Making updates around the home is easy to put off and wait another day to take on. However, once summer comes it’s time to stop putting off those home updates and make the improvements that your home deserves. That’s because these updates are an investment in your property, which can make it more valuable and better to live in.
Summer has longer days, in terms of daylight hours, so you have no excuse. Here are a few projects that you may want to consider.
Find Ways to Maximize Your Screen-Free Rooms
The way people use their phones, computers, and TVs is changing in several ways, notably in how much more they’re using them. From 2019 to 2020, average daily usage went from 12 GB to 16.6 GB, or a 38 percent increase in how much data people are using daily. So, finding a way to get the most out of rooms in your home is important.
Design these spaces to maximize their usage and make members of your family not want to be on their phones in these rooms, helping to bring your family together.
Bring Bright Accessories Into Your Home
Plenty of people decorate for different seasons. Pumpkins come out of the Fall season, Christmas trees and lights are added for the holidays. The same can be done for the summer. Bringing in accessories to your home that brighten it up makes for a great summer refresh to your home.
This might be blankets and pillows that light up your home or finding a new tablecloth or curtains to use. Changing these details of your home as the seasons go on is bound to keep your home’s design feeling fresh, without requiring too much effort.
Reorganize Your Bathroom
Doing a full bathroom remodel can be time-consuming and a major hassle to your daily routine. Reorganizing the bathroom, however, is a great way to give your home a quick refresh. This helps you to better enjoy the use of space. It also gives you a chance to look for leaks while reorganizing your bathroom, which is important, as one out of ten homes has a leak that can waste 90 gallons of water a day.
Consider the Smell of Your Home
A great way to refresh your home for summer is by bringing in summer scents to your home. Candles, room sprays, and other ways of updating the smell in your home for the summer season will get you in the spirit of the season, relax you, and fit the weather outside better than candles leftover from Fall or Winter.
Candles can also act like centerpieces, adding to the style of your home. Most popular summer scents are light and remind people of activities that they’d be doing during the summertime, such as beach-related scents, campfire-type scents, and other similar smells.
Update Your Landscaping
The best time of year to update your landscaping is the summertime, for the good weather and extended hours of light available to work outside. There are a few different ways to refresh your yard’s landscaping, from adding a swing set for your kids to installing a new garden. Adding a fence is another great way to refresh your yard, while also making it safer to use for children and pets. However, it is important to pay attention to local laws when working on your yard. For instance, in California, you need to give your adjoining neighbors thirty days’ notice before installing structures like a fence.
When it comes to home updates, summer is a great time to get out and make those changes. So, don’t wait. Decide on the projects to update and get to work.