summer home renovation

The few months out of the year where the sun is shining, and there’s no snow! It’s finally summertime in Northeast Ohio, which means it’s time for pool parties, barbecues, and lounging around on the outside patio all day.

Catching some rays is all well and good, but summer is also a great time to accomplish some simple summer home renovation goals. This is your moment to tackle all those projects you couldn’t get done in the colder months. This time also allows you to prepare your home for the fall and winter months that will be here all too soon. Check out some of our summer home renovation projects to consider below.

Restaining a Deck/Patio

Decks and patios take a beating during winter in Ohio from all the snow, ice, and cold winds, especially ones that are made of wood instead of composite materials. This is why taking advantage of some warm weather and dry conditions to not only refresh your deck for this summer season but to protect it all winter long too.

This is a great summer home renovation because the entire process takes a couple of days. From cleaning and preparing the deck, to sanding it down, and then ultimately laying multiple coats of stain down and letting it dry, staining a deck/patio can’t be done overnight.

Power Washing Your House

How long has it been since you last power washed the exterior of your home? It’s probably been quite a while, hasn’t it? Power washing is an extremely effective way to clean away any dirt and grime that has built up over time. Not only can you power wash the actual exterior of your house but your driveway and sidewalks as well, giving your home a total makeover and completely refreshed look.

Updating Your Kitchen Floors

A kitchen floor remodel can take some time, which means your kitchen could be occupied for a couple of days, if not longer. But that’s okay because summers are grilling season! You can take the time to enjoy some delicious meals outdoors while your kitchen floors are being installed.

The summers are also good for this kind of home renovation as you’re provided with natural lighting, which allows you to make the right choice on the type of flooring you want and gives you a good idea of how it’ll look in your home. Lastly, the updating of kitchen floors can lead to dust and other odors, but during the summer you can easily open up your windows without the cold and moisture of other seasons playing into effect.

If you want to learn more about some kitchen flooring options, check out our blogs
Here’s Why Contractors Are Vital When Installing Tile Floors and Everything You Need to Know About the Installation of Hardwood Floors for more detail.

Switching Out Your Front Door

Power washing your home exterior, consistently mowing the yard, and trimming your hedges are all great, but an eyesore of a front door can take the beauty away from all of that, especially during the summer.

The first thing people usually notice about a home is the front door. So, make sure yours is up-to-date! Not only can an old front door make your house look bad, but it can also let in drafts that cause you to pay more in bills to both cool down and keep your house heated during the winters. So don’t let that be the case. This summer, switch out your front door and reap the benefits by keeping money in your pocket and having the best curb appeal on the block.

Importance of Working With a Licensed Contractor

Doing some of these summer home renovation ideas by yourself could seem simple enough, but we recommend working with a licensed contractor to ensure that the work is done right and done without any mistakes.

Our team of experts is able to handle a project with much more ease than you could by trying to do it yourself. It’s easy to run into the risk of injuring yourself, constructing something incorrectly, or simply not having the required knowledge to complete a project. Especially during uncertain times like these, relying on a licensed contractor can be beneficial because we’ll come in, do the work for you, and simply let you enjoy the finished product.

Remember This Before Tackling Your Summer Home Renovation Project

Before you jump right into applying some of these summer renovation projects, you should know where to find a team of experienced designers and contractors that can help make your dreams a reality.

Our team can provide you with the direction, vision, and execution you need when you decide it’s time to work on your home. We can also help you with any additional projects that you might be considering.

Let our team be the ones to give your home the right look and feel. At Malek Construction, our team works hard to make you feel right at home. Contact us today, and we’ll help you build the home of your dreams.