Summer is the time of year that’s most associated with kicking back and relaxing. But if you think long and hard about it, how much relaxing do really get to enjoy every season? After all, summer is also the time of year when most homeowners work on making their homes better, and such projects can take up a lot of your free time.
But not all summer home improvement projects need to be labor- and time-intensive. Sometimes, a simple project can pay off huge rewards. With that in mind, here are five easy summer home improvement projects that you can do over a weekend. Each of these easy-to-complete projects will make a big difference in how your home looks and feels.
#1: Power Washing the Exterior
After a long winter and stormy spring, your home’s exterior can probably use a thorough cleaning. Simply giving your home’s exterior and walkways a power washing will blast away the dirt and grime that’s gathered on them, leaving everything looking crisp and clean. Just be mindful to follow the power washer’s instructions because some can be so powerful that they can cause accidental damage if you aren’t careful.
#2: Paint the Interior
Nothing freshens up a room like a new coat of paint. It’s the easiest and most affordable way to make a drastic change in any room of the house. In fact, there are many resources where you can even get paint for free or near-free, such as at your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore, household hazardous waste facilities, and suppliers of recycled or surplus building materials.
#3: Stain and Seal the Deck
The elements can wreak havoc on a wood deck. So, in order to keep your deck looking its best, it’s recommended that you clean, stain, and seal the deck every two to three years, depending on the climate in your area. Keeping to this schedule will not only keep your deck in great shape, but it will increase its lifespan and save you from having to pay thousands to replace it before too much time has transpired.
#4: Install Ceiling Fans
Installing one or more ceiling fans in your home is an easy and cost-effective way of keeping your home cooler and more comfortable in the summer. You should have at least a bit of working knowledge of electricity before you begin, so if you’re uncomfortable working with wires, then you should ask for help from someone with more experience. Even better, do your research and hire a licensed electrician.
#5: Clean the Gutters
Cleaning the gutters is a job that’s most often associated with the fall season, but the truth is that debris can collect in the gutters all year long. In fact, spring’s rainy and windy weather can easily cause gutters to become clogged, so keep checking and cleaning the gutters throughout the spring and summer seasons too. Thompson Creek can install a clog-free gutter system to help eliminate seasonal maintenance.
Let Thompson Creek Handle Your Summer Home Improvement Projects
Summer is the most popular time of year to spruce up the home, and while the jobs included above are easy summer home projects that can be handled by most homeowners, some jobs end up requiring a more experienced hand. For instance, if you want to replace windows, siding, gutters, or your home’s roof, then you will want a professional to handle these projects. At Thompson Creek, our home improvement experts can get your home looking its best this summer.
To learn more about our summer home improvement solutions or to get a free estimate for an installation, contact Thompson Creek today.