If you’re contemplating a kitchen remodeling project, summer could be the best time to do it. A major kitchen renovation takes time and patience to make sure it’s completed on schedule and within budget. Some major inconveniences come with the process, such as not having access to your appliances during the remodel. During warm weather, you have the luxury of it being the grilling season, so you can simply cook outdoors! Make sure to work with your design builder to create a solid schedule that will let you know when your kitchen is out of commission so you can plan for having to eat out or order in. Plan to grill and eat outdoors as often as possible. While attention moves outdoors in the summertime, that doesn’t mean all summer home improvements need to be relegated to the patio.
1. Plan for a Pool, but Don’t Build It
Summer is always the best time for a self-analysis for big outdoor-area improvements. Ask hard questions such as “how do I intend to use my outdoor space?” Then ask, “how do I wish I used my outdoor space?” Summer is a really good season to take advantage of and look at how you want to experience your outdoor living space as well.
When the dog days of summer hit, the next best thing to being outside is looking outside, that’s for sure. There’s nothing like a great summer rainstorm than through a big panoramic window. And there is no better time than summer to invest in new windows to keep out the cold in winter and minimize heat in the summer or simply just expand your view all around.
3. Add Shade to Your Outdoor Living Spaces
An overbearing hot summer day can leave your patio and barbecue areas neglected. Consider using the summertime to plant new trees or shrubs in strategic places that will afford you some great natural shade at some point down the road. In the meantime, look into other ways to get shade now. Covered porches or patios, umbrellas, and affordable pergolas really help make living spaces more enjoyable during summer. These days, shading devices come in many shapes and colors, so you can embrace your style and keep things cool.
4. Prep for Winter
Any large-scale remodeling jobs are always done right in the summer months for a lot of obvious reasons. But also, it’s ultimately less disruptive to you and your family if, say, to install new insulation, taking a wall down would otherwise freeze you out. So, whatever grievances you have, from a leaky roof at the last spring rain to that room that you cannot live without, break ground on those home improvements in the summer and take the kids to the waterpark or the zoo.
5. Repaving your driveway
Summer is definitely the time to repave your driveway and give it a new facelift. It will get a lot better adhering than when it’s freezing. And it’s just a bad idea to repave when it’s pouring or snow falling. Summer is also the time to do work on any walkways on your property.
6. Refinish outdoor surfaces
A beautiful shining gloss to a wooden deck will not only protect it but make it look like it’s brand new. Summer is the time to resurface or re-oil wood, refinish the deck, or scrape off old paint and repaint. These are projects that are easy do-it-yourself types and are best completed and then enjoyed, during the summer months. Almost any home improvement can be tackled in the summertime.