Now that the sun has come out and new projects are being undertaken, here are a few popular summer ideas to renew your home. Usually it’s is all about the landscaping, but the interior and exterior of your home are just as important, if not more.
Install New Siding
Updating the siding on a home can be a daunting task, but a great help in the long run. It can affect the energy efficiency of a home and when replaced, gives the owner a chance to add on that little bit of insulation needed to keep a comfortable temperature inside. Keep in mind that there are many different types of siding options, including wood, vinyl, cement fiber board, and aluminum.
Replace the Old Windows
Speaking of energy efficiency, new double pane windows can also help to better regulate the temperature inside, helping to keep the interior cooler in the summer months and warmer in the winter, saving you some extra cash on bills every month.
Change the Color!
Probably the most cost effective way to update your home is to paint it. Painting the exterior will give your home a brand new look and painting the interior will make the space feel new again. Be sure to test any new paint colors before making a final decision and when choosing an exterior color, pick one that matches the character of your home and neighborhood.
Remodel Your Kitchen
Nothing feels better than to refresh a dull space, especially one in which the majority of your time is spent in. It’s amazing what new countertops, cabinets, or a backsplash can do for a kitchen! Not only are these important for re-energizing a kitchen, but to get the best out of the area, consider opening up the kitchen to an adjoining family or living room by removing a wall or two and adding an island. This will make your home feel more open and inviting.
Update a Bathroom
Another space that a lot of time is spent in is the bathroom. Currently the trend is all about fixtures that enrich the shower experience, blurring the lines between function and comfort. With the addition of shower amenities like seating, recessed wall niches for shampoos and soaps, and multiple shower faucets or rain shower heads, a bathroom can be changed into a spa like experience.