National Home Improvement Month: Tips for a Home Refresh

Colonial two-story home with large front porch

May is National Home Improvement Month! As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, it's the perfect time to breathe new life into your living space. Whether you're looking to revamp your kitchen, upgrade your landscaping, or tackle that long-overdue bathroom renovation, Neighborly has you covered. 

Our friendly and experienced service professionals work with rigorous quality standards to help turn your home improvement dreams into reality. Neighborly’s trusted network of local home service brands is dedicated to connecting you with reliable and skilled professionals in your area. When it comes to repairing, maintaining, or enhancing your home, Neighborly is here to give your home the makeover it deserves. Visit or download the Neighborly App today to explore our services and connect with a local Neighborly pro.


Mr. Rooter

Invest in Sustainable Features – If you are thinking of updating your bathroom, investing in a few eco-friendly upgrades is both good for the environment and can lead to a higher return on investment when you decide it’s time to move. Installing a tankless water heater or a water-conserving toilet can make your bathroom more sustainable.

Mr. Electric

Install Ceiling Fans – If you want a new look in your home, ceiling fans are a great place to start. Ceiling fans are a great way to raise the value of your home. They provide a nice, cool breeze that makes rooms more comfortable, can help you save on energy costs, and are also decorative.

Precision Door Service

Replace Your Garage Door – Replacing your garage door can significantly increase the value and curb appeal of your home with a variety of designs to suit your home’s aesthetic. Choosing an experienced, highly-rated company can save money in the long term and give you peace of mind that your garage door is functioning optimally.

Aire Serv

Utilize a Zoning System – A worthwhile HVAC upgrade to consider is a zoning system. This allows you to regulate the temperature levels throughout different areas of your home to help keep every nook and cranny comfortable. They also help reduce energy consumption by allowing you to adjust temperatures in your home according to use.

Mr. Appliance

● Install Kitchen Ventilation – Your kitchen is the heart of the house. Making sure your cooktop is properly ventilated can help improve the overall air quality in your home and can even add a decorative touch to the space. Mr. Appliance can help you determine which type of system is right for your kitchen.



Molly Maid

Keep Your Bedroom Clean – To enjoy a more peaceful bedroom environment, it's essential to keep things clean, neat, and organized. Make decluttering a daily routine for your bedroom. Wash your bedding weekly, and air out your bedroom by opening windows as much as possible to keep it smelling fresh. 

The Grounds Guys

Landscape with Retaining Walls – Retaining walls help to manage a sloping landscape, but they can also add character and beauty to your property. Transform your yard by using retaining walls to add terraces filled with flowers, herbs, vegetable gardens, or even small fruit trees to your property. 


Declutter – Whether you're downsizing, making a long-distance move, or simply looking for a refresh, you may be inspired to get rid of clutter. In each room, note what the room is used for and remove anything that doesn't pertain to that use. Utilizing bins for items to keep, donate, sell, or discard is helpful when dealing with a large decluttering task.

Window Genie

Install Decorative Window Film – Decorative window film is a simple alternative to etched or stained glass. It can enhance the look of your windows and provide some extra privacy. A window film can give you a similar look to stained or artisan glass, and provide the privacy you want, at a fraction of the price.

Dryer Vent Wizard

Inspect Your Dryer for Allergens – When you hear the word “allergies”, it’s easy to think of the more common allergens like pollen and dust, but there are several hidden allergens in homes that can cause a host of health issues. Inspect your dryer vents for mold, lint or animal droppings, and give Dryer Vent Wizard a call to remove dangerous foreign objects.   

Mosquito Joe

Keep Pests at Bay – Invest in an automatic mosquito misting system if you’re looking for a more powerful solution to handle a mosquito problem for outside areas. These devices can be set up to release a mosquito repellent at specific intervals, according to your liking, killing any pests that might be around.



Five Star Painting

Paint Your Front Door – Whether you choose to add some color to the exterior or interior, either option will give a whole new, updated look to your home. A great area of your home to paint is the doors, especially the front door. This is one of the first things you notice when entering a home and has a big impact on the overall look.

Glass Doctor

Install New Windows – Windows can set the tone for your home’s aesthetic and enhance your living space’s comfort. Choosing the right window for you comes down to thinking about where you live, where the window would go, and what your goals are. The experts at Glass Doctor® can help you pick the perfect look and feel for your home.

Mr. Handyman

Install Crown Molding – The best way to elevate your living space and make your ceiling appear higher is by installing crown molding. Not only is crown molding classic and timeless, but it also draws the eye upward. This will make the rooms in your home seem bigger than they are.


Organize Your Laundry Room – Laundry is a chore we all must tackle, but a refresh of your laundry space can make for a much more enjoyable experience. Glide-out shelving is the perfect solution to organize and maximize the space in your laundry room. A hanging rod is also a convenient solution for drying these items.