From Brittany on July 27th, 2011 in General Remodel
Summertime. Iced tea, the stack of good reads, the irrational but seemingly justifiable excuse to practice lazy grooming. We get it. Summer is a time for rejuvenation, kicking back, and possibly that long-envisioned travel to faraway lands. Summer = chill.
But don’t sell yourself (or your dwelling) short by too many days lazing about. If you’re daydreaming on your hammock about a better living space, then consider taking action before the good weather slips into precarious fall. Consider that now is the ideal time to complete some home renovations.
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Summertime is ideal for renovations for the obvious main reason that the weather is predictable and fair. No stalling due to weather constraints. Not to mention that summer (aside from July 4) is generally free and clear of holidays, allowing you time to make improvements before company rolls into town.
Inspired by New Year’s resolutions, many home improvements start as the year begins, which means more competition on cost, as well as your home professional’s time and attention. New siding or a newly renovated kitchen can be shown off without holiday stress to friends and family over a casual summer dinner party.
#1 – Window Replacement
Window replacement is by far the most important renovation to get to this summer. Where rain and other inclement fall and winter weather can stall the process and even prevent progress, summer is generally free and clear. You want to be finished, sealed up properly and looking through new beautiful glass and frames from a warm interior when the cooler weather hits. Get window cost info by clicking here.
#2 – Air Conditioning
If your air conditioning needs replacement, why in the world wait until you don’t need it as much? Now is the time to replace that inefficient air conditioner. You can breathe easy (and cooler) in the process, because you can even get government rebates for installing an energy-efficient air conditioner.
Siding can be nearly impossible to replace in winter months. Many siding types, while they have a long life on your house, must be properly finished and sealed to retain quality, and that’s hard to do in the fall and winter. Show off your new exterior when your home is at its best, with summer greenery surrounding it. Plus, siding tops the list of home improvements with the highest resale value.
#4 – Bathroom Remodeling
Along with a siding replacement, bathroom remodels get you the most return on your investment. A bathroom renovation creates a more sell-able, ready-to-live-in home, not to mention that it revolutionizes your daily life. Depending on the scale of renovation, bathroom improvements can take from a weekend to several weeks. Start now and enjoy daily your summery new bathroom.
#5 – Kitchen Remodeling
The heart of the home, a kitchen renovation can revolutionize your entire home. If you’re thinking of a complete appliance replacement and kitchen overhaul, start now to show off your renovations by Thanksgiving. If you’re needing small cosmetic improvements, then head off with your shades and iced tea to pick out hardware, cabinet paint, and a backsplash to have a new kitchen by next week.