We all know of spring cleaning, but don’t forget about summer renovations! This summer is the perfect time to give your home a much-needed makeover. Give these renovations a try in the next couple of months and you won’t be disappointed.
Spruce Up Your Landscaping
One of the most effective ways to enhance your home’s curb appeal is by freshening up the landscaping. This can be as simple as planting a small garden with bright summertime flowers or a mature tree in front of the house. Planting a tree can even add a tremendous amount of value to your home when it’s time to sell. Tired of your plain old concrete walkway to the front door? Consider adding a new cobblestone or brick walkway lined with solar lighting, providing an even more inviting feel to your entryway.
Add a Firepit
Firepits are becoming a norm for a prime backyard these days. If you haven’t already indulged in your own personal firepit, now is the time! A quality fire pit can add the perfect cozy feeling to your patio for those ideal summer nights. If you’re hoping to spend more time this summer hosting and toasting, there’s no better place to for it than a patio fully equipped with a grill and firepit – and make sure to add comfortable patio furniture and hanging lights for ambiance. Building your own firepit may actually be easier than you think. Check out this walkthrough by Family Handyman on how to build your own firepit. Perfect for a family project this weekend!
Replace Your Windows
This next project is less apparent visually, but it an underrated renovation that can go largely ignored by homeowners. It is even more important to replace the windows during the summer because new windows can assist with energy efficiency and eliminate inefficient air conditioning. Not only will brand new windows help with energy efficiency, but they can also be a major factor in your potential ROI. Simple upgrades to dual-pane windows can warrant a 100 percent ROI!
What renovations are you interested in attempting this summer? Let us know in the comments!