“Summertime and the living’s easy…” Unless you have some things about your home that need improvement. You know what we’re talking about...that outdated paint color in the dining room, the storage issue in your laundry room, the boring front yard in desperate need of landscaping. And since many have been working from home for months now, those little problems you thought you could put off are really starting to poke at your nerves. Check out five home improvement ideas you should start this summer.
Update Your Kitchen
Now is one of the best times of the year to take on that kitchen renovation project. Even light renovations such as replacing countertops, refacing existing cabinets, or adding a backsplash or even a kitchen island to the room can make a huge difference. Now is a great time to renovate your kitchen because the weather allows you to grill, smoke, or otherwise cook your meals outdoors while your kitchen is in disarray for a few days.
Update Your Home Exterior
A fresh coat of paint or new siding instantly updates a home and adds curb appeal. Not quite ready for a major project like residing? Try updating your shutters, investing in a new front door or painting your current entry door. Small improvements like these go a long way.
Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Tired of seeing that electric bill climb each summer? Improvements like new energy efficient windows and upgrading your thermostat to a smart thermostat instantly lower your home’s energy costs. If it’s in the budget, consider upgrading your fridge to a modern Energy Star fridge.
Pressure Wash Your Home Exterior
Not ready to paint or reside? A good pressure-washing is another great way to make an instant, noticeable change. For best results, contact a local professional.
Add a Deck(and Maybe an Outdoor Kitchen!)
Missing out on the great outdoors because you don’t have anywhere to hang out? Make a space with a new wood deck! If you enjoy entertaining and cooking outdoors, consider adding an outdoor kitchen to your new deck as well. As Southerners, we think everyone needs a deck, patio, or porch to spend time on and drink a cold glass of sweet tea with the family.