Although it may feel as though Spring has only just begun, Summer will be here before we know it and we will soon be out enjoying the sunshine. It’s the perfect time of year to get a head start on home improvements so that you have more time to put your feet up, enjoy dining alfresco and spend some time with family and friends. Have a look at some of the things you can do to get your home summer ready.
Painting And Wallpapers
Painting or wallpapering can be a really budget-friendly way of updating your home, although it can be messy and often time-consuming, a fresh coat of paint or a new bright new wallpaper can do wonders to give your home that much-needed summer glow. So maybe it’s time to get the paintbrush out or to finally create that perfect featured wall that you’ve been talking about all winter.
Install A Ceiling Fan
What better way to keep your home cool and cut costs at the same time. Most people jump to air conditioning when they think about keeping their home cool for the summer however, a ceiling fan can be a much more energy efficient and keep the air circulating around your home. If you’re worried about them being aesthetically appealing and looking at home in your freshly painted rooms then designer brands such as Minka have some fantastic options that would look stylish in any home.
Again another budget-friendly option to improve your home ready for the summer is to give it a good clean outside. You don’t need to be a professional to do this, it’s a quick and easy way to give your home a clean from built-up dirt, mildew, and mold. So get the pressure washer and brushes at the ready and get your hands dirty. You will soon be getting the compliments on how clean and new your outside space looks and be wondering how you achieve such a fantastic curb appeal.
Tidy Up Your Backyard And Walkways
Another great way to easily improve your home this summer is to have a good clear up off your back and front yards and clear all your pathways and walkways. Not only does it cost nothing to do it has a massive impact; giving your home a clean, organized and relaxing space to live. Your backyard is a major part of your home in the summer so by doing this you can look forward to those summer gatherings, barbecues and really enjoy your outdoor living space.
Messy cupboards or pantry over full from stocking up over winter? This is a good time of year to put your organizational skills into practice, a clear organized space means a clean organized mind. It not only gives you the perfect excuse to plan a trip to Bed, Bath and Beyond to pick up some new boxes but you can have a nosey at the inspiring home ideas that are in fashion for summer this year. So why not have a good clear out of that cupboard under stairs or donate some of the tinned food that you just aren’t going to use.
Have A Deep Clean
A really easy way to way to get your home summer ready is to get the cleaning equipment at the ready and give your home a good spring clean. Everyone has to clean throughout the whole of the year but a spring clean is a brilliant opportunity to get into all the nooks and crannies, under those sofas or to dust the skirting boards. So open the windows, let in the fresh air and enjoy the dust free, clutter-free space that you’re creating.
Everyone’s garden is different and our vision for the perfect outdoor living space will depend on what makes you relax but every garden will benefit from some landscaping. The term landscaping can sound scary and daunting, but it doesn’t have to mean that you are changing absolutely everything. You can landscape yourself or get the help of professionals it depends on your comfort level when it comes to gardening. Getting your garden ready for the summer doesn’t need to mean hours and hours slaving away, planting a few bulbs that will bloom in the summer is a quick and easy way to guarantee some color for the summer months.
Give Your House A Facelift
Another reason to get the paintbrush at the ready is to give your house a lick of paint. Although this may be one that you need to leave a little closer to the summer season so you have a little more of the dry weather, it’s still a good time to grab the supplies that you will need to get it started. Applying a fresh coat of paint is yet another home improvement you can complete yourself and may even increase the value of your home.
Adding accessories to your home is something that everybody does and is an extremely easy way to show off your personality. Summertime is a good time to add in some color or houseplants to give you a fresh vibrant look. Why not bring the outside in and proudly display some of the flowers you’ve grown in your newly landscaped garden. If you want some low maintenance houseplants in your home to have a look at cacti, desert plants or Aloe; they’re not only easy to look after but make interesting centerpieces.
Remodel Your Kitchen
This may seem like a huge project but it’s definitely one that will have a huge impact on your home. Leading into summer is the perfect time to implement a project on your kitchen as you’re probably going to be doing a lot more eating outside anyway. It’s important to have a really good think about your budget and the overall look that you want when you are looking at your kitchen as a revamp may be more suited such as adding in new worktops or that new kitchen sink that you’ve spotted.