The warm weather summer brings is great – but the longer days, more hours of sunshine and the balmy temps are a perfect cocktail for getting outdoors and working on some home renovation projects. There’s a reason summer is the ideal home renovation season! And there’s no time like the present to get started on some home renovation projects – big or small. Check out this list of project ideas, and read more from This Old House’s list of easy summer home projects, many of which take just one weekend!
Add a Deck to Your Backyard
Decks (or patios!) are perfect additions to your home to add a usable, functional, outdoor entertaining space. These days, you can install a super-simple deck or patio yourself, if you’re a well-versed fixer-upper, or, you can come into our showroom and talk to an expert! Our team is happy to show you the variety of decking and paving materials we offer. There’s no bad choice! You’ll be thankful you invested in an outdoor addition to your home.
Build a Firepit
Summer nights are perfect for spending outdoors. Hate the bugs and mosquitos that come along with evenings outside? Building a simple firepit for your outdoor entertaining space will help keep pests away – you and your guests will thank you! Firepits can be easily built using bricks or pavers, and will give you a perfect space to take your block party outside into the wee hours of the night, or even give your kids an excuse to make s’mores at home!
Hang Shutters and Freshen Up Siding
Sometimes, all siding and shutters need are a good power washing and a fresh coat of paint come spring. Not much of a “renovation,” right? But, sometimes, even all that work during spring cleaning, and your shutters and siding just aren’t salvageable. Invest in new shutters and hang them this summer! Install them while the weather is warm, and enjoy how beautiful they look with your windows open! Siding is another quick fix for summer – installing new siding will drastically improve the curb appeal of your home, and depending on the type of siding, it can improve your home’s weatherproofing and insulation!