As we slowly embrace the summer, many homeowners are getting ready to tackle big home improvement projects this season. While summer is inarguably a great time to work on your home for numerous reasons, getting a head start during these first few weeks of summer has numerous benefits.
Most importantly, it will be much easier to find a remodeling company like the Denver Remodel Group to help you complete these home improvement projects. Bear in mind that the best companies will be booked for the rest of the summer.
On the other hand, the available ones are going to receive a lot of phone calls from homeowners who decided to wait for the last minute.
Worse off, their rates are probably going to be higher and waiting lines longer. Therefore, consider booking a remodeling company to start working on your project right now, while the demand is lower.
If you start working on pressing home improvement projects now, you are likely to get better rates, avoid crowded home improvement store aisles and have more time to complete them and enjoy the results during the summer.
More importantly, you will have your peace of mind knowing you’ve dealt with pressing issues before they became more serious. Finally, if you start working now, you’ll have more free time to enjoy during the rest of the summer.
Here are some of the best home improvement ideas you should get started on!
Water Damage Repairs
First, and probably the most important home improvement project would be fixing any water damage your home may have suffered from during winter and spring. First of all, make a note of how well your home has handled the weather. Did your basement flood or did your roof leak?
If the answer to both questions is positive, you’ll want to patch up your roof and address the basement issue first. Water damage can result in wood rot and mold if left unaddressed. Needless to say, both mold and rot can be very expensive to tackle, so prevention is the key.
It’s no wonder that landscaping is on the top of many homeowners’ summer home improvement lists. Not only does it help create a stunning first impression, it is also a great way to add to your home value, even up to 30%. And best of all, it is one of the least expensive home improvement projects.
This is a great time to start aerating and spraying for weeds, as well as planting trees. Roots thrive in cool soil, which makes early summer the last call to have new trees planted.
From simple lawn trimming to having a complete remodel done by a landscape architect, the price of this project can vary. However, one thing is certain: your home will be the talk of the neighborhood.
These first few weeks of summer are ideal to start working on a big paint job for your home. The heavy rain season is over, and you won’t have to worry about windy days as well. Painting your home is a great way to cover up any water damage. It also gives the homeowners a chance to closely inspect their exterior for any damage they might have missed.
There are many reasons why now is a great time to start that bathroom remodeling project you have been planning for a while. First of all, unlike home remodeling companies, most plumbers are usually available during the summer due to the fact that there are less frozen valves and burst pipes to worry about.
Furthermore, remodeling your bathroom means you’ll have to spend more time outside unless you prefer the constant drilling noises. And what better time to be outside than summer? Your family can spend more time at the pool or visiting your relatives. You can spice up each day by coming up with different activities until the project is complete. Or you could plan your vacation to coincide with the remodeling project and avoid all the dust and noise altogether.
Outdoor Remodeling and Room Additions
If you planned for any outdoor improvement projects such as raising a fence, building a patio or re-plastering your pool, don’t wait for the late summer. These projects take a lot of time, a few weeks at best. If you begin working on them right away, you’ll be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor in the summer.
The same goes for room additions. Planning the additions, designing new rooms and obtaining the necessary permits can take months to complete. If you get a head start, you’ll make sure these projects are completed before bad weather sets in again in fall.