Home remodeling for the summer

Is summer the best time to remodel? Well, according to remodeling expert Dan Fritschen, yes it is. Here are some reasons why and also some tips on how to get it done. Summertime is when you might go away for the weekend to visit Grandma and perhaps take another weekend or a week to go to Disney. If you are remodeling, these are the best times for the workers to be in your house making a mess and getting the work done. The workers will have more space and you don’t have to worry about staying out of their way — plus when you come home, all or at least a good amount of the work will be done.

If you are remodeling the kitchen, summer is certainly a good time to do it. You can eat outdoors, and light meals, not requiring much if any cooking, are just the thing during the summer. Picnics are fun. If you happen to be opening a wall because you are adding a room, or if you need to open a wall to add a window, summer is the perfect time because you don’t have to worry about freezing-cold temperatures entering your humble abode. If painting is in order, summer is good because you can open windows to let the smell out and the fresh air in.

Nature gives great inspiration, and summer is a perfect time to go out and enjoy nature. Look at the colors and the color combinations in nature. Absorb what appeals to you and use it in your remodeling.
While you are out there soaking up the sun, consider getting your yard in order. Remodel, upgrade or simply clean up your landscape. Do it yourself for some great exercise! Some remodeling projects, such as a new driveway or walkway, might better be left to experts. But you never know: You might be ambitious enough to tackle these yourself. (A note of caution, however: Before tackling any project that could involve significant exertion, you might want to get an OK from your doctor.)

Solar panels are suggested for installation on your house. They can save you money and power your home, and summertime is when you will benefit the most from the panels.

Well, there you have it. Don’t be too lazy during the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Get the house in order and the yard, too. You’ll be glad you did.

If you are interested in a summer remodel, please contact Westhill Construction today!



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