You are probably thinking of going on a vacation this summer or lazing by the pool to cool off the heat that comes with the season. Well, that’s a plan, but instead of looking for a camera for travel, or swimsuits for the pool, why don’t you set yourself apart and do something different like handle some home improvement projects? Here are some projects you can do to keep you busy and increase the value of your home this summer.
Refurbish Your AC Unit
You certainly want a properly functioning AC unit during the summer. As such, you want to enlist the services of an HVAC pro to examine and perform maintenance for your unit. You also want to keep in mind that your AC will be running more during the summer so you may want to have your air filters replaced. The best part is that you can do that on your own. Simply purchase the filters at your local hardware store and get to work.
Install New Countertops
You can change up the look of your countertops at any time of the year, but it is best to do it during the summer in readiness for winter. According to a survey, about 40% of homeowners prefer to have quartz countertops for their future or present kitchen renovations. If you belong to the 40%, you wouldn’t want installers doing their thing in the middle of a cold winter afternoon. Doing it when it is bright and sunny sounds and feels right. Besides, you need the countertops for preparing your salads, juices, and all the yummy meals you will have during the summer.
De-Clutter Your Pantry And Closet
Summer is probably the best time to do away with all the stuff that you do not need in your pantry and all the clothes in your closet that you no longer wear. Simply remove everything and start sorting. Some important things to consider include:
- Whether you’ve used/worn an item within the last year
- Whether the item is still usable
- Whether you can donate the item in question
This way, you create room for the things that you need.
Replace Your Roof
The average roof should last 15 to 20 years so if yours has surpassed that time frame or is leaking, you may want to have it replaced before the cold weather sets in. Most people need these services mostly because of leaking. Why else do you think that in the US alone, there are more than 50,000 siding, roofing, and installation businesses valued at $31.4 billion? Summer is the best time to replace your roof in readiness for the snow and ice of winter.
Re-Paint Your Walls
What better time to change the color of your walls than during the summer? You can give your house a brighter look by painting it a bright color to welcome the season. Sometimes, you also need to do it for functional purposes because your old paint may be peeling or flaking off.
Clean Your Gutters
Backed-up or clogged gutters can lead to water damage in your home. If industry estimates are anything to go by, with about 98% of the population in the US having water damage in their basement at least once in a lifetime, and 14,000 people experiencing some sort of water damage emergency at work or home, you seriously want to give some attention to your gutters.
Invest in New Windows
Another home improvement project you can undertake is to invest in new windows especially if yours are damaged or worn out. Now, as you think of installing new windows consider installing the dual-pane kind because with such, you get a return on the investment as well as energy efficiency. Besides, your home will look and feel better thus increasing its curb appeal.
Make the most out of the summer by engaging in one or more of these projects. You will certainly feel good about it afterward.