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

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

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.