21 May Sprucing up your home for summer
So the weather’s starting to perk up a little and the nights are finally getting longer, which can only mean one thing – the great British summer is very nearly upon us.
But before you whip the barbecue out, you might want to think about how you can make productive use of the better weather. Maybe you have other things on your mind – and that’s perfectly understandable – but now’s a good time to carry out a few home improvements so your house looks fantastic all summer long.
There are lots of things you can do to revitalise your home for the summer. Here are just a few points you might want to consider.
Refreshing the interior
Breathing new life into your home needn’t cost you a fortune. In fact, making a few fairly modest changes to your interior décor can make a big difference to the way it looks. Simply changing the interior colour scheme to something a little more seasonal – think fresher colours, such as cream and light green shades – can really help to brighten things up. Maybe some new furniture would make a worthy addition to your home; wicker furniture in particular can work well in the summertime.
You could also bring some garden-themed elements into your home. For example, indoor plants can work well and gardening implements can actually make for quirky ornaments provided they’re used sparingly. Also, take advantage of the increased amount of natural light. Mirrors can amplify the natural light in a room to make the space appear bigger by reflecting the light around.
Reviving your garden
The warmer weather also offers a great opportunity to get out into the garden and spruce it up a bit. First and foremost, you need to make sure you clear away any weeds, dead leaves and whatever other detritus might have gathered. Then, give your lawn a thorough watering (as a general rule, you’ll need to use more water the less rain you have) and use fertiliser. Spread grass seeds evenly over any bare patches, and mow your lawn carefully so as to avoid cutting off any grass shoots. Once you’ve got your lawn right, you can then go about other tasks such as painting fences and creating rock borders.
Looking for something more extensive?
Of course, those are just a few simple tasks you can undertake to improve your home in time for the summer. Alternatively, perhaps you’re thinking of carrying out more work on your home to really transform it. With that in mind, maybe now would be a good time to embark on an extensive home improvement project – such as a loft conversion. Converted lofts are great for taking advantage of natural light, transforming what was an empty and unloved void into a vibrant new living space.