Summer can be a lovely time of the year and this year people are spending a lot more time in their homes due to the pandemic. This also makes it a great time to make upgrades to your home and there are a few ways that you can improve your home so that you can enjoy spending more time here during the warmer months of the year. So, if you are looking to stay busy with some home improvements and you want to make your house a nice place to spend time when the weather is warm then here are a few ideas.
Create a Social Space in the Garden
Many people are socializing more in their garden even with the pubs and restaurants open again and this is understandable. This means that creating a social space in your backyard is a smart move and will allow you to entertain during the warmer months. Ideally, this will involve having a large enough table with comfortable chairs, exterior lighting and possible shelter (such as a large umbrella).
Power Wash the Exterior
The harsh winter months can certainly take their toll on the exterior of your home which can bring down the overall appearance. Power washing the exterior can restore your home’s exterior to its former glory and it is also an activity that is immensely satisfying to do. In addition to the exterior, you can also power wash the patio, driveway and decking to revitalise the property and make it much more appealing this summer and beyond.
Having the doors and windows open on a warm summer’s day is a lovely feeling as it blurs the line between inside and out and allows fresh air to flow through, but it can also be problematic. You will find that insects can make their way into the home (especially at night), but this is not a problem with the use of fly screens which allow you to keep your doors open but provide a mesh barrier which will help to keep out flies and other insects.
If you really want to improve the look of your front or rear garden then landscaping is a great way to achieve this. While you can use a professional for this, it is actually something that you can easily do yourself with helpful advice, tips and inspiration available online and it can be much more rewarding when it is your own work.
Following this, you will find that growing your own fruit and veg in the garden is an excellent idea. It is something that is active and will allow you to enjoy fresh air each day, plus it can help to improve your diet and reduce your need to go to the grocery store which is useful in a time when this can be stressful.
People are spending a lot more time in their homes than normal during COVID-19 so it is a great time to make improvements to your home and these will make summer much more enjoyable this year.