Top to Bottom Home Improvements to Try This Summer

Top to Bottom Home Improvements to Try This Summer

The following contribution is from another author.

Summer is by far the best season for home improvements. The longer days, bright light, and better chance of good weather can help to ensure that any project you embark upon can proceed without a hitch. If you want to take advantage of all of these benefits and upgrade your home this year, here’s a few top-to-bottom ideas you might want to consider.

Upgrade your roof

Given that “fix the roof while the sun is shining” is a common saying, it should come as no surprise that our suggestion for a “top” improvement is a new roof. Your roof is crucial to the structural integrity of your home, as well as your home’s overall energy efficiency, so updating your roof this summer will certainly stand you in good stead for many seasons to come. You’ll need to find a professional roofing company to undertake the work, of course – working at heights carries significant dangers, so this is one task you won’t want to DIY – but the process should be relatively smooth and straightforward, so you’ll be able to enjoy the reassurance of your new roof in no time at all.

Build an ensuite

Unless you live in a bungalow, your main master bedroom is likely to be in the “middle” of your house – and one of the most beneficial improvements in this area is to build an ensuite bathroom. While you do need to sacrifice a little of your bedroom space in order to accommodate an ensuite, most people find the extra space – and the reduction of demand on the main bathroom – is well worth it, especially during summer when it’s likely everyone in the house will be taking more showers in order to cope with the heat. What’s more, when it comes to selling your home, an ensuite could definitely help to increase your sale price. If you decide to go for it, it’s usually best to contract a professional to undertake the work; this is a touch more expensive, but is more likely to produce the best possible results.

Install a pond

When it comes to selecting a home improvement for the “bottom” of your home, you can’t do much better than digging right into the soil. There’s a variety of ideas you could consider in this regard, but opting to install a pond is perhaps the best of them all. Ponds serve a dual purpose; they are aesthetically pleasing and help to bring your entire garden design together, and they can also be hugely beneficial for local wildlife. Even better still, digging a new pond can usually be completed on a DIY basis; there’s a number of great guides online that can simplify the process, and unless you’ve chosen to dig a pond that rivals the Mariana Trench in terms of size and depth, you could be finished in a single weekend.

In conclusion

The home improvements as detailed above are always a great choice, regardless of the time of year. However, by choosing to complete the work in summer, you can look forward to a stress-free renovation process, as well as the security of knowing that your home is in the best top-to-bottom condition possible condition when fall eventually arrives.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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