The summer is one of the better times to undertake – or commission – home improvement projects, especially those that could be stalled by uncertain weather conditions at other times of the year. Here are some of the projects you could consider that will not only add to your enjoyment of your home this summer but to its overall value as well if and when the time comes to sell up and move on.
Improve Your Outdoor Living Environment
Outdoors is the place everyone wants to be in the summertime, especially when it comes to entertaining. There are a myriad of ways you can improve your outdoor living space this summer, from the smallest tweaks, planting new grass or giving your overall landscaping set up a tweak, to larger projects such as building a new deck or even commissioning an upgrade to your swimming pool.
One project that continues to be a hot trend among homeowners is the creation of an outdoor kitchen. Such things go beyond the simple barbeque set up and actually bring a functional kitchen space outdoors, complete in some cases with oven, fridge and a complete set of work surfaces. This video chronicles the creation of an outdoor kitchen from start to finish. Give it a watch for a little inspiration:
The summer is the perfect time to change the look and feel of all kinds of spaces in and around your home simply by adding a fresh coat of paint. When doing so though, think beyond simply slapping new paint on the walls. Clever, but not as hard as you think painting techniques like ragging and swirling can not only add a fresh injection of color to your home but new depths and textures as well. Need a hand getting started? This video demonstrates some of the basics very well:
Replace Old Windows
If your windows have not been replaced in the last decade or so this summer would be the perfect time to do so. New windows will not only improve the look of your home but they will also make it far more energy efficient, a change you should see in your utility bills if nowhere else!