Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Top 5 Renovations Projects to do Over the Summer

Lana Hawkins has some really great ideas on renovations you can make over the summer! Thanks for the great ideas Lana.

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We can’t wait for the summer to begin since we’ll finally have a few days off and enough time to travel to an exotic destination. However, aside from enjoying ourselves, we should use this opportunity to renovate our home as well, especially since most projects are best done during this part of the year. In order to help you organize your schedule properly and have enough time both for home improvement work and a fun trip, we’ve singled out our top 5 renovation projects that you can easily get completed this summer. Let’s take a look!


Improve your storage space

Having extra storage space is always useful, so don’t hesitate to dedicate a few days of your summer vacation to it and try out some DIY options. For instance, building a few shelves in your bathroom represents an efficient use of vertical space and can provide you with enough room to keep your clean towels, cosmetic products and even bathroom accessories. Additionally, your bedroom is another place which can easily get overcrowded if you don’t come up with a smart storage solution. We particularly like the idea of installing a few drawers underneath the bed and hanging several hooks on the door where you can keep the clothes you’ve already worn.

Paint the exterior

Painting the home’s exterior is a serious job and it requires sunny weather. Therefore, it’s safest to do it in the summer. However, before you start off, make sure to repair all the damaged surfaces and patch up the holes in your facade. Once you’re done with this, you just need to choose your favourite nuance and get down to work. We would advise you to play it safe and opt for a more neutral base. This is especially important if you are thinking about selling your home in the near future. After all, not everybody has the same taste and knows how to appreciate bolder choices. Of course, painting your door in a more vibrant shade is a nice way to break the monotony and add a breath of fresh air to your home design.


Upgrade your windows

New windows will add that much-needed aesthetic appeal to your property and allow even more sunshine to get in. Not only is natural light much healthier for your body and mind, but it will help you reduce your electricity bills as well. Furthermore, double-pane and triple-pane windows have been shown to be extremely energy-efficient and can earn you up to 35% in savings on your heating bills. On top of that, you can choose among different sizes, styles and patterns of these windows and opt for the ones which will match the rest of your home design. Finally, don’t forget to install high-quality shutters which will offer more privacy in your house and protect you from the nasty summer heat.

Update your kitchen

If you like cooking and tend to spend a lot of time in your kitchen, you should definitely think about updating it this summer. For example, you can repaint your cabinets, place sconces above your open shelves and build some extra storage space. Additionally, you can also introduce nice kitchen accessories like potted flowers or vintage vases that will add that finishing touch and make your kitchen look as if it was on the cover page of a world-famous home improvement magazine.

Redesign your patio

Last but not least, there is nothing more fun than spending those long hot summer evenings with your family on your beautifully-designed patio. You can construct an exquisite dining area here, as well as a small reading nook where you’ll have a chance to relax while enjoying your favourite book. On top of that, you can go a step further and buy a fancy hot tub that will turn your average-looking patio into a real outdoor spa. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Finally, remember to bring out some cosy bean bags and armchairs so that you have enough space to accommodate all your friends when they come over.

As you can see, some projects are definitely worth doing and this summer is the perfect time for that. You just need to invest a bit of your time and money and we guarantee you that you’ll enjoy your rejuvenated living space. Lastly, feel free to experiment with existing ideas and come up with something innovative as well. After all, adding a personal touch is what matters the most.

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