Summer is here. There’s no better season to work on home improvement projects than summertime. Get your home ready for your pool parties and backyard barbecues by doing maintenance and improvement work in your property.
Here are a few ideal tasks to take on this summer to get your home in great condition.
1. Re-side your exteriors
Old siding is quite known for developing mold and mildew over the years. When this happens, it may be that it is already past the point of a mere paint cover-up. Replacing your sidings is done best during the warm weather of summer.
2. Add some additional protection from the sun
Protect your home and your family from the sun’s scorching heat by adding some protection from it around your home. A few retractable rolling awnings over your deck or patio and some taller leafy plants can help shield your home from the sun’s harmful rays.
3. Give your front entry a makeover
Increase your home’s curb appeal by giving your front entry a facelift. You can choose to either give your door a new paint job or swap it out with a new replacement. You can also add to its aesthetics by replacing your home number and installing a wall-mounted mailbox beside it.
4. Reface your cabinets
If you’re still happy with how your cabinets are configured and laid out but just want to give it a makeover, then refacing them is a great project to take on this summer. A fresh new paint job and some new hardware should do the trick.
5. Replace your roofing
On average, the lifespan of a roof is 15 to 20 years. If your home is about that age, consider the preventive maintenance of replacing your roofs. Replacing your roof gives your home not just a fresh new look but protection from any damages caused by old and weathered roofs.
6. Install new countertops and backsplash
While installing new countertops and backsplash may seem like a year-round thing, the warm climate that summer brings makes it the best time to haul out the old materials and bring in the new ones to be installed. You don’t need to deal with frigid temperatures and icy sidewalks during summer.
7. Install new windows
More than just being an effective summer cooling solution to your home, replacing your windows is also a great winter investment since old and drafty windows account for heat loss during the colder winter months.
8. Install ceiling fans
Summertime brings in warmer weather, so it would be wise to add on to your air conditioning at home with a few ceiling fans. They help with air circulation and aren’t as expensive as running an air conditioner since they are a more energy-efficient option of cooling your home,
9. Build an outdoor kitchen
An outdoor kitchen is a perfect addition to any home, especially for those who like having outdoor barbecues in their backyards.
10. Power wash your walkways and driveway
Lastly, give your driveways and walkways a good power wash and scrubbing to take out all the grime and stains on them. Doing this will give your exterior a cleaner and more pleasant look.
What are some of the home improvement projects you have planned for this summer? Share them with us in the comments section below.