Spring is a great time of year to undertake home improvement projects. Something about spring weather inspires homeowners to let in the light, shake off the cobwebs, and tackle projects that have been delayed or neglected due to bad winter weather or the busy holiday season.
While summer may still seem a distant future, it’s a great time to start preparing your home for summer living. In the season of warm weather, barbecues, and outdoor living, your indoor/outdoor traffic will increase, and warm weather can also bring unwanted heat into your home. Take some time this spring to get the most out of summer with these home improvement projects:
Add Retractable Screens
It’s natural to want to open up your home to the outdoors in summer, and there is bound to be more indoor-outdoor foot traffic. Unfortunately, this also creates the opportunity for pests like mosquitoes and hornets to get inside your home. Retractable screens protect your indoors from unwanted insects, without the banging and hassle of a traditional swinging screen door. Brisa retractable screen doors are easy to install, operate on a smooth EZ Glide system, and are an attractive addition to your home. Brisa is a premium brand with rave customer reviews, and retractable screens are a fast and simple way to improve your summer living.
Upgrade Your Patio Doors
Patio doors get a lot of use in the summer, and it may be time for yours to get an upgrade. Improving your patio door glass adds privacy, good looks, and even more energy efficiency to your home. Prevent overheating from hot afternoon sun, protect your privacy, and simply make your patio look more attractive by upgrading your patio door glass. There are options for every style of home and door, and choosing patio glass doors with enclosed blinds not only give you privacy and flexibility, but enclosed blinds stay clean and looking like new. Better patio doors improve the energy efficiency of your home, saving you money, and look great at the same time.
Get Into the Garden
Landscaping is an incredible way to improve your quality of life and the value of your home at the same time. Spring is the ideal season to get outdoors and literally plant the seeds for your summer living. Edge and mulch your garden beds, prune your foundation plants, and plant your flowering annuals for increased curb appeal and a handsome summer garden. For even more enjoyment, add lighting to walkways, patios, and outdoor spaces. Landscape lighting adds ambience to summer gatherings, makes your home more welcoming, and can even deter unwanted intruders. Solar landscape lighting is easy to install, low maintenance and inexpensive to operate, and helps you make the most of those long summer evenings outdoors.
Add Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are a quiet, attractive way to help control summer heat. While not a replacement for AC in hot climates, they are a great solution for lowering the indoor temperature to comfortable levels when you want to save energy and don’t need to resort to air conditioning, and are more effective than any other style of electric fan. They are also attractive, easy to install, and add to the look and value of your home. Choose a ceiling fan with an energy star rating, that is the right scale for your room. They work best when the blades are 8-9 feet above the floor, and 10-12 inches from the ceiling.
These springtime projects will help get your home summer-ready, and add value, comfort, and liveability to your home. It’s not too early to anticipate and plan for hot summer weather, summer outdoor entertaining, and unwanted summer pests. A few simple home improvements will help you have your best summer yet. Contact us for more ways to improve your home’s value and curb appeal.