates To Make This Spring And Summer

On March 30, 2018 by Lizzie Weakley

Your old home is in need of a few updates to give it that fresh rejuvenated home feel. It looks like this year you will be doing a lot of work to achieve this end goal. This is good, because it means you take pride in your home to keep up on what is important. The following are four updates you might want to get around to completing in the spring and summer months.

A New Garage Door

If there is one thing that can spice up an older home, it is installing a new electric garage door. A garage door can get pretty beat up over years of use. So, replacing an old, rusty garage door will breathe new life in the way your home looks from the street view. Plus, it is nice to be able to open the garage with the click of a button by remote.


One of the important updates that would be economical for you to do this spring or summer is a heating unit installation. While this will require more expertise than you presently possess, you will want to work with a competent heating installation service provider: one of those nice family owned operations. This is one area of updating your home where a professional touch will make the job go much smoother.

Stripping And Repainting

When removing paint, you will want to use a delicate touch so as not to cause any damage. Using a solution of TSP (trisodium phosphate) and water can help to get stubborn paint off without ruining the surface where the paint is located. Since some old homes used lead paint, additional precautions may need to be taken for health reasons when stripping old paint. Next, check out the latest paint formulations so that you repaint your home with something that will not be harmful to you or the health of your family.

Replace Your Porch

Your front porch is an old creaky wooden porch that was built decades ago. It has stood up well over the years, but it is showing signs that it may someday collapse under enough weight stressing its boards. Once you remove the planks and fix up any damaged areas to the framing, it might be time to think about cementing this porch instead of sticking with replacement planks.

Spring is here and you will be fast at work on your updating efforts. There are many update projects you can do to improve the safety and inherent value of your home. So, do not hesitate to make the necessary updates that will help your home to be the perfect place to relax this year.

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