With summer coming up fast, it’s time to start thinking about what home improvement projects are most easily or successfully done when it’s warm outside and the weather is nice. So to help you come up with a list of things you can and should accomplish in the next few months, here are three home improvement projects to tackle this summer.
Clean Out Your Pantry
In most areas, the summer is when pests start coming out in homes and around properties. Because of this, the summer is the perfect time to reevaluate your pantry and how you’ve been storing food inside your house.
According to Maria Conti, a contributor to DIY Network, your first priority should be getting all of the food that isn’t already stored in an air-tight container into an air-tight container. To make your organization easier, you may want to consider using clear containers so you can easily see what’s stored inside rather than having to label or open each container in order to find what you’re looking for.
Additionally, if you have kids at home, you’ll also want to be conscious of where you store certain items in your pantry. Food that you want your children to be able to get on their own should be stored lower and within reach. But food that you don’t want them to get into, or that they shouldn’t be eating without supervision, should be stored higher and out of reach.
Install New Windows
If you’ve noticed that your home has been having issues with the foundation that have manifested themselves in faulty windows, the summer is the perfect time to address these issues.
When installing new windows, Glenda Taylor, a contributor to BobVila.com, recommends that you opt for windows that are both energy efficient and low maintenance for you. With windows like this, you will not only be able to feel more comfortable and safe within your home, but you’ll likely also see a decrease in your heating and cooling costs since your home will be more energy efficient.
Seal Your Home
To keep your home both cool in the summer and warm in the winter, you’ve got to have things properly sealed. Without this, air will easily escape through cracks, holes, and spaces all around the exterior of your home. So before you start cranking your air conditioning this summer, Daniel Bortz, a contributor to Realtor.com, shares that you should go around your home looking for air leaks that you can plug in order to get a better seal around your home.
If you’re ready to take on some home improvement projects this summer, consider the ones mentioned above to get done in these warmer months.