The vibrant warmth of summer days make it a great time to refresh your living space. The sunshine means more pleasant weather days for construction, and summer vacation can make it easier for the kids to deal with disruptions in their daily routine. Here are some great ways to assess any winter damage and restore your home to its natural beauty.
Replace your siding
Cold winter winds and ice can be hard on the sides of your house. Replacing the siding is a great aesthetic investment and also increases the longevity of your home, and helps reduce energy costs.
Install a new cooling system
Replace those window units with a new full-home AC system or in-wall units that can help keep your home cool during the hot summer months. If you’re looking for a more energy-efficient solution, whole house fans work together with your existing ceiling fans, pulling air from the openings in your house and pushing it through the attic and roof.
Build a deck
One of the most popular summer additions, adding a wooden deck can be a great investment in your property and lots of fun for the whole family. The best part? Decks depreciate slowly, adding additional value for years to come.
Upgrade your windows
Updating your single-pane windows to double pane is a win-win for both energy efficiency and safety. Simultaneously, paint your window panes to freshen up the overall look of your home.
Invest in landscaping
Not only does landscaping add incredible value to your home, but it is also one of the least expensive home renovations. Reseeding your lawn, adding flowers, trees and outdoor safety lighting will make your property shine.
Update your kitchen
With more opportunities to grill outside, summer may be a perfect time to update your appliances in the kitchen. A new stove, refrigerators and countertops can re-energize your space and are great investments. You may even want to build an outdoor kitchen, including a grill, refrigerator and sink to provide a dedicated outdoor entertaining space.
Rehab your driveway and sidewalks
Fill in any cracks in your sidewalk and seal your driveway to prevent injuries and normal wear-and-tear during the winter months.
Focus on the interior
New artwork and shelves are small add-ons that make a big difference. Even small touches like adding contact paper to line the inside of your kitchen drawers can help make your kitchen even more homey.
Add a splash of color
Painting projects inside and outside your home add a spirit of renewal — perfect for spring and summer. Consider hiring a professional to save time and money from having the painting done correctly the first time.
Summertime provides abundant opportunities to renovate your home, and a mortgage specialist can help you navigate them all. We’re experts at helping homeowners finance their most adventurous projects and can’t wait to talk with you. Contact Ed Currie today for a free consultation! For more tips and our latest updates, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Pinterest!