Summer is the ideal season for home improvements, largely because of the accommodating and more reliant weather. And, with more residents able to work from home and with flexible hours, there’s an even greater opportunity to renovate a property during this warmer period. You’ll want to make sure that the jobs you take on, however, are those that can’t be done during colder months that is the renovations that require you to expose your home or spend time outside.
Fortunately, there are a number of home improvement tasks that fit this description and, if you’re ready to improve your home’s appeal and value this summer, we’ve got the best ideas for you!
New Colour, New Style
Painting during the summer season is advantageous for a number of reasons. Open windows mean better ventilation, making the scent of paint more bearable within the home while simultaneously allow the paint to dry more neatly and quickly. Clear skies also allow for the efficient painting of outdoor walls too.
Tame The Garden
The full summer sun can lead to sudden and problematic growth of wild plants in your garden. If these plants aren’t controlled properly or entirely removed, they can end up causing significant problems during winter, infiltrating and damaging your property, as is the result of unchecked Japanese knotweed growth. Some weeds can even be harmful, such as hemlock and hogweed, which is why it is important to ensure your garden’s natural activity is monitored and tamed.
Replace Your Shed
Often built and then forgotten, sheds are becoming increasingly outdated not only for their appearance but also for their utility. There are a number of potential outbuildings, such as log cabins and summer houses that can be better enjoyed than a shed, which is why more residents across the country are reflecting on their garden storage. A room to keep bikes and tools is much less appealing than a cinema space or home office!
Repair Your Exterior
Your first port of call for any clear summer day should be to fully examine your property’s exterior. Small issues, such as loose roof tiles or fractured sills can quickly lead to leaks or further deterioration, often which creates significant damage and repair costs. A single afternoon spent closely examining your pipes, windows, and roof can ultimately save you discomfort and money.
Drains And Gutters
A part of your home checks should be drains and gutters, each of which needs to be properly cleaned, especially before autumn and winter roll around. If they are neglected, they can become damaged and cause leaks or floods. If you are planning on leaving your home for a holiday then be sure to check them before you go, or else risk coming back to an unpleasant situation!
Clear Out The Mess
Sunny days are ideal for clearing out your garage, basement, garden, and shed of all the clutter they inevitably accumulate through the year. By taking each item outside, you will both be able to deep clean the room they’ve come from and review their necessity, allowing you to clear your home of the items that aren’t needed or valued.