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5 Home Improvement Projects to Do This Summer

May 31, 2018
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5 Home Improvement Projects to Do This Summer

Summer is a great time to tap into your home’s potential

As we slide into the summer months, the warmer weather and longer daylight hours help homeowners tackle their home improvement to-do list.

But since summer also brings a laundry list of added activities – including piles of actual laundry – if you’re going to accomplish anything, you need a plan.

To get you started, here are five home improvement projects to do this summer.
5 home improvement projects to do this summer

1. Perk up Your Deck or Patio

After the long winter Central PA endured, most of us want to think outside the house. Creating an outdoor living space opens up a whole new world of entertainment possibilities. First, let the good times flow in and out of your house by installing sliding glass doors that open to a deck or patio. Next, add potted plants, a table and chairs, and a grill or fire pit for the ideal alfresco dining spot.

2. Repair or Replace Drafty Windows

Were your heating bills higher than normal last winter? Your windows may be part of the problem. Adding caulk around windows can reduce energy bills and make your home more comfortable. This is a fairly simple project, but if this is your first time, practice on a piece of lumber first. The trick is to move the caulking gun along at a steady pace as you squeeze out the caulk with even pressure.

3. Reinvent a Room

Summer is a great time to reevaluate how you use each room of your home. Think about the previous year. Did you have overnight guests but nowhere for them to sleep? Have you started a home-based business and need a quiet place to work?

Many homes have a random room or two dedicated to storage or with an undefined purpose. For example, attic space could make an excellent home office or playroom for kids. Storage areas of all sizes can be converted into an extra bathroom. How about your basement? Naturally cooler in the summer, a basement could be the perfect place for a man or woman cave, spare bedroom, or media center.

4. Install a Utility Sink in Your Mud Room

A well-designed mudroom is one of the most useful areas in a home. Beyond the basics like coat hooks and shelves, including a utility sink will turn your mudroom into a really practical space.  After all, the mudroom’s main purpose is a place to confine the mess that you, your kids and your pets drag in from outdoors. Dirt doesn’t stand a chance when you have a sink at your convenience!

5. Get Your Dream Kitchen

Summer is the ideal time to remodel your kitchen. Everyone knows that a remodeling project disrupts your daily routine, but there are ways to minimize the hassle. For instance, work with the warm weather. Since it is summer and your family will be cooking and eating outdoors more, this solves the “where will we cook and eat” problem. As you can see, now is the perfect time to meet with your local kitchen remodeler and get started on your dream kitchen.

In conclusion, don’t settle for a so-so summer when you could have the best one ever and get the home of your dreams in the process. Our knowledgeable, friendly design/build professionals are a valuable resource.

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