If you’ve been thinking about how you can increase your home’s value, there’s no need for you to worry. It’s easier than you think. The advancements in technology over the last few years and the emergence of budget and eco-friendly materials have really open up your world of possibilities tremendously. The summer is when most homeowners start making repairs and renovations to their properties. Check out the following advice so that your summertime renovations are completed without a hitch.
Clean the Exterior
Now that summer is here; you’ve got to clean the winter salt, dirt and debris off your home’s exterior. It doesn’t matter if your exterior is made of siding or brick, a good pressure washer cleaning can also remove all of the mold, mildew and other sediment that can slowly eat away at their exterior, giving it a less than appealing look over time. If you don’t own a pressure washer, you can rent one from your local home improvement store.
Before using it to clean your home’s exterior, you should become family with how to use the pressure washer. There’s no huge learning curve for you to worry about. You just need to make sure you use the right pressure and angles so you don’t accidentally cause any damage.
Spruce Up the Landscape
Your yard is your home’s first impression. It’s the first thing that people notice about your property. Use it to give your home some curb appeal and personality that will leave everyone stunned and amazed every time they stop by. If you don’t have the time or the skill to tackle your landscaping yourself, hire a professional landscaper. Let them know that you’re in the process of doing some summertime renovations and want to give your lawn a whole new look. Depending on your needs and ideas, you may want to hire a landscape architect to handle the design process and a contractor to bring it to life.
Summertime Renovations Whole House Fan
Even though you may have central air conditioning to fall back on to keep you cool, you should consider adding a whole house fan. It is not necessary for you to turn on your air conditioner every time you start to sweat. Instead, you can use a whole house fan to improve air circulation and keep things fresh. It’s important for you to hire a professional contractor to install it so that you can maximize its efficiency.
Adding a Backyard Patio or Deck
The summer is all about you spending as much time as you can outside. You don’t have to head to the mall, sporting goods store or local pool if you don’t feel like it. If you get a deck built, you can lounge around in your backyard with ease any time you want. Keep in mind that if you select the right wood materials, hire the right contractors to build it and you maintain it, your deck will pay for itself and improve your home’s value and function significantly. If you decide to use steel or some other type of decking materials, they may cause the price of your backyard summertime renovation to skyrocket.
Although it may seem like you have all summer to get your renovations done, you should not wait until the last minute to get them done. The sooner you hire your contractors and tackle your DIY projects; you can enjoy the fruits of your labor and enjoy more of your summer vacation.
For more suggestions or advice about summertime renovations or if you’ve botched a renovation project and would like us to repair it, give the experts at Construct All USA a call at (615) 220-8661.