Summer might be coming to a close soon, but that doesn’t mean that summer home renovation season is over.
Before the cooler weather, back to school, and busy holiday season comes around.
Make sure to take care of those pressing home renovation tasks, especially if you’re expecting a home inspection.
While some people need to make updates for their home just because, others need to do so in order to get their home prepared for selling it.
Summer Home Renovations
Regardless of why you need to take care of those last pieces, we have some ideas that you can complete over a weekend and will get your home up to date before it’s too late.
Pressure Washing the Exterior
First things first, the exterior of your home takes on a lot of wear and tear from the elements. Between snow, rain, wind, and dust, your once glowing siding might start to look a little worn over the years.
Luckily, pressure washing machines usually will do the trick. If you don’t already own one, you can borrow one from a friend/neighbor or even rent one from a local hardware store.
If this isn’t something you want to do, you can always hire a local company to do the job for you!
Deep Clean the House
One of the most underrated summer home renovations is a deep clean. On your next weekend off, create a list of all of the rooms in your home and what needs to be cleaned a little extra.
For example, in the kitchen, you might add “clean behind the oven; clean the inside of the refrigerator; scrub the stovetop.” Each room has its own set of items that can be overlooked during normal cleaning routines.
Coming up with a list will help you stay on top of everything.
Re-Paint the Interior
After you do a deep clean of the house, take a close look at any rooms where the paint might be looking a little old, dirty, or even outdated—it might be time for a new painting job.
Choose a color palette that is clean and neutral, like whites, light grays, or baby blues. Choosing something too flashy could become tacky and in the event that you do decide to sell your home, could make your home appear less valuable. In these situations, less is more!
When it comes to renovations that increase home value, your curb appeal is going to make top of the list. This is because when anybody comes to view your home, the outside is going to be the first thing that they see.
First impressions matter, so make sure to do a thorough job of cleaning up your landscaping. This means removing any debris or garbage, trimming trees and shrubs, tending to the lawn, and making sure your garden is looking lively.
When it comes to home renovations, you don’t always need a team of contractors to get you to where you need to be.
Sometimes, all you need is a long weekend, some tools, and a lot of perseverance.
You can add a lot of value to your home without having to go overboard with updates.