The summer season is the perfect time of year to really enjoy your home and all that it has to offer, both inside and outside. So why not take the opportunity to make some much-needed home improvements and upgrades throughout your property to make the most of the season and your home?

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Continue reading for a few of the best home improvement ideas that can help you boost the value of your home this summer while also making it easier to entertain guests, throw parties, have fun, or simply relax when the weather is too hot to do anything else.

Enjoy Central Air Conditioning

Central air conditioning is hugely popular, and will greatly increase the value and appeal of your home, thanks to the fact that it is highly efficient and can actually save you money on your electricity bill this summer. When the temperature rises, turning on a window or wall unit air conditioner can result in one room feeling unbearably hot and another being too cold. But with a central air conditioning system in place, you can enjoy an even amount of cool air throughout every room of your home, and you can set it to the ideal temperature and let it click on and off as necessary.

If you do not currently have a central air unit installed in your home, go ahead and get it done so you can be more comfortable this summer, especially if you plan on having a lot of guests over. And if you already have one in place, make any necessary repairs to your central air unit to make sure it will function optimally throughout the season.

Invest in Your Backyard

The summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy your backyard space, so take the time to really spruce it up so you can enjoy campfires and barbecues out there with family and friends. Add a fire pit onto a new patio set that will be ideal for hosting events. If you have a pool, clean it out and refill it with water so that you can enjoy a refreshing swim whenever you want. And if you don’t have a pool, consider investing in having one installed, as nothing is more fun than swimming in the sunshine during a hot summer day.

Grow a Garden

Adding a pathway to a garden in your backyard can be the ideal way to create a lovely, idyllic space that you can retreat to with a cold glass of iced tea or lemonade on a warm day. Plant small trees, colorful flowers, and perhaps even some fruits and vegetables that you can enjoy throughout the summer. Getting outside to garden and help plants grow can be extremely therapeutic, too, so in addition to improving the look of your backyard space, you’ll also be benefitting from gardening by calming your mind and body and getting a bit of exercise in the process.

Install Energy Efficient Windows

To make your home feel as cool as possible when your air conditioner is on, swap out old windows that are poorly insulated for energy efficient, modern options that look great and will help you save money too. Plus, these windows will also help you save money when the weather gets cold again because they will help trap heat inside while preventing cold air from entering your home and forcing you to turn the thermostat up.

Improve Curb Appeal with Outdoor Lighting

For the curb appeal of the front of your property, the summer is a great time to install some cute lights along the walkway that leads to your front door. Choose solar-powered options that will get plenty of energy to spare during long, hot summer days, and then watch them come alive after the sun sets. You can also add these throughout your garden to highlight certain plants beautifully, as well as along your driveway so that you can see better at night and enjoy an extra level of security.

There are plenty of great ways to upgrade your home by making improvements that will allow you to enjoy it even more this summer. Whether you’re making upgrades to your air conditioning system to make sure you remain cool, installing a brand new pool for your friends to enjoy whenever they come over for a barbecue, or making improvements to your windows to create a more energy efficient house, there really is no better time to make your home everything that you envision it to be.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

2 thoughts on “5 Home Improvements to Make for the Summer”
  1. It’s interesting that you listed installing energy efficient windows here. I wouldn’t have thought that something like that would have that much of an impact on your home’s heating and cooling. That’s something I’ll have to look into a bit more over the next few days.

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