Summer is a great time for home remodeling and home improvement projects. Since summer has just begun, it’s time to think about what home projects you want to focus on this summer. According to a report on Zillow Group from 2013, homeowners spend a median of $1,200 on summer home improvement projects. Here are a few home remodeling and home improvement projects we think are perfect for the summer.
Depending on where you live, summer may be the time of year to batten down the hatches. Whether you are plagued with hurricanes, thunderstorms, or just hot and humid weather, installing new storm doors can be great for your home. Storm doors don’t have to be just for protection from the weather because they can be great for some added curb appeal. You can find storm doors to go with all different types of décor.
Energy Efficient Windows
If you’re interested in keeping your energy bills down this summer, you may want to consider investing in energy efficient windows. When you’re constantly running your air conditioner over the summer, your bills are bound to go up, but energy efficient windows will help those bills stay down by keeping that cool air inside your home. Also, when you install energy efficient windows you can qualify for a tax credit of up to $500.
The bathroom is the one room in your house that every summer guest is bound to visit, therefore it makes sense to spend a little extra time and money on this room. There are many different things you can do to enhance the look of your bathroom, these things may include a bigger sink with nicer countertops or adding a bit more cabinet space. They could also include replacing your bathtub and slapping on a fresh coat of paint.
If you do decide to remodel your bathroom, you may need to rent a dumpster for your debris. Typically when a homeowner decides to remodel their bathroom, they will need to get rid of their old bathtub, toilet, cabinets, and possibly even some drywall. For more information regarding dumpster rentals for room remodels drop us a line at BudgetDumpster.com or call us at 1-866-284-6164.
Far too often people think the only time they need to focus on curb appeal is when they are trying to sell their home, but curb appeal is always important to maintaining the homestead. Summer is the perfect time to get outside and plant some fresh flowers and/or re-mulch your beds. Curb appeal can also mean touching up the paint on the outside of your home and fixing or replacing broken light fixtures.
While it can cost a pretty penny to install solar panels, depending on the size of your home and how much you spend on energy bills, they can help you save money well into the future. If saving money isn’t enough for you to install solar panels onto your home, have you considered the positive effect it can have on the environment? Depending on how sunny it is where you live, throwing a few panels on your roof could be a great project for the summer.
Summer is the time to be outside, and what better place is there to be than by your very own outdoor bar. You can easily build your own outdoor bar with some used pallets and a little bit of hard work. If you want to make your backyard the talk of the town this summer, add an outdoor kitchen along with an outdoor bar.
Do you have any home remodeling ideas for the summer we missed? Leave us a comment below with your ideas!