As the weather warms, it’s fast becoming time for outdoor barbecues, socially distanced gatherings, and lazy days under the sun.

But if your home lacks the visual appeal and features you imagine when you consider your perfect summer, it’s not too late to make some changes! Both during the pandemic and beyond, we love to take advantage of the warm months for summer home improvements, so you’re far from alone in your DIY mission. From simple summer home décor upgrades to new construction projects, here are a few ways to breathe fresh air into your property this year.

1. Freshen Up Your Home Exterior

When the outside of your home looks weathered or has gone grey with age, a simple facelift can make all the difference. Though painting your house in a fresh coat of the same color can help, consider trying a new color for some visual novelty!

If you don’t want to commit to a whole-house painting project, try painting your front door instead. You’d be surprised at how a simple pop of color can breathe a little fresh air into your home’s façade.

2. Care for or Add a Deck or Patio

Many of the most exciting summer activities at home will take place in the backyard. As a result, having a beautiful area where you can sit outside can be a great way to make the most of the season.

If you have an existing deck or patio, now is the time to invest in a great power washing service to brighten the look of it. If you’re ready to get one, on the other hand, take some time to consider the reputable building companies in your area, or see more here. Don’t forget to also grab some new summer home furniture to go with your new or renewed outdoor oasis!

3. Upgrade Your Window Treatments

Though it’s fun to be outside in the summer sun, you don’t want to carry the scorching heat with you inside!

Make sure your window treatments are up to par to ensure that your summer is enjoyable instead of sweltering. After all, the Department of Energy estimates that over 75% of the sunlight that falls on your window will enter to become heat! Consider installing energy-efficient shades or blinds to keep the heat outside where it belongs.

4. Add Some Greenery

The right landscaping can be a great, low-cost way to add some visual interest and even much-needed shade to your property. From planting small trees to setting up flowerbeds, you’ll find that even small touches yield beautiful results.

In addition, you may want to consider planting a home garden. Beyond benefits like saving you money on produce, a garden can add both visual appeal and value to your home.

Get Started on These Summer Home Improvements

Slather on the sunscreen: it’s time to head outside and tackle these summer home improvements! Whether you add just a few decorative touches or revamp your entire property, the changes above can help you enjoy your home during the summer months ahead.

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