Summer Home Improvement
Younger homeowners and homes with children are significantly more likely to be planning a home improvement this summer and perhaps as many as three or more home improvements.
Homeowners plan to spend a median of $1,200 on summer home improvement projects.
Homes with children as well as homeowners 54 and younger plan to spend one-third more ($1,500) compared with homes without children and those 55 and older ($1,000).
Some of the most popular summer home improvement projects are outdoor spaces (40 percent) and bathrooms (17 percent). According to the Zillow Digs Summer Home Improvement Trend and Spending Survey, 60 percent of homeowners plan to make a home improvement or addition this summer. Summer is known for its humid weather and thunderstorms. Protect your doors from the elements this summer by installing brand new storm doors. Storm doors protect your main doors from the elements while bringing style to your home. It’s also a a great way to bring natural summer light into your home. Does your electric bill skyrocket every summer because of air conditioning costs? By installing new windows you can conserve energy by keeping heat in or out of the house. These windows also add décor and style to your home. As fall approaches and the nights cool down, open the windows to let the fresh air in, or keep them closed to preserve heat. From outdoor to indoor, there is something to make your home more presentable this summer as you get together with family and friends. These renovations will make your home more enjoyable this summer while also adding value.
SUMMER HOME MAINTENANCE TO-DO
Check the air conditioner
Inspect outdoor play equipment
Check the mower
Sharpen tool edges- mower, blades, hoes
Cut back shrubbery
Clean the gutters and downspouts
Clean and prep the pool
Power wash siding or brick
Check and clean the grill
Inspect exterior for loose or rotted siding
Inspect bricks and foundation for cracks or leaks
Wash the windows on the outside
Check windows for leaks
Recaulk seals on doors and windows
Inspect and clean the deck
Reseal the deck
Clean the dryer vent and exhaust duct
Fill cracks in concrete or asphalt
Re-Seal the garage floor
Inspect the roof for leaks or damage
Inspect all locks on doors and windows
Shampoo the carpet