Summer Home Improvements That Make Life More Comfortable

For a lot of people, summer is the time for home renovations. And if you’ve been waiting for a while to get some work done around the house, you’ve probably worked out all the details and know how you want to go about doing it. However, if you haven’t had the time or opportunity to think about it, but you know you want to do something this season, here are a few options that will have you enjoying a new and upgraded home.


Four-Season Outdoor Seating

A lot of people tend to shy away from making outdoor seating a priority, since they believe that they can only enjoy it during some parts of the year. But, in reality, if you take some time to carefully plan this, you can enjoy your garden throughout the year. The first option is to make the patio an extension of the house.

Close it up with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that can easily be moved, and this way you will be getting an open terrace for summer and a closed, comfy sitting area for winter that still makes you feel like you were outside.

The second option is to create a designated patio in the middle of the garden, which is made to sustain both warm and cold weather. Keep in mind that, because of its location, you will have to invest in external heaters, which need to be high quality for both function and safety. Take your time looking at seating options, keeping in mind that you want the furniture to match the surrounding vegetation throughout the seasons.

Kid’s Rooms

It can be tricky to do a child room renovation, because they need to have their space stable throughout the year, so that their study schedule and other activities don’t get impacted. But in summer time, when school’s out, you can send them off to a summer camp, their grandparents’ house or simply let them sleep in the living room for a week or two until the renovations are done.

Let them choose the colours for the walls, any new furniture you want to replace and the overall theme of the room. If you are doing the renovations yourself, make sure they lend a helping hand. It might be messy and take a bit longer than if you were doing it by yourself, but it’s a valuable lesson and a fun family time together.

Smart Home

Our homes are getting smarter and smarter every year, with new technology being introduced almost daily. And the one thing everyone is aiming for is, naturally, convenience. We want to have everything as accessible as possible and at our fingertips.

So, if you want to be able to open the blinds on your windows with a single touch before you even enter the room, you’ll want to find local CBus installers and enjoy all the benefits of entertainment, convenience, and safety.

If you are planning on going off on vacation this summer, you can simply set the doors, windows and blinds to operate themselves so that your home is less of a target for potential intruders.

Game Room

Everyone wishes they had a room in the house that is exclusively for lounging around, entertaining and having fun. Well, you can have that room, with a lot less investment than you might think. For starters, you need to pick a room to transform. It can be a basement, garage, spare guest room, or simply a corner of your living room.

Next, you want to find a centrepiece: a pool table, board game table or anything that you will be using quite often. Then, it’s all a matter of getting the games that you want. Some chips and playing cards will give you a lot of options, but you should also consider other board games (especially for family fun), darts and other entertainment.

Bathroom Upgrade

Everyone wants to have a beautiful bathroom that is comfortable enough to relax and unwind in and also practical enough to get you ready and out the door in the morning. There are tons of changes you can make to your bathroom, from upgrading your amenities to redecorating and changing the theme of the room.

If you don’t have two bathrooms, make sure you ask one of your neighbours or nearby family members if you can use their bathroom while yours is undergoing a makeover.

Changing Windows

A lot of old homes have windows that are very inefficient and cost you a lot of money because they don’t keep the heat in during winter and out during summer, making your heating and cooling appliances work overtime.

Summer is the perfect time to replace them because you can afford to be without windows for a short time, just make sure that there is always someone in the home, for security reasons. If you can’t change all the windows, focus on the bigger rooms that take a lot more energy to heat up.


No matter which renovations you go for, make sure you set a budget and stick to it. If you’re not 100% sure you can do something by yourself, hire some help, or you might be paying a lot more later for someone to fix the mistake that you have made.

Abigail Jones

Hi, I'm Abigail. I like spending time tearing my house apart and putting it together back again. Join me on home improvement tutorials, tips on my blog.

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