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Summertime Home-Improvement Projects You’ll Love

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

Summertime Home-Improvement Projects You’ll Love

 

If you’re thinking about home-improvement projects, the best season to do them is summer. Doing any construction or renovation project is easier then since you can avoid bad weather and huge chances that finishing all the work will be postponed. Therefore, here are some great ways to treat your home and yourself to an upgrade this summer.

Take a long bath

Summers tend to be long, hot and sticky in Australia, and whether you’re indoors or outdoors most of your days, that moment when you finally get into a bathtub for a nice, relaxing bath to wash away that horrible sweat can be the highlight of your day. That’s unless you don’t have a bathtub. So, if your bathroom is old and outdated, invest in some new bath or shower fixtures that will do their job better than the old ones, making you feel refreshed and clean. This is an investment you can enjoy not only in summer, but all year long. Plus, this type of renovation adds to your property appearance and value, in case you want to sell your house one of these days.

Cool down

When the temperatures go way up, all you want to do is crawl into a chilled corner somewhere and wait for the sun to go down. This is especially true for the big Queensland cities, due to the huge areas covered in pavement and concrete. That’s why upgrading the air conditioning in your home this summer is an amazing idea. Find reliable and professional Brisbane electricians and have them install the best air conditioning system on the market, so that you can be cool during summer and warm in winter. If a new air conditioner is too expensive, you can always opt for the second best option – a ceiling fan to make your home more comfortable in warmer weather. You can even install both, so that the ceiling fan improves the cold air circulation inside your home.

Enjoy your backyard

Your backyard is an important part of your home, a place where you can spend your summer days, entertain your friends and have barbecues. So, make sure your driveway and any other paved areas get pressure washed, that your mow your lawn regularly, and that your flowers are tended to. If possible, you should have a tree or two in your backyard, so that you can enjoy the shade they make when being in the sun becomes unbearable. If you don’t have a tree, consider the alternatives, such as various big umbrellas or custom-made awnings that can protect you not only from the sun, but also from the summer rain. Doing landscaping only takes some time, good will and a bit of skill, and it can improve your quality of life during summer, as well as the impression your home makes on your guests.

Relax on your new deck

If you haven’t built one by now, there’s no reason to wait any longer. A deck is a very useful addition to your home – one that can easily connect your living room to your backyard, creating extra space for you to sit down and sip cold lemonade or iced tea when it gets too hot. This is an upgrade that doesn’t take too much time and can be a great DIY project, if you’re one of those amazing handy people. You can benefit greatly from your deck by placing some comfortable furniture there, or even an outdoor kitchen, so that you don’t even have to be indoors when you cook. If you already have a deck, check if there are any loose boards, or if there’s anything damaged that you should fix. Also, it might need repainting, which you can do yourself, or hire a professional. And if you want your deck to be perfectly clean for this summer season, you can use a pressure washer on it, as well.

Whether you invest your time or your money in your home, you can make it look better, increase its value, and create new ways to really enjoy its benefits this summer. And since summer won’t last forever, start your home-improvement project today.

 

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