5 DIY Summer Home Upgrades: Projects to Tackle Before Moving In
Summer has already begun in the Algarve, and the new season calls for much-needed changes to your surroundings. Whether it be a new house move or renovating your existing property.
You can use your summer vacations more productively by replacing the cladding, painting the exterior, or doing minor or major repairs to manifest your creativity with your home’s décor.
If you are moving to a new place, you might have to make more upgrades to make it feel like your place. Here are five effortlessly amazing home upgrades that you should consider completing before moving into your new space:
Pressuring Washing Outdoor Spaces:
Winter leaves your backyards, sidewalks, decks, driveways, patios, and other outdoor spaces dusty and dirty. Considering the constantly dropping temperature and excess snowfall, we know how difficult it gets to keep your outdoor surroundings all neat and tidy.
Summer is the time of year when you can deep clean your houses, both inside and out. You can use pressure washers to remove the accumulated exterior dirt and transform the overall look of your home by simply cleaning the area carefully. Keep the water pressure moderate to avoid any damage to the tiles.
It’s miraculous how the look of your home can change with just a simple fresh coat of paint. Summer is the best of all seasons to paint your home since the warmth allows the paint to settle and cure properly.
The paint will take less than a day to dry completely, and you can begin the shifting and settling process within a day or two. While choosing the colour, ensure you have a theme in mind and the overall vibe you hope to achieve. For smaller apartments, use lighter tones to make the home look spacious.
Checking or Installing Gutters:
Winter is followed by extremely rainy spring and midsummer every year. The storms and excess water can often damage the houses if gutters are not adequately cleaned and there is a hindrance in drainage areas.
Checking your gutters and cleaning and preparing them for a rain spell can save you from worrying about your house. People often overlook the importance of clean gutters and end up with indoor flooding, landscape erosion, floor cracks, or other foundational damage.
Before moving to a new place, ensure the gutter is completely functional and clean.
Revamping the Outdoor Areas:
According to many real estate experts, taking care of your outdoor spaces and keeping them well-maintained can increase your property’s value since it beautifies the house and provides added sitting space to the buyer.
Summer is the most suitable time for you to redo your front and backyard. You can find many on-budget and modern ways to give your outdoor space a cosy yet chic vibe. Moreover, you can enjoy a beautiful summer evening outside by implementing new planting themes in your garden.
Make your home more aesthetically pleasing and get amazing window views of your outdoor space. Use this summer to bring your home to life!
Repairing and Staining Decks and Patios:
The deck or patio is an essential part of your garden area, any damage can cost you a lot if not dealt with promptly. Summer is the recommended season for doing all the required repairing and staining your deck for its enhanced longevity.
Before all, clean it thoroughly to get better results. Apply as many coats of stain as required.
Make it an annual ritual to take on and complete a DIY project every summer. It helps you stay organized and saves you from massive damage and repairs during the winter or spring season.
Whether your home is newly built or an old property, showing some love and making a few changes and improvements will elevate your mood and give you a place you can cherish for life. Bring your home to life with the warmth of your creativity and efforts.
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