Summer Home Improvement Tips

by Bre, 7:21 PM
For homeowners, summer time is the perfect time to tackle home improvement projects. the weather conditions are just right, and with the rain, cold and snow having taken their toll on your property, there is no better time to repair and upgrade your home. Summer home improvements can be anything from small repairs to larger remodeling projects.  With the wide range to start. But no need to worry, we got you covered. The folloing are some practical summer home improvement trends. Check out this Home Remodeling & Renovation Guide to get you started.

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Install an Air Conditioner, or Repair your Old One

An air conditioning machine will probably be your favorite home appliance through the summer. However, for them to work well, they have to be in good working condition. Air conditioners are among the most neglected home appliances. They are often ignored until they stop functioning. you, however don’t have to wait until it’s too late to take action. By investing in a little DIY care and maintenance you can make your air conditioner last longer while at the same time avoiding professional repairers.
One way you can do this is to this is to regularly inspect the conditioner to ensure that its condensation hose is not clogged up. Another simple way to care for your air conditioner is to take out and clean its fan and filter. You should also try to prevent mold and algae from growing by evacuating the water standing near the condensation line drains.
When the cost of repair exceeds more than 50% of the cost of buying a new one, or when the unit gets too old, you should consider purchasing another one. Repairing or installing a new air conditioning unit costs between $500-$4000.

Install Fans

Another reasonable way to stay cool during the summer is to install ceiling fans. Installing fans is a cheap home maintenance project that is very effective in increasing the air movement in your home.
It is quite costly to install and run an air conditioner. Installing other circulating fans is a n excellent way of cutting costs and taking energy efficiency to a new level. Depending on your location, decorative styles, and the type and quality of the fan you choose, you can pay from about $200 to as high as $1200.

Install Energy Efficient Windows

Are your windows old, worn-out and broken, install energy efficient windows. Not only will they improve your homes energy efficiency, they will also do wonders to the resale value of your home. For this project, you will have to part with between $500 to $5000 depending on how many windows you are installing or repairing.

Painting and Wallpapers

This maintenance project is not only cheap; you can easily handle it by yourself or with some assistance from your family. Painting your home or adding a wallpaper gives you a chance to finally add that new color you have been longing for. While painting your entire house can be a costly and tiresome activity, tactically touching up some parts of your houses interior will save you tones of time and money. For instance, you can use a color that matches your existing one to cover up those ugly dirt marks.  

The new feeling an appearance created by a new wall paper or paint cannot be overemphasized. Painting your house during the summer is a great idea because it you can open all your windows for extra ventilation and faster drying. Painting will cost you about $200 to $2500 depending on the type of paint you use, the materials required and the size of your room.

Install Advanced Motion Detectors

how about adding a few security details to make your home safer this summer? It would be great if you would invest in a monitored home security system, but if you are on a tight budget, advanced motion detectors are a great place to start.In addition to deterring potential burglars and other intruders, they are also useful for everyday situations. Other than that, an advanced motion detector will give you piece of mind.

Remodel your Kitchen

It is not uncommon for people to remodel their kitchens during the summer. Since this seasons weather is perfect for outdoor meals and cooking, it presents the perfect opportunity for you to properly upgrade your kitchen. Revamping your kitchen space does not necessarily have to cost a fortune. Even an inexpensive and relatively small DIY revamp can magically transform your kitchen and your entire house. Examine your kitchen and decide on the areas that need attention. Don’t forget to take your budget and taste into consideration while deciding on the look you want. Thinking about your budget will help you select the most suitable and attainable ideas to adopt so as to transform your kitchen.
Depending on how large your kitchen is, the location of your home, and the improvement projects you are undertaking, you can spend about $700 or more.

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Final Word

Undertaking some or all of those summer home transformation ideas will improve your homes appearance, security and energy efficiency. You will also increase your homes longevity will also increase significantly and you will reduce the amount of money you spend on bills.
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