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Summer Home Improvement Ideas

Summer Home Improvement Ideas

Summer is nearly here again and winter time is the perfect time to start planning home improvements.  With Summer coming we are all looking forward to spending some time outdoors and using up some of those precious vacation days to relax and spend time with loved ones. One thing people love to do in the summer is some home renovations, for several reasons: If you are doing anything outside, you are much more likely to have good weather that will not ruin the new work and will also speed up the drying process. And secondly, if you are doing renovations inside, you can spend a lot of the time outside, so it’s easier to deal with the mess. So let’s see what some great options for your house renovation this summer are:

Make the outside comfortable

Make the outside comfortable

Having a big outdoor space is amazing, but if you don’t have a way to comfortably spend your time there, you will probably stay inside under the AC. Depending on where you live, creating a comfortable space can mean different things: protection from animals and insects or the weather, or just having a comfortable place to sit. However, one thing that everyone needs is some cover, preferably over some lounging chairs and a table. If your ways are filled with unpredictable weather, this will make sure you don’t get soaked by the summer rain, and it will protect you from the harmful sun rays the rest of the time. If you like having barbecue parties, then make sure you have a large table (preferably one that can be put away for winter) and benches or chairs to match. And if you have a pool, then consider tidying up the area around it, so you can enjoy yourself in the water as well as out.

Go high-tech

Go high tech

We live in a modern world and we take full advantage of that to make our lives easier and more comfortable. From automated heating, cooling and lighting to window blinds coming up and down by themselves, we live in a time when it seems like anything is possible. However, it can often be a hassle trying to keep up with all the appliances, apps and programs, which is why home automation systems are becoming more and more popular. This summer, call professional 'do it all tech' installers and have them install a system that will allow you to control your entire home from a single control point. It is also great if you are planning a summer vacation or two, because you can automate the system to behave like someone is home all the time, turning away thieves.

Think green

Think green

Spring and summer are ideal times to do some work with the greenery in your garden, since you can spend a lot of time outside and dedicate yourself to it. When talking about plants, it’s imperative that we think ahead. The seeds we plant today will only be visible next year, so having perspective is important. If you are planning on planting some delicate plants, like smaller flowers, herbs or fruit trees, keep in mind that you will have to protect them during the colder seasons, which means you need to either plant them in pots so that you can bring them inside or plan to build protective layers and heaters around them. You should also consider having a variety of plants that bloom in different seasons, so that you can have a beautiful garden all year round. Talk to an expert and find out which plants go together and which ones might fight each other for nutrients from the soil.

Investing in your home and making your space comfortable and stylish is always a good choice, since your time there is some of the most valuable you will ever spend. Not to mention that the more you invest in your home, the bigger its value will be if you chose to sell it one day.

By Diana Smith

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