It’s easy to underestimate the amount of work it takes to get your home looking refreshed, clean and presentable after the messy winter weather. That’s why we always recommend getting a head start as early as possible so you can get it done to embrace and enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Learn some of our top tips and tricks to prepare your home for the summer season.
Go Deep With Your Spring Cleaning
With so much to tackle after the winter, it can be overwhelming when you realize how much maintenance and work your home really needs. The problem is when there’s so much to do, many of us tend to skim over the surface and avoid those deeper levels of grime that could really use some attention. To save you from having to deal with those chores during the sunny weather, break up your to-do list into baby steps so you can focus on cleaning one area at a time thoroughly so you won’t have to keep sweeping and mopping as much once the summer sun shines in.
Revive Your Garden Now
This time of year is also ideal to start prepping your garden beds. And since outdoor spaces play such an integral role for lounging and entertaining during the summer, you want to make sure it’s ready to show off well ahead of your first barbeque. Carve out one weekend to rake, mow, trim, plant and get your landscape summer ready. Then add some extra touches to transform your garden into a cozy and inviting space. You can do this with simple additions like installing pot lights in the deck or placing a fire pit in the backyard.
Be Prepared for Guests
The warmer weather gets people out and about and more eager to pop in for a visit, which is why you should always be prepared for guests. Entertaining is what this season is all about, so stock up some of the essentials you’ll need, and keep your interior and exterior tidy so you’re not scrambling when there’s an unexpected knock at the door.
Perform Preventative Maintenance
The combination of snow, ice and frigid cold temperatures over the course of the winter can wreak havoc on certain areas of the home. That’s why preventative maintenance is always important to do after each winter. We recommend having your air conditioner, HVAC unit, eaves troughs, lawn equipment and even your grill looked at. If there’s any damage to these areas, like your A/C, fixing it now can prevent a lot of sweaty aggravation once the weather heats up.
Take Advantage of Summer Discounts
If you need your carpets cleaned, windows washed or gutters cleared out, hire a company during the summer. Since this is their slower season, many companies usually offer discounted rates. So whatever you need to be done, book it during the summer!
Think Ahead to Prevent Water Damage
After the big winter thaw and added moisture from spring, water damage is one of the biggest issues homeowners face during this time of year. Plus, the hot and humid summers can conjure up some massive storms which can cause flooding. To avoid any water damage, think ahead by having any vulnerable areas inspected and repaired. This includes the roof, windows, gutters, sump pumps, foundation and any noticeable cracks. Tackling these areas now can prevent water damage and save you thousands of dollars in repairs.
Though interlock stones may be durable, they can still end up chipped and loose after the winter. Ignoring any issues can make your walkways unsafe, especially during the winter season when the ground is covered in snow and ice. To keep the exterior of your home safe and looking sharp, get any damaged patio stones replaced.
Update Your Bathroom or Kitchen
Seeing your kitchen or bathroom in the summer sunlight can make you realize how badly they need updating — if this sounds like you, be sure to book in your reno early so you can get these staple areas of the home done, dusted and looking summer ready for hosting family and friends.
Book Your Home Addition
Whether you’re planning to rent out an income suite or just add on more space for your growing family, now’s the time also to organize, plan and book your contractors well in advance. Having to face these renos once the warm weather tapers off is never an enjoyable experience.
Plan ahead of time with these tips and tricks to prepare your home for summer. And when you need repairs, renovations or maintenance done around the home, give us a call! Our team at Renosgroup can tackle all of your household projects!