Monday, May 28, 2018

Best Home Improvement Projects for the Summer Months

Diana Smith is here today on the blog, she is one of my favorite guest hosts because she always has a great idea on home improvement.

Summer months aren’t only perfect for enjoying your beautiful Sydney home and garden, but also for doing some home improvement. Leaving big home improvement projects for the colder months with bad weather might prove to be problematic, and it might even cause the work to last longer. So, here are some of these projects which are perfect for summer.
If your windows are old and worn-out, they can make your whole home appear unattractive. However, the lack of appeal isn’t your only problem. Single-pane windows can be drafty and, above all, energy inefficient. So, this summer, invest in new, energy-efficient dual-pane windows. Not only will you stop losing heating and air-conditioning energy, but it will cancel the outside noise and make your home look better altogether. And while you’re installing new windows, consider getting roll-on mosquito screens. It will allow you to open your windows wide during the hot summer days and nights, without the annoyance of any flying insects. These are usually installed at the same time as the windows, which means you won’t lose any additional time on them.

There’s no better time to do some outdoor work on your home than the summer. And since summer months can be very hot and the sun merciless, you might want to think about the ways to protect yourself from it. Whether it’s above your patio, deck or most of your backyard, there are several options you can choose from. For example, you can get custom-fit shade sails in Sydney, which can cover big outdoor areas, while being affordable and easy to maintain. Other options include retractable waterproof awnings, various types of umbrellas, as well as a louvre or a retractable roof. Most of these will protect you not only from the sun, but from other elements as well, including rain and wind. This means that you can turn some of your outdoor space into living space for the summertime, no matter what the weather’s like.

Upgrading your air conditioning
The areas covered in concrete seem to keep growing from one year to the next in all big cities, including Sydney. So, naturally, the summer gets hotter along with it. To protect yourself from the burning heat, you can upgrade your air conditioning system this summer, so that you can enjoy the comfort of your home even when the weather outside is too hot to handle. Plus, most new condensers will make a noticeable change on your energy bill, since they’re energy-efficient. Furthermore, if you’ve been told in the past that your property couldn’t be air conditioned, now’s the time to ask for a second opinion. You can now get ductless systems, which can cover properties that the old A/C systems weren’t able to.

Installing or fixing fences and gates
This is another project you don’t want to leave for the autumn or winter months. If your fences are outdated and worn-out, you have two options. The first is to get to work and fix everything you can. Repaint the fence, tighten and loose screws and put some oil on your gates to avoid that annoying squeaking sound every time you open them. Another option is to replace your old fences and gates with new ones, especially if they’re damaged too severely, or installing a fence and gates where they once didn’t exist. It will make your home look more appealing to you, your guests, or even potential buyers if you decide you want to sell.

If you don’t mind doing some gardening and you put some effort into maintaining your lawn and removing weed from your flower pots, your garden can become a beautiful place. Not only will it add to your home’s charm, but the grass, flowers, decorative bushes and trees can help cool you down and make it easier to survive the heat of the summer months. All you need are some garden tools and a little patience.
If you start improving your home today, you’ll get to enjoy it more during the summer months, while getting it prepared for the winter. So, good luck and have fun redecorating!

1 comment:

  1. If you are looking for a summer home improvement project I can recommend that you install pool covers and pool heating. It will bring your yard to a new level. This is a company that worked in our home in Mijas so I will highly recommend them