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ImproveNet Monthly Roundup: March 2018

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By on Mar 28, 2018
ImproveNet Monthly Roundup: March 2018

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As of March 20, spring is officially here! In some parts of the country, it may not feel like it quite yet, but it probably has you thinking about spring cleaning and all the home improvement projects you’re getting ready to tackle.

To get you ready for the season ahead, we’ve covered plenty of topics in March that should help you prepare. Catch up with the latest from ImproveNet in this month’s monthly round up.

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Rules Of Sustainability

Rules To Follow For A Sustainable Home

As a new season approaches, you might be considering some of the lifestyle changes you can make in your home. Practicing habits of sustainability can help you not only save money on bills, but creating less waste as well. To create a greener household, you need to create new habits for you and your family. Megan Wild, editor of Your Wild Home, shares some of her best advice in Rules To Follow For A Sustainable Home.

Bathroom Projects That Will Increase Your Home's Value

Bathroom Projects That Will Increase Your Home’s Value

Do you ever wonder what home projects are best for you to invest in? The bathroom and the kitchen should be your main areas of focus when it comes to finding ways to increase the value of your home. This is especially important if you plan on selling your home. “I think a well-done bathroom appeals to a potential buyer because it takes the room past just functional and makes it an inviting space, a space that the buyer can see themselves in. People buy homes they can see themselves living in,” Emily Hoefler said kitchen and bath specialist at Renovations Group Inc.

To see what improvements are worth both your time and money, read Bathroom Projects That Will Increase Your Home’s Value.

Shrub Maintenance Tips

Shrub Maintenance Tips

Shrubs are great to help your landscaping look its best year-round. But, in order to stay healthy and looking good, they’ll need yearly maintenance. Having the right timing and equipment to do so is what you’ll need to make a difference. Depending on the type of shrub you have, spring might be the right time to prune for a beautiful-looking plant. See more tips by reading Shrub Maintenance Tips.

How To Get Rid Of Ants

How To Get Rid Of Ants

With warm weather nearing, you might start to find a few insects around the home. Common bug most homeowners deal with at some point or another are ants. “In all reality, ants are never really far from us. They say the combined weight of all the ants in the world is more than the combined weight of all the humans in the world. While I don’t know if that is completely true, it just goes to prove the point that we will always be dealing with ants in some sort of way,” Bill Hastings, branch manager of Rose Pest Control Solutions, said.

Now is the perfect time to start inspecting your home and stop the ants before they enter. Eliminating access to any food sources is a great place to start pest prevention during your spring cleaning this year. See How To Get Rid Of Ants for more tips.

2018 Landscaping & Garden Trends

It’s finally here! The 2018 landscaping and garden trends have arrived just in time for you to start planning what your yard will look like this season. As overall trends point to overall home health and self-care, it’s no surprise that creating a garden retreat tops our list of top landscaping trends this year. See the rest of what will be popular in 2018 Landscaping & Garden Trends.

Conclusion

The end of March means a spring full of possibilities ahead. What home improvement projects will you tackle as the nicer weather approaches? Next month, we’ll be sharing our best tips to improve your vegetable garden as well as how you can decorate your entryway for spring.

Did you miss last month’s roundup of ImproveNet’s top stories? Read ImproveNet Monthly Roundup: February 2018.

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