7 Simple Home Improvement Tips for Summer – words Alexa Wang

Owning a home can be a lot of hard work, as there is always something that needs to be done, from repainting the walls through to fixing leaky taps.

However, it is a good idea to leave many home improvement jobs until the turn of the spring or summertime when the cold weather has passed. The bright natural light can give your entire home a fresh new look and it is a great time to spruce up your property on the outside and the inside.

Below are a few simple home improvement tips for summer that are best to do when the weather begins to warm up.

 

Clear the Gutters

There are lots of different things that you can do to your home to give it a fresh new look in the warmer months and one of the first things that you should do is clear out the gutters. Gutters will get a build-up of grime from rotting leaves from the autumn and winter that will need to be cleaned out to stop the gutters from getting damaged.

Repaint

A fresh lick of paint outside and inside your home can make a huge difference to the way the property looks and feels. Make your home brighter and airier by using light colours and don’t forget to paint the window sills, doors and skirting boards, as well as the walls to give your entire home a fresh feel.

Add Outdoor Lighting

A few lamps can go a long way and if you plan on using your garden more in the summer months, then you should make it more inviting by installing some outdoor lights and lamps. Fairy lights in the trees work well, as do small lamps along the edge of a pathway or driveway and you can use specialist low voltage landscape lighting to keep the cost down.

Install Energy Efficient Windows

It is important to ensure that your home is as green as possible, so why not use the warmer weather as an opportunity to install some energy efficient windows? This can help you to save money on your utility bills in the future and it can also add value to your home. This is a big job, so it may be worth using a professional company to help with the build estimate.

Restore the garden bench

You don’t have to spend big to make improvements to your home. A lovely summer task could be to revamp the tired bits of furniture. A touch of paint on the garden bench can easily brighten up your garden.

Plant New Flowers

Plant some new flowers in pots that can be placed inside or outside and add some colour to your home.

Create an Outdoor Seating Area

Having decking in your garden is perfect for the summer; it looks great and is easy to maintain. Once this is done, buy a new barbecue, add some chairs and a table and invite some friend over. Who doesn’t enjoy summer soiree with their friends and family?

From repainting the garden shed to planting a vegetable patch, there are lots of simple things that you can do to improve your home and get it ready for the summer.

7 Simple Home Improvement Tips for Summer – words Alexa Wang

 

 

 

 

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