The summer is a great time to get some remodeling and/or renovating done. It’s been a long winter, but with Memorial Day around the corner, let’s turn our attention to the warm months ahead of us full of sunshine and outdoor activities. Time spent outside in the yard or on the deck gives us a chance to look at things that need to be done for regular maintenance as well as some things that will just spruce your house up a bit. No time like the summer to get some major projects done. And, don’t wait until we are in the dog days of summer!
Let’s look at a few interior and exterior projects that are perfect for the summer, right now.
Exterior Remodeling Projects
There are few things that you can do that make as much of an impact as replacing the siding on your home. With new siding, your house can go from having a tired exterior to one with renewed life, and one of the nicest looking on your block. Your home’s siding may be starting to flake and peel even after just a few years of being painted. The old siding that has been there forever may be developing rot, mold, or mildew which makes it difficult for the paint to hold. And, if there are any loose or missing boards, your home’s weather resistance is reduced, resulting in higher heating and air conditioning costs over time. The suitably warm weather of summer is the best time to tackle this project.
Another great exterior renovation project for summer is installing new or repairing old windows. Drafty windows that have developed space between the window and frame results in higher heating and cooling costs as well as lower levels of indoor comfort. Be sure to check your windows every once in a while for water or air leaks that may be present. Replacing or repairing your windows can increase the energy efficiency of your home and enhance the overall value of it. So, if your annual fall caulking around the windows didn’t do much to stop the chill from seeping through, it’s probably time to call in the professionals!
Interior Remodeling Projects
Refacing Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets
The two rooms that give you the biggest return on your investment are the kitchen and bathroom. When you’re getting a house market-ready, these are the rooms you want to focus on. Or, maybe you aren’t moving, you’re just tired of looking at a kitchen that is old and shabby. There is no question that remodeling a kitchen or a bathroom is not only extremely disruptive to life but also can be pricey.
So, if you’re not up for a total remodel, consider refacing the cabinets. Cabinet refacing involves replacing cabinet doors and drawer fronts and installing matching veneer on the face of the cabinet bases. Refacing can be a great, cost-saving option if the existing cabinets are in good shape and where the existing kitchen layout works well as it is. You can have new wood or laminate veneer over existing cabinet and drawer fronts or you can choose to have completely new cabinet doors and drawer fronts installed. Either way, you’ll think you’ve got a new kitchen when it’s done!
Painting – Interior and Exterior
You can paint the interior of a house anytime because it is climate controlled. But, there is no better time of the year to paint the exterior of your house than the summer, especially early summer when there are fewer threats of hurricanes.
A fresh coat of paint gives everything a new attitude and, obviously, a good paint job beautifies and adds character and personality to your home. But, additionally, a good paint job has benefits beyond aesthetics such as:
- Increased lifespan of siding
- Better curb appeal
- Increased home value
- Proactive identification of insect damage
- Increased protection against the elements
Now is the time to get any exterior painting done!
Contact Osborne Painting in Raleigh!
If you’re ready for a new look for your home, we’re ready to help you get it. We do more than just paint. With over 20 years of experience in the Raleigh area, you can rest assured we’ll make your house look better than ever. Call us today to learn more about services we can offer that give your house the facelift you want! To get started with a free estimate, call us at (919) 878-6611 or fill out our online contact form.