With lighter evenings and better weather, it always feels much easier to get more done during the summer months. If you feel this way and are keen to make some home improvements this summer, the following article will talk you through just some of the things you could consider.
You know your home best, so consider what you are hoping to achieve. Do you want to increase its value? Or maybe you’re wanting to make it more functional? Whatever your reason for wanting to make changes, this summer could be the perfect opportunity to do so.
Starting to think about making these changes now means you can plan well in advance and are far more likely to get them done in good time.
As hard as many of us try to live a clutter-free life, it can be difficult, particularly if you share a home with others whether that be children or housemates. Adding more storage to your home is always a good idea.
With additional storage, you will be able to create a more calming environment, free from clutter which will help you to relax more at home. If you don’t want to eat into your floor space, look for options to use unused or awkward spaces, such as built in storage for bay windows.
Upgrading your heating in winter can be incredibly invasive. Having to go hours or even days without heating whilst it gets replaced can be very inconvenient, especially if you work from home. That is why it makes much more sense to do so during summer. Look into whether you would benefit from upgrading to a newer, more efficient boiler.
As well as a boiler, there may be other heat-saving measures that you can put in place. This could include replacing doors or windows or making and installing some homemade draught excluders.
Tend to your gutters
Gutters often have to battle through a lot during autumn and winter. Whether it’s downpours of rain, freezing over in the snow, or housing lots of leaves, they have to withstand a lot. As a result, they can begin to sag, leak, become blocked, or break away from your home entirely.
Due to their positioning, fixing gutters can be dangerous. Therefore, no matter what work they need, whether it be unblocking or replacing, it is often best to enlist the services of a professional.
Lots of us put off painting due to how long it takes. Having to wait long periods in between coats means that painting even a small space can span across several weekends. Re-painting the high-traffic areas in your home, such as hallways, can give the space a new lease of life, and doing so in summer means you can keep the doors open, allowing the paint to dry much faster and meaning you don’t have to endure to the strong smell either.