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9 Home Improvements To Consider This Summer

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With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about all of the home improvements you’re going to be doing. With the longer days, DIY sales and warmer weather, summer is the perfect time to start all of the renovations you’ve been planning over winter and spring. Whether it’s updating a couple of bits and pieces or completely renovating some of your rooms, there’s no better time to get started. With that in mind, here are 9 home improvements you may want to consider this time of year:

Updating The Windows In Your House

One of the best things you can do during summer is to update the windows in your house, ready for the cold months ahead. If you are looking to invest in double glazing, getting everything done and dusted before it starts to get colder is the best way to ensure your house stays warm and is protected from any damp. If you’re unsure about whether or not double glazing or any form of window upgrade is for you, you may want to consider a renewal by Andersen brand windows.

Renovating Your Garden Ready For Garden Parties

Summer is well known for its garden parties and get-togethers, so you need to be sure you are as prepared as you can be for all of the people that are going to be spending time in your garden. Whether you renovate the entire space or you add a couple of touches to make it more inviting, your garden should be one of your main priorities during the summer months. If you are struggling for inspiration or you don’t know where to start when it comes to making your garden a place people want to be, you can visit this site here.

Creating A New Relaxing Space Indoors

Although people are going to spending a lot of time in your garden if you’re going to be inviting people around, you need to have a space for those that prefer to be indoors. Whether they’re not a fan of the warm weather or they prefer to be in a quiet environment, having space for people to go to relax is important. It could be space in your lounge, a conservatory or even a basement or loft conversion! The possibilities are endless.

Installing Or Repairing Your Flooring

During the colder months, you will probably have spent a lot of your time at home indoors and as a result, your flooring may have suffered a little bit of wear and tear. If this is the case, summer is the best time to get this fixed as you have the opportunity to bring everything outside in the sun whilst you work on the floor. Although you need a nice sunny day in order to do it, the chances of this happening are much higher in summer. For a guide to repairing your flooring, you can visit this site here.

Redecorating The Rooms That Need A Little TLC

If you have a couple of rooms that need a little TLC, summer is the best time to get them done. Not only is it much cheaper to buy DIY equipment in all of the hardware sales, but you have a lot more daylight hours in order to get your renovations finished. With at least 12 hours of light during the summer, you could have a room finished in one to days. The best thing to do in this case is to prioritize the rooms you want to get done first, working about the best possible way to get them done in the shortest amount of time.

Adding A Conservatory Or Extension

Whilst this may be one of the most expensive suggestions on the list, having a new conservatory or extension installed is a great way to increase the space in your home. If you’re struggling when it comes to space or you want to add an additional family room to your home, conservatories and extensions are a great option. With a lot of dry weather over summer, now is the best time to start planning when you want them to be built.

Renovating Or Upcycling Your Furniture

For an affordable way to give a new look to your home, you may want to consider renovating or upcycling your old furniture. With a couple of tools and some creativity, you could transform your existing furniture into something that looks as though it is completely brand new. Whilst you may need to search online for inspiration, often you find that the best place to start is to consider what it is you want to create, and what you can use to create it. From here, you can use bits and pieces to build absolutely anything you want.

Repairing Your Roofing From Any Bad Winter Weather

If you have experienced bad weather throughout winter, you may find that your roof has suffered from some damaged. If this is the case, summertime is the best time to consider getting these fixed. Not only is it much better weather to be doing work outside, but the weather means your roof will be protected for as long as it can before the bad weather returns. If you experience the same problems year after years, you may want to consider replacing the whole thing to ensure it is as safe as it can be.

Installing A New Kitchen Or Bathroom

Finally, for those that want to really upgrade their home, having a new kitchen or bathroom installed could be the perfect renovation choice. Not only will this make your home feel as though it is brand new again, but it will give you an opportunity to go for a more modern, stylish look – especially if you still have the kitchen or bathroom that your home had when you first moved in.

Are you looking to improve your home this summer? What can you do to get your home feeling brand new again? Let me know in the comments section below.


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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