Close your eyes and imagine stepping out your backdoor into a family barbecue. You can hear your loved ones laughing and having a great time, smell the burgers on the grill, and feel the sun on your face from the deck. Now open your eyes and go look at your backyard – does it look barbecue ready? Summer is the best time for a multitude of home improvement projects and many of them don’t take too much time, effort, or money. We’ve got our top 7 home improvement projects that will help your summer home feel like a vacation resort!
A fresh coat of paint can make any home look and feel like it’s been completely remodeled without breaking the bank. Summer is an amazing time to paint because of the dry heat that comes with the Las Vegas sun. Even when you decide to paint indoors, paint dries faster in the heat of the summer which makes this easy DIY project a quick way to freshen up your home.
- Install Ceiling Fans
A cool breeze from a fan on a hot day and its energy efficient? No, you aren’t dreaming. Ceiling fans are a great way to keep your home cool without spending additional money on the air conditioner. They’re affordable and available at any major department store, and having them professionally installed only takes a few minutes.
- Fire up The Grill
You can’t have summer without some grilled food, and what better way to make it than with your built-in back yard kitchen? We’re saying goodbye to freestanding grills this year and bringing in gorgeous stone ones that add value and style to your home.
- Fix the Concrete
We know it’s not the most interesting thing to do, but it’s important. Repairing concrete in the summer is perfect for the same reasons painting is – less down time for your driveway. Since the sun helps the concrete set faster, you can repair the cracks in your driveway and backyard much faster than any other season.
- Reseal the Windows
If you feel like your A/C bill is just too high for how warm you feel inside all the time, your windows might be to blame. Summer has no qualms about letting you know that your windows leak and it’s a great time to reseal them before it gets cold out again.
- Deck Refinish
A beautiful deck not only makes you the envy of the neighborhood, it adds tremendous value to your home. ‘Curb appeal’ applies to the front and back of the house and dry wood that hasn’t been sealed in a few years will make buyers and friends turn away. Take the time now to refinish your deck and enjoy the added value in the years to come.
- Fix up The Kitchen
Since you’re less likely to cook massive meals when it’s hot outside, summer is a great time to do some kitchen renovation. The kitchen is one of the best places in the home to get a good return on investment, and when it’s colder out later in the year and you’re spending much more time cooking inside, you’ll be grateful for the remodel.