5 Home Improvement Projects for the Summer

You can use the longer days and pleasant weather for some home improvements this summer. These little home improvements can be fun and a first aid check for the house.

So here are five home improvement projects you must get to work on this summer:

  • Painting the House

Painting your house can drastically change the look. You can make this a do-it-yourself activity that could even get the kids involved. It is fun and saves a lot of money. The hard work will be rewarding in the end.

Many stores offer a wide variety of paints at various prices. It is likely that you even have the equipment needed like brushes and rollers at home already. YouTube tutorials can be helpful to learn tips to paint like a professional. A new painting could provide waterproofing and protection from UV rays.

  • Cleaning of gutters

It is very important to clean your gutters regularly. This activity is not always fun, but it is necessary to reduce the chance of harm to your home. Luckily, doing so is a free task, you just need a ladder, a brush, and some water. What is actually inside the gutters depends on the area you are in and how fast debris collects in them. Periodically cleaning the gutters will allow you to stay on top of any leaks or breakage before they turn into serious money stealing issues.

  • Let the windows shine

One of the easiest ways to make your house look nice and clean is to work on the windows.  There are multiple free methods that just require normal household items:

  1. Mix vinegar and water in equal proportions. Sprinkle the mixture on the windows then wipe them with paper towels.
  2. Certain detergents and water can make a solution to clean off your windows. However, be aware that some can leave scratches, so pay attention to warnings on the detergent.
  3. Dish soap and a towel.
  • Termite check

Checking for Termites can be a bit expensive, but it allows you to be proactive for future problems. For a fee, exterminators will come to your house and search for any damaged wood that shows signs of termites. Hopefully, there are no signs of them. If levels are low and you can just replace the rotten wood, but if the levels are high, there is a large price tag to protect the entirety of your home. Make sure you get this checked this summer!

  • Check and insulate pipes

Inspection of water lines, meters, valves, and motors is very necessary to prevent water leakage and waste. There have been cases where houses have collapsed due to prolonged leakage of water inside the walls of the house. Cleary, this task should not go ignored for long.

Pipes that are not insulated carry unnecessary water around, which is wasting your money on heating and cooling. Insulating your pipes is easy, you just need to check out your local hardware store for the right size insulation sleeve.

Overall maintenance of the house is always good idea.  Regular maintenance will make you aware of the overall condition of your home and would prepare you for future repairs.

These five improvements will change the look of the house and will increase the market value of the house if you are planning to sell it!

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Lighthouse Living Realty, is one of Westchesters newest Real Estate Brokerage’s focused on multi-family, and investment projects in Westchester County. We source the properties, create and apply the marketing techniques, as well as staff and manage the initial lease-up of each project. Lighthouse’s success is due to its core goal of delivering value to both the investor and end user.

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