The summertime weather always means BBQs, beaches, patio season, and of course, home renovations. Now that the snow and ice are behind us and the hottest season of the year is almost here, at last, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a good look at your home to see what areas you can tackle! Emerging from hibernation can always emphasize certain problems that require attention. And, even if there aren’t any repairs needed, summer is always a tempting time to spruce up the home with some new ideas around the house. If you’re keen on tackling some projects this season, here are a few of the more popular summer renovations to consider for your home.
Landscaping and Garden Tweaks
Thinking of planting a peach tree or your favourite perennials? Or, perhaps there’s a stubborn old oak in your yard that’s blocking out your fun in the sun with the kids and you need an expert to trim it. Use the warm weather to change up the look of your landscaping, reaching out to certified professionals for assistance to make the process much easier. Perhaps there’s a section of the yard that doesn’t get as much love or attention, and maybe a landscaping overhaul can make it more beautiful, practical and interesting. Regardless of whether you’re thinking of setting up new brick-lined planters, growing rosebushes along that iron fence or even clearing the way for a coy pond, summer’s the best time to do it.
Summer is also a popular time for repairing and replacing windows. If your windows are old and weathered, it may be time to consider a replacement. Upgrading your insulation or your windows entirely can end up saving you money in the future on your energy bills. Our team is “Window Wise” certified, so we are enabled to install super high-efficiency windows that can qualify for potential rebates as a result of green incentives (subject to change, so new ones may be available over the years).
Of course, this time of the year is all about basking in as much of that glorious weather as you can – especially for us Canadians. That’s what makes deck additions one of the most popular summer renovations. You can create an attractive, usable outdoor living space and design it how you like. You can plan out a BBQ area, a seating area with lounge chairs, or redesign it completely to make it the perfect spot to enjoy those warm summer nights with friends. This reno is great because it’s one of the most affordable to do, and it lets you really enjoy the summer weather.
Spruce Up Your Exterior
The exterior of your home can also endure quite a lot of abuse over the winter season, so now’s a good time also to consider having work done to freshen it up. Painting the façade of the house can work wonders for improving this, as can replacing any worn-out siding, shingles or wooden railings. It’s also a good idea to get a professional to inspect your window and door frames as well as eavestroughs to ensure you have efficient insulation and clean gutters.
Refurbish Walkways and Porch
The combination of snow, ice, and sub-zero temperatures that linger on exterior surfaces for several months can really wreak havoc on your walkways and porch. Warped or broken steps and loose patio stones can also be hazardous. Any of these areas should be refurbished to keep them functional, attractive, and safe to use.
Ever wonder if you can get more out of your backyard space aside from more gardens and shrubbery? Summertime is the best time to start designing that backyard transformation you’ve been dreaming about over the winter. You can create your own little oasis with a hot tub, fire pit or patio area, giving you all the more reason to have company over to visit and enjoy the space available. You could even add a new outdoor grill and bar area, a perfect complement for birthday parties and family get-togethers! All in all, a backyard transformation can let you take full advantage of the beautiful weather, enjoy time with friends and family in new ways, and help you feel even more at home. We can help with amazing renovations that are sure to impress.
When the sun is shining and the temperature is just right, it always has homeowners contemplating a home reno project or two. The summer season is the optimal time to spruce up the home or tackle any of those necessary projects and improvements that have been lingering on your to-do list for some time. When you’re ready to get your summer renovations started, give us a call At To Do-Done. Our handyman and renovation services can handle just about any project you can throw our way, big or small! Contact us today for further details or to get started.