Pull up a patio chair and read on for some great summer renovation and home improvement ideas that will be sure to impress your guests.
With summer approaching, pool parties, barbecues, and beautiful weather, now is the ideal time to get those long-overdue home improvement projects done.
By tackling these projects now, you will reap the benefits all year long!
Refresh Your Deck
Enjoy the warmth of the sun’s rays while relaxing on a chaise lounge during the summer! Add a deck to your home to make your outdoor space more functional. Patios are the perfect place to grill, entertain, dine, and relax!
The addition of a well-designed deck can also add value to your home and will likely have a good return on investment when you’re ready to resell it. Approximately just over 75% of a wood deck addition’s cost will be recovered through resale, according to this Cost vs. Value report. All in the meanwhile, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a functional outdoor living space as well.
Consider even adding a covered patio – it is a great option for switching from indoors to outdoors during the summer. Patios, balconies and even outdoor kitchens with built-in furniture allow you to create outdoor rooms in any weather condition without being cold or too hot, which is ideal for our ever-changing climate here in British Columbia.
Create an Outdoor Seating Area
As the weather warms up and days grow longer, indoor/outdoor living is a wonderful way to soak up the beauty in the Greater Vancouver area. It doesn’t matter if you have a tiny backyard or expansive acreage, a well-designed space will help you bathe in luxury and soak up the best parts of the season.
A well-designed outdoor seating area on a nice lawn or garden feels like an extension of the home. Embraced by the surrounding landscape, an eclectic mix of flowers, stone, and comfortable furniture will help to relax you at the end of the day. As the summer approaches, outdoor seating/dining areas can be the ideal place to entertain and host a dinner party – and perhaps even a game of croquet!
Bring Some Summer Charm to the Kitchen
Just a few simple updates can be a breath of fresh air to the kitchen. Consider keeping the old cabinets and refacing or repaint the doors, changing the light fixture over the table, and updating drawer and cabinet handles. Additionally, you may want to add a colourful tile backsplash around the sink area.
stone counters of quartz or granite, and hardwood flooring. If you want to add a bit of luxury, you can opt for a heated floor to assist in taking the chill off of the colder mornings, which aren’t an issue in the summer, but we all know what Canada is like in the fall and winter.
Renew Your Walls With Fresh Paint
Summer cleaning might be your first move, clearing out the junk that’s collected over the last months – or years. But no matter how much cleaning you do, if your paint job is dingy or peeling, your home will look a bit tired and run down.
The good news is that summer is the best time of the year to tend to your home’s exterior and add a bit of a boost to your curb appeal, or even to open the windows, get the music going, and brighten up the interior walls.
Finish the Unfinished Basement
If you’ve always wanted to finish the basement, summer is a great time to start that project. Having the basement complete will mean you will have nearly doubled your functional living space. Your new basement can include a family room or home theatre, additional bedrooms, home office, fitness area, playroom or additional storage spaces. Imagination is the only limit.Window Treatments on a Budget
If you’re running out of money after performing so many great summer renovations thus far, you can look into investing in budget friendly window treatments as a viable option. Forget about buying brand-new windows and doors. Use this amazing summer fix and put in new window treatments.
You can even turn your window into a work of art by using bright colours and floral shades, so have fun, go nuts, and really enjoy this latest summertime home renovation.
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