Warm weather is here and that means renovation season for a lot of DIY-ers. Maybe you’re not sure where to start, or you’re itching to do some general labor but you’re at a loss as to what. Here are some great, easy renovation ideas to get your home ready for summer.
Bump Up Your Exterior
If the harsh winter took a toll on the outside of your home, this should be one of your first points of action. Rehang any sagging gutters, check for loose fenceposts or shingles, re-hinge the gate, and touch up any paint that has peeled on the exterior of your home.
Get cheery for the summer! Paint an interior wall a pretty pastel color or paint your front door with a pop of color that will make your house stand out from the rest.
Makeover Your Bathroom
The bathroom is a great room to overhaul if you're on a budget, both time and money-wise. New vanities and even new flooring can be found at a steal and because of the size, it shouldn’t take you more than a few days to completely re-do it.
Build That Deck
You may have a small, unusable patio you’ve always wanted to fix up or you don’t have a patio at all but always wanted one. Now is the time to buy that wood and bust out the hammer and nails. Get it done!
Depending on how big you want your deck, you may need to check with your local municipality for restrictions and approvals on your structure. No matter what, always make sure it’s done safely. Consult with a professional if you’ve never done this type of work before.
Install Fans & Air Conditioning Units
Instead of messing around with those portable plastic fans that make noise and sit unsteadily on tables, why not buy and install a few ceiling fans for those rooms in your home that get extra stuffy? They're usually fairly easy to install, come with lighting, and are controllable by a handy switch. Plus, they get the air flowing a lot better than the desktop versions.
If you live in an area that gets particularly hot in the summer, you may want to consider installing a few air conditioning units. The smaller ones are can be plugged in or mounted in a window. However, you can take a day or two to install a more central system to cover your entire home or floor.
Give Your Kitchen A New Look
A kitchen renovation may seem daunting but it doesn’t mean you have to rip out everything and start again. Simply installing some new cabinets or refinishing the ones you have can make a huge difference in the look. It can also save you a lot of time and money.
Unless you are a pro, you’ll probably want to enlist an expert handyman service or at least a few friends to help you. And always remember to play safe, lift properly and don’t overextend your body.
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