It’s time to dust off the lemonade pitcher and get ready for some summer fun! As the mercury climbs and you pull the shorts out of storage, don’t forget to prepare your home for summer as well. Here are some tips to get you started.
Whether you live in a single-family home with a spacious yard or a luxurious townhome with a private deck or rooftop terrace, the tips on our list will help you spruce up your living space in your own way.
1. Have Your AC Inspected
There are few things worse than having your air conditioning go out during the summer heat. Before it gets too hot, perform some maintenance on the unit. Replace the filters so the AC doesn’t have to work harder than usual. Make sure your furniture isn’t blocking vents, which can stress the system. We recommend calling an experienced HVAC contractor to ensure everything is in tip-top shape.
2. Clean The Deck
If you have a deck, you know how it looks after a few seasons without proper care. Now is the time to clean off any leaves or debris. A good power-wash goes a long way toward restoring it to pristine condition. Once this space is all clean, take a look at our recent blog post for some easy design tips.
3. Wash The Windows
Most people won’t jump up at the idea of washing windows in the cold or rain, leaving them pretty dirty after the winter and spring seasons. Therefore, cleaning your windows becomes an important summer project. Our advice is to perform a thorough cleaning before it gets too hot! You’ll be surprised at how bright your home becomes!
4. Get Summer Tools Ready
The snowblower can go back into storage, but you’ll need to service your summer tools so they’re ready for use. Your lawn trimmer may need a new string. The lawnmower might need spark plugs. Even your grill should be cleaned with a wire brush and checked for propane levels.
5. Clean The Gutters
Leaves, gunk, and debris build up in the gutters throughout the winter and spring. Unless you were out there cleaning them in your parka or raincoat, they’ll need the attention now.
6. Freshen Up The Decor
Your home’s summer look should be brighter and more lively to keep things fresh and upbeat. Replace heavy rugs and curtains with lighter alternatives. Showcase vibrant vases with fresh flowers and put items such as heavy blankets into storage.
7. Have The Roof Inspected
Heavy wind, ice, and rain can damage roofs. Cracked and missing shingles should be replaced to prevent leaks. Contact a professional roofing contractor for the fixes.
8. Do Some Yard Work
Don’t fret if your lawn isn’t in terrific shape after a cold winter and wet spring! Now is the perfect time to get your yard looking amazing. Mow and trim, tidy up the flower beds and overseed in patchy areas for a lush space this summer.
Craftmark Homes is a premier home builder in the Washington, D.C. area. Throughout our 29 years of operation in the region, we’ve built our reputation on superior craftsmanship and pristine quality. If you’re looking to move into your dream home before the summer heat hits, we can help you find it. Contact us today for a personal or virtual appointment!