By Platinum Team July 11, 2014

Three Summer Home Projects

The temperatures are warm, the sun is shining, the days are longer, kids are home for school and home projects are calling your name. Nobody wants to take on a home project when it is freezing cold and possibly even raining or snowing during the winter. When the summer months arrive, it is an ideal time to take on some home improvement projects you may have been putting off. With the extra time that often becomes available during the summer, there a quite a few easy home projects that can be done quickly and relatively inexpensively.

1. Paint

The hard winter weather can really take a toll on exterior paint. Take a walk around your house to see if any touchups are needed to keep your home looking its best. And not only do the extra summer hours make it easy to get exterior painting projects accomplished but they will dry very quickly thanks to the added sun and heat. And, being trapped inside during the long cold winter can mean extra wear and tear on your interior walls. Take a walk around the inside of your home and make any necessary touchups. If, during the winter months, you became bored of your paint color or decided you are ready for a change, the summer is a great time to give your interior walls a facelift and try out a new paint color that will brighten up your interior home decor.

2. Outdoor Entertaining Space

During the summer it is always fun to have friends and family over to grill or take a dip in the pool. Create a space you can enjoy entertaining your guests in and that they will enjoy visiting. You can create a sitting area in your yard or extend your patio with some pavers. It will look nice and is a fairly inexpensive update for your yard. Also, you can purchase, build or pay someone to build a fire pit. With your fire pit, you will create the perfect space for guests to sit and relax, spend time listening to the fire crackle, make s’mores and enjoy a nice warm summer evening. Not only will you be able to enjoy your new outdoor entertaining space but it will add value to your home.

3. Exterior Maintenance

It is easy to neglect the exterior of your home when it is freezing cold outside. But, once it warms up it time to make your yard look nice again and maintain the exterior of your home. During the fall and winter, gutters can collect quite a bit of debris. Now is the time to clean gutters out so that water can flow freely away from your house, which will help prevent potential damage. Next, get rid of any weeds or overgrowth and plant some fresh flowers to give your yard the lively and vibrant summer look it needs. Lastly, walk around and see if any fresh caulk is needed. It will help keep bugs out and keep your home more energy efficient. Start your summer projects now and enjoy your home all summer long!]]>