Summer weather is the perfect weather for many activities. Home improvements fall in this category because it is easier to work in calm, warmer weather. If you are looking to upgrade your home this summer, here are a few projects to get you started.
A Fresh Coat Of Paint
Nothing transforms your home like a fresh coat of paint. More so, during the summer, it is the ideal time, as the paint cures quickly. If there is a room in your house with blemishes you would like to correct or you’re just looking to transform your space, painting is a major house improvement project. Painting your interior or exterior upgrades your home in seconds, and what’s even better, you can do it yourself! Simply search online for tutorials on how to paint your house and get started. Then, if you make mistakes, you can instantly correct them by painting over them.
Clean Your AC
Your AC is likely to be overworked during the summertime. Denver, in particular, experiences high temperatures during the summer, meaning that you will be using your AC quite often. You, therefore, need to clean the filters on your HVAC unit regularly to keep it running smoothly. During peak season, a single AC unit system will start and stop up to 72 times a day. Given that it will be overworking, unscrew your AC carefully and clean the filters to prevent clogging that could easily damage the unit.
Invest In Energy-Efficient Lighting and Electrical Appliances
If you are looking to improve your ambiance while saving costs, it is time to change your lighting fixtures. The choice of lighting you use in your home determines the amount of indoor temperature in your home. This, in turn, affects the frequency of using your HVAC unit. You can easily save on energy bills by investing in energy-efficient options, especially during the summer. In addition, make sure to check your heat exchanger and clean it regularly. Regular cleaning of your heat exchanger could save you energy costs of $5,000 to $10,000 annually.
Heat during the summer can be unbearable. However, with minimal home improvement projects, you can reduce the amount of heat in your home and still get the aesthetics you want for your garden. You can plant shade trees that will receive direct sunlight and shield your windows and doors from extreme temperatures. You can also build your patio or deck using materials that reflect heat to minimize the amount of heat absorbed in your home.
Clean Your Gutters
This may not be an appealing project initially, but it makes such a significant improvement in your home. It may not be visible to your guests, but it makes a huge difference in the long-term maintenance of your house. You need to clean your gutters regularly to get rid of any debris.
Cleaning your gutters also protects your roof, foundation, and saves you the cost of replacing them. If left unattended, damaged gutters could end up being a costly affair. You only need to get heavy-duty gloves, a bucket, a gutter scoop, and a ladder to access the roof and clean your gutters.
Deep Clean the Bathrooms
According to experts, the average person needs to wear braces for two years. This is to ensure your teeth are properly aligned to save you the time and costs of going back. So, if you’re looking to have your kids also help with home improvements this summer, have them deep clean the bathrooms in your home. They can organize their dental and orthodontic materials in their bathroom especially so they can properly care for their teeth each day.
Summertime is an excellent season to take advantage of and make valuable home improvements. For a lot of the projects, you can DIY and save on costs. The good thing about summer home improvements is that you get to upgrade the aesthetics of your home. In the long run, if you ever want to sell your home, your resale value will have gone up, and you can make a profit.