Summertime in Florida is nothing to take lightly. Being the hottest time of the year, we usually associate it with with activities like going to the beach or cooling down in the pool. Summer is a little different for homeowners, though, as it is an ideal time to perform several outdoor renovations and repairs to make your home feel like an ideal outdoor getaway. Premiere Builders & Remodeling provides many services that can turn your home into a summer paradise.
Tip 1: A Fresh Coat of Paint
If your current paint job doesn’t feel as fresh as it used to, then it might be time to touch it up. Applying a new coat of paint to your home is a fast and easy project that improves both your home’s value and its appearance. This is one of the simplest and most inexpensive summer maintenance jobs, but its value could be great.
Tip 2: Pressure Wash
Pressure washing dirtier areas of your home is an even cheaper way to spruce it up for the summer. A good wash can make an old deck or walkway look as good as new by removing dirt, mold, and algae. Don’t underestimate how much of an improvement pressure washing can bring to a dirty deck or walkway.
Tip 3: Gutter Maintenance
Cleaning and repairing your gutters are often neglected steps in home maintenance, but they’re both very important. Many people don’t understand how much your gutters protect your home; by guiding the flow of rain, gutters prevent potentially large amounts of damage to your foundation and siding.
Spring storms may clog or damage your gutters, so make sure to have them cleaned and repaired once summer comes around.
Tip 4: Pool Cleaning
Your swimming pool is probably the most occupied area of your yard in the summer, so make sure it works properly, stays clean, and looks great. If you don’t currently have a pool but are interested in having one installed, you may want to consider if your yard is an ideal space to install an in-ground pool. A pool is an expensive addition, but can provide you and your family years of comfort in the hot summer.
Tip 5: Backyard Maintenance and Renovation
If entertaining company is one of your priorities in the summer months, You want your backyard to look the best it possibly can. We use our backyards as an outdoor living space where we gather, relax, cook, and play, so money spent here can go a long way. One great way to spruce up your backyard is by renovating or installing a patio. You should also check your walkways and driveway for cracks so you can have them repaired as soon as possible.
Tip 6: Deck Maintenance
The deck is often a backyard focal point, and depending on its size, you and your guests might want to spend a lot of time there during the summer months. Make sure your deck looks and feels great by checking for broken or loose boards and repairing them promptly. A pressure wash is a another great way to make an old deck look revitalized.
If you want to use your deck as a space to spend time with company, but find that it lacks the space to make that comfortable, you might want to consider expanding or replacing it to suit your purposes. A large and comfortable deck is a fantastic way to make your backyard a place of comfort.
Tip 7: Landscaping
Landscaping is both a popular and valuable summer improvement project. A good landscaping job can turn your yard into the summer paradise you’ve always wanted. Quality landscaping will not only wow your guests and neighbors, it can also improve your home’s value to potential buyers.
Tip 8: Repair Or Install Fencing And Gates
If you’re currently suffering worn or out of date fencing, then restoring or replacing it is a great summer home improvement project. If your fence is too old or damaged to be salvaged, replacing it isn’t a bad option, as quality fences and gates add both protection and value to your home. When it comes to improving your fencing, there are far more advantages than disadvantages.
Summer is when we spend the most time outside by far, so you might as well make sure that your outdoor living space is as perfect as can be. If any of these projects sound appealing to you, contact us today for a free consultation.