What Are The Most Important Summertime Home Improvement Projects

Do you have a never-ending to-do list around the house? Summer is an ideal time to handle many of the tasks on that seemingly infinite list. That’s because summer months provide better weather, longer daylight hours, and lots of sunlight, making home renovation activities simpler to do than during other times of the year.

Read on to find out what the most important summertime home improvement projects are! 

Transform Your Backyard

Getting your backyard in shape becomes even more vital throughout the summer. If you want to be able to fully enjoy your outdoor area, now is a perfect time to get started. Consult a landscaper about the options when it comes to a new landscape design, or do it yourself as a fun evening or weekend job. 

Sitting out in your yard is something that you’ll certainly want to do in the summer months, but if that yard is messy, full of junk, and generally unloved, it just won’t be as fun. You certainly won’t want to invite people around. Make these changes, and your garden will be an oasis of tranquility and ideal for entertaining too. 

Upgrade The Roof

Is your roof looking a little worn and in need of a facelift? Summer weather makes it a perfect time to do the work. Upgrading your roofing and guttering will improve the exterior of your property, making it seem more contemporary and fresh. 

Fixing the roof is also an important investment. If you want to sell the house at some point, having a new or fairly recent roof could make a big difference to the value of the property and to how many people might be interested. Not only that, but it can save you money on other repairs, too – a roof full of holes will lead to damp and mold, which costs money to rectify. 

Paint Your Windows And Doors 

A new front door and window frames will completely change the front of your house, and summer is the perfect season to do it. Set aside some time one evening or on a weekend morning to do those much-needed painting projects – the coats will dry faster, making it a more manageable and less time-consuming process.

Of course, sometimes a coat of paint – or even more than one coat of paint – just isn’t going to be enough, and at some point, you’ll need to consider changing the old doors and window frames for new ones. Again, this can be a solid investment, and it’s best not to put off the job if it does need doing. 

Use A Power Washer 

To really do a good job when it comes to cleaning up the exterior of your home, you need to use a power washer on your driveway, patio, and front porch. As long as it’s not raining, you’ll be done in no time with a power washer.

You don’t have to buy a pressure washer if it’s not something you’ll regularly use, as there are plenty of places you can hire one from. Plus, this kind of work is a lot of fun and hugely satisfying when you see the result. 

Libby

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12 thoughts on “What Are The Most Important Summertime Home Improvement Projects

  • Definitely getting the roof fixed.

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  • We did upgrade our roof recently so I’m glad! We should get a power washer. Our driveway is looking rather blah.

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  • Thank you so much for this! It can be super hard to know which upgrades are worth it and which ones aren’t.

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  • I really enjoyed this post, I have to look into investing in a power washer.

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  • I plan on finishing up the trim for my floors I put in last summer. During the Christmas months, I stopped spending money on trim and focused on Christmas. Then I got covid for three weeks and got behind on bills. Once I’m caught up, I’ll finish and then I can start painting.

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  • Ive always wanted to upgrade my backyard and have more vegetables in it. It will be fun doing these projects

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  • This is such a really great and very informative post! I really enjoy reading this thanks for sharing!

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  • I think that summer is the perfect season to adjust the roof! I am checking it at the beginning of every warm season!

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  • Our house needs to be painted and a power washer would make the first step of removing the old peeling paint much easier.

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  • These are all such good summer home improvement tasks to undertake. Maybe, as you’ve suggested, I should redo our roof which leaked during the rainstorm we had last month.

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  • Painting windows and doors is a very inexpensive way to upgrade the exterior of your home. So is cleaning up your backyard 😉

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