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Home Renovation Projects During The Summer

Summer is one of the best times to complete those home summer renovation and remodeling projects on your mind. After spending more time than usual in our homes over the past year, homeowners across the country are planning and prioritizing renovation and remodeling projects.

Tackling those home improvement projects while the weather is good can improve the look of your home, give you more usable space, and even save you money. Many Texas residents are taking advantage of long sunny days to get started on these popular summer home renovations.

Home Interior Renovations and Remodels

While the kids are out hanging by the pool all summer, you can get the interior of your home in tip-top shape for enjoyment in the fall and winter months. These are the top projects to consider this summer.

Install Energy Efficient Windows

New windows can drastically reduce the energy costs to heat and cool your home. They can also update the look of your home quickly and easily. Each window replacement typically takes under an hour to install.

Look for EnergyStar and NFRC labels on your replacement windows. These models typically feature enhanced glazing, tinting, or insulating properties that can maximize your energy efficiency. In a warm climate like Texas, you can also invest in a protective window coating that reduces heat absorption from the sun.

Remodel Your Kitchen

A poorly designed kitchen can be a big hassle for families. Even for single homeowners, living without a functioning kitchen can be a challenge. Summer is the perfect time to remodel your kitchen with minimal disruption to your daily life because you can use the grill for cooking meals outdoors.

Remodeling your kitchen offers one of the best returns on investment for home improvement projects. You will be able to recover somewhere between 60-80% of your remodeling costs with the increased home value. Even if you are not planning to sell, a remodeled kitchen is an excellent investment to help you enjoy your home even more.

Create Multi-Use Spaces

You most likely noticed rooms that were not as functional as others as you spent more time at home the past year. This summer, you can give any unused or underused spaces in your home a new purpose.

If you had to repurpose a room into a work-from-home or home-study space temporarily, now is the perfect time to transform that space for the future. With the right design, you can convert these spaces into multi-use rooms, such as a guest bedroom/ home office, or a den/recreation room, that give you flexibility.

Home Exterior Renovation Projects

The winter months with harsher weather can age the outside of your home. As the plants begin to grow and your family spends more time outdoors, update the exterior look and enhance your home’s curb appeal with these popular home renovation projects.

Build a Deck

Expand your outdoor entertaining area with a new deck. You’ll gain valuable living space and increase your home’s value. Decks are also great places to grow a small raised or vertical vegetable garden or flowering plants for decoration.

When planning your deck, don’t forget to think about options for cover. Installing a retractable awning or purchasing sun umbrellas ensures the space stays functional year-round.

Update Porches and Patios

A few simple updates can make your porch or patio far more enjoyable for you and your family. Use the summer months to add a cover to any outdoor patios to help you beat the heat. If the patio floor has any cracks in the concrete or stonework, now is the perfect time to repair it.

Adding screens to your porches can protect you from insects and make evenings outdoors more enjoyable. It’s a quick and straightforward project that provides immediate benefits. You may even want to consider installing an outdoor ceiling fan to add an energy-efficient cooling effect to your porch.

Build an Outdoor Kitchen

Summer is grilling season. An outdoor kitchen can make cooking outside even more enjoyable. With everything you need in one place, you’ll spend more time socializing and less time running inside for supplies.

Full outdoor kitchens, complete with multiple cooking surfaces, fridges, and food prep areas, are becoming increasingly popular. Adding a fireplace or outdoor heater will allow you to use your outdoor kitchen all year long comfortably.

Replace Roofing

When your home needs a new roof, it’s best not to delay the replacement. Old roofs can lead to leaks and mold that cause costly damage to your home. A quality roof can last more than 20 years. Take advantage of the long periods of clear weather to protect your home with a new roof this summer.

Freshen-up Siding

You can completely change the look of your home with a quick siding refresh. If your home’s current siding has cracks, gaps, or looks faded, it’s time for an update.

New siding protects your home from the elements and can increase the resale value. Even if you don’t need completely new siding, a good power wash and a fresh coat of exterior paint during summer can brighten the look of your home.

How Big State Construction Can Help

Whatever your summer home renovation project needs, Big State Construction can help. We are a Houston-based team with over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. Our professional team of fully licensed builders work closely with you to understand your needs and budget for the project. Contact us today for a quote.

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