The weather has finally started to get warmer, and some of you may well be thinking about you summer holiday. For many homeowners however, summer is the perfect time to start thinking about home improvements. After all, the weather is fine and dry, so you’re less likely to be caught in a downpour while your roof is being altered. Your home improvements may also require you to have your doors and windows constantly open, which in winter would mean you’d freeze, but in the summer, is actually quite welcome. So before I start waxing lyrical further about summer, let’s take a look at the top five home improvements you should be considering.
The outside of your house is the first thing anyone will see, so it’s important to make a great first impression. Give your house plenty of kerb appeal by sanding down your window and door frames and giving everything a fresh coat of paint. You might want to take the opportunity to replace the glass window panes – or at least give your windows a good old wash. After all, the sun is renowned for showing up dust.
While you’re focused on the exterior of your house, get stuck into the gardening which you’ve been neglecting over the winter. Make sure you mow the lawn, fertilise the soil, and give the plants some much needed water. You can use this time when your garden is looking prim and proper to create a patio area where you can sit and enjoy the summer sunshine. So what are you waiting for? Do the work now and you’ll profit big time in the summer.
If you’re hoping to extend your house with a garage/ loft conversion or by building a conservatory, it’s always a good idea to wait until the drier summer months. There’s a lot to organise when it comes to extensions on your home, so make sure you start in plenty of time. Of course, if your garden is south facing, the ideal type of extension to go for is a conservatory – this not only lets in plenty of light, but will also get the warmth from the sun too – an added benefit.
More and more people are starting to do their bit for the environment these days, and solar panels have really taken off in many parts of the UK. By installing your solar panels in the summer, you’ll save up loads of useful energy to keep you going through the cold winter months – try it today and see what a difference it makes to your energy bills.
Kitchen and Bathroom Focus
With house prices soaring at the moment, many people are looking for ways to add extra value to their homes. Two of the most important rooms to get right in any house are the kitchen and the bathroom. Make yours look striking and you’re halfway to selling your house for a great price. It doesn’t have to be expensive – a lick of paint here and some new tiles there could be all you need.
Can you think of any more home improvements ideal for the summer time?