7 Home Improvement Ideas to Get Your Home Ready for the Summer

If, like me, you’re looking to spruce up your home in time for the sunny months ahead, then in my experience, here are my top seven tips on how to get your home summer-ready in no time.
  1. A Quick Lick of Paint Can Go a Very Long Way
A fresh lick of paint can give your home the facelift it so desperately needs. Although it may sound extremely trivial, you’ll be surprised at the overall difference it can make to your home. Opt for subtle shades that contrast well with your homes current décor.
  1. Fake It
Ever fancied looking out into your garden and seeing an evenly laid, perfectly green summer lawn? Well, it isn’t impossible since the introduction of artificial grass! Simply choose your turf, install it and you’re good to go! Don’t forget to shop around to compare artificial grass costs, too!  With many piles and looks to choose from, you can ensure your space looks as real as you want it to! Artificial grass also works well in dog kennels, indoor games or play rooms and even conservatories too. 

  1. Go Green
Home improvement needn’t cost an arm and a leg – there are so many ways you could save money in the long run by turning to eco-friendly options within the home. Simple changes such as energy saving lightbulbs, installing solar panels, replacing old windows and replacing them with multiple pane ones; insulating your home more efficiently whilst lowering your energy bills can make a vast difference overall to your bills annually. Not only this,  if you have your eye on a new appliance for your kitchen, chances are, it may be a lot more energy efficient than your old one so get it checked out as many old models of household appliances such as fridges, dishwashers, cookers and washers use a lot more energy than their newer editions.
  1. Add Some Simple Finishing Touches
Sometimes, throwing in a bright cushion here and a new rug there can make all the difference in the visual aesthetics of you home. Also, have a reshuffle of where things are kept – you’ll be surprised at how different your home will look to you when the microwave is on the opposite counter(!).
  1. Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Investing in storage solutions can do wonders for your home space – you’d be surprised at how much clutter one can accumulate over the course of a year! Introducing storage solutions to your home not only helps with the annual spring clean but also does wonders for the visual aesthetics of your home, too! Remember, less is more. 

  1. Get Decking
Seeing as many of us opt to spend the summer months outdoors rather than in, getting the decking done now would be a good idea. Not only does it work visual wonders for your garden, it alo substantially increases the value of your home, too; a great idea for those of you who love to fire up the barbeque in the summer.
  1. The Garden
Introducing new furniture to your garden or backyard can bring some great excitement for the season ahead. Having a seating area, a bench or a garden sofa swing will encourage you to sit outside in the sun with that cold glass of Pimm’s and fire up that barbeque with your loved ones – it’s also a great excuse to kick back and relax whilst topping up that summer tan!
Always remember, do not commit to any home improvement plans without doing your homework beforehand and always try to get your family involved where you can in order to appreciate the benefits afterward.

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