How to Refresh Your Space for Spring

by Shea Homes on March 24, 2017

Spring Home Refresh

Spring is the season of renewal. It’s when the daylight hours stretch out later and gardens begin to bloom. Perhaps that’s why it is such a popular time to clean, organize and begin new DIY projects. It’s also a great time of year for a total space refresh of finding a new home to call your own. In the spirit of springtime, we’ve created a list of our favorite tips for cleaning, gardening and house hunting, along with a few of our favorite DIY projects, too.

Spring Cleaning Tips

Looking for a greener way to get your home sparkling clean? Push harsh chemicals aside and break out the distilled white vinegar and newspaper – just like grandma used to. It’s time to clean and polish everything from the windows to floors with green spring cleaning tips.

Indoor and Outdoor Gardening Tips for Spring

Outdoor Patio Idea

Spring means it’s officially gardening season! From adding potted plants to your patio to bringing a hint of the outdoors inside, spring is all about adding the beauty of the warmer seasons to your home. Ready to start your next gardening project? Follow Shea Homes on Pinterest or jump right in with some of our tips from the post below.

And don’t think that gardening is reserved for green-thumbs only. You can create your own natural work of art with an easy-to-care for succulent terrarium. See our step-by-step instructions on how to build your own terrarium in the link below.

Spring DIY Ideas

DIY Gallery Wall How-To

Is the DIY bug biting you this spring? Get inspired with projects that will enhance your home and your budget. To help you get started, we included four fun ideas below. From adding greenery to your home décor to planning for grown-up gatherings, each of these DIY projects can be done in a day!

Make Your Own Farmers’ Market Tote

Materials Needed:

  • Printable farmers’ market tote template
  • 8.5 x 11 printable iron-on transfer paper (found at any craft store)
  • Canvas or muslin tote bag
  • Scissors
  • Iron and ironing board


  1. Download the template and print it on the 8.5 x 11 transfer paper
  2. Cut the template out
  3. Iron the tote for a wrinkle-free surface
  4. Place the template cut-out face down in the center of the bag
  5. Iron the template onto the bag – be sure to iron out the edges as well
  6. Turn off the iron and let the bag and the template cool
  7. Peel (carefully!) the paper off the bag and you’re all set!
  8. Print or Pin this template for your project:

Free Iron On Farmer's Market Tote Printable

House Hunting Tips for Spring

House Hunting Tips

Feeling ready to finally make a move to a new house this year? Refresh your entire space by finally moving into a dream home customized just for you! We have a lot of information to help you along your journey. From navigating open houses to touring a site for your new home, you’ll be covered.

What projects are you going to tackle this spring? Tweet us your ideas @Shea_Homes or follow us on Pinterest to get inspired!

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Colleen Rand April 29, 2017 at 9:01 am

Great, innovative ideas! Thanks


Latic Hearst April 30, 2017 at 3:27 am

Great article with fantastic tips! I’ve been planning a Sring”green cleaning” regiment and felt i over-complicated something that could be simpler. Stumbling upon your article right on time, encouraged me to joyfully begin. I must say, easy peasy..usually i just cook with vinegar


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