With the long days and warm temperatures, the summer months are the perfect time to tackle a wide variety of home renovation projects and give your home the love and attention it needs. Some of these projects can be tackled by any competent DIYer while other projects are best left to the professionals who will be able to ensure that the job is completed safely and to a high standard.
Give your kitchen cabinets a makeover
With the kitchen being at the heart of the home it’s one of the most important rooms in your house. And, while a brand new kitchen will set you back thousands of pounds, there are a couple of simple and cheap ways that you can spruce up your kitchen for a fraction of the price of buying new units. Painting your kitchen cabinets is a great way to breath fresh life into your kitchen cupboards and the good news is that this won’t cost the earth. If you want to freshen up your kitchen even more than replacing your worktops is a sure fire way to update your kitchen.
Clean, inspect and repair gutters
Your gutters help to get rid of rainwater directing it from your roof and down into the drain system, but in order to work effectively the gutters needs to be free from debris. Over the autumn and winter months these can become full of leaves, moss, dirt and other debris. The summer months are the perfect time to take to your ladders and clean and inspect your guttering. This will also help to highlight if any repairs are needed before problems start occurring.
Repairing timber windows and doors
Give your timber windows and doors some attention in the summer months to keep them protected and help avoid expensive window replacements. From applying a fresh coat of paint or stain to filling holes and resealing windows, there are plenty of ways that you can restore windows and doors.
Tiling and decorating
The warm summer months are a great time of year to tackle a range of painting and decorating jobs, as well as new tiling projects. Take advantage of the light evenings to get all your preparation work completed before tackling the bulk of your decorating projects at the weekend. Alternatively, get in touch with your local painter or decorator who will be happy to provide a quote for you.
Fitting a smart thermostat
Anyone that’s interested in saving money on their heating bills will really benefit from a smart thermostat. And while it may sound daft to be thinking of your heating in the summer, the reality is that plumbers and heating engineers will have a lot more availability during the summer months. We’d also recommend getting your boiler serviced at the same time as a well maintained boiler will be more energy efficient than a poorly maintained one.