Summer is in full throttle! If you haven’t started already, it’s time to use the good weather to complete some long awaited home improvements. Below, I have listed ten ideas as to how you can improve your home this summer. Please try to avoid humid days and stay hydrated! 

1. Build A Deck

Extend your living space into the great outdoors by building some decking. A stylish deck will give your outdoor space an impressively smart feel and is a great place to host barbeques on those warm summer evenings. (Imagine watching the Penguins win the Stanley Cup next year…but underneath the summertime stars!)

2. Gardening

If you’re going to be spending more time out in the garden, you’ll want something nice to look at. Plant a tree, cut back the weeds or hang some flower baskets. Why not involve the kids and make it a fun project for the whole family?

3. Shed Time!

If you’ve wanted a shed for a while, summer is the perfect time to build one. It’s also a great place to store all those tools, paint pots and brushes that you’ll be using for all of your seasonal home improvement projects. One tip though – don’t leave all the DIY up to your dad!

4. Remodel your bathroom

The one room that everyone who visits your home will use, and inevitably judge, is the bathroom. Taking the time to change that outdated lino or tiling, adding a fresh lick of paint or even investing in some new hand towels could make all the difference to your bathrooms aesthetics.

5. Shower Detail

Speaking of bathrooms, if you’ve been meaning to get rid of that moldy old shower curtain, or simply want to update your current set up, a great shower enclosure can really change the look and feel of your space. Mira Showers provide beautifully designed, contemporary shower enclosures that come in a range of sizes to suit any bathroom.

6. Remodel The Guest/Spare Room

If you have a lot of visitors during the summer months, it may be worth investing in that neglected spare room. Simply buying some new bed sheets, throw pillows and rugs can make a guest room extra special.

7. Prepare For Winter

To quote Game of Thrones, “Winter is coming!” Use the summer to work on projects that will improve your home in the winter. These include things such as adding double glazing, insulation and checking your heating system.

8. Paint the house

There are few things that can spruce up your home’s interior and exterior faster than a coat of paint. Summer is the perfect time to start those paint projects and completely transform the look of your home.

9. Update The Kitchen

If you’re using the summer to work on projects that will increase the value of your property, it’s time to update that musty old kitchen! Improvements to the kitchen and the bathroom yield the best return on investment and will help increase the value of your home.

10. Do “Spring-ish” Cleaning

Or summer clean in this case! With seven out of ten Brits unable to find the time to clean, it seems that the summer holidays could be a good time to start. A deep clean is one of the easiest things you can do to quickly spruce up your home. This will instantly make each and every room feel like it’s brand new!

Summer is a great time to get cracking on those much needed home improvements. Taking the time to beautify your home now will ensure that you can enjoy it even more in the future!