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Home improvement projects perfect for summertime.


The summer is a time to relax, but it’s also a great season for getting projects done around the house.


The sun’s shining and the occasional cool breeze is blowing your way. You’re free to take your time and tackle one task at a time.


It’s the perfect time to meander your way through a little home improvement, and we’ve got a few ideas for home improvement projects perfect for summertime.




They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and that implies a certain significance to the role your windows play in your home.

In addition to being a key aesthetic feature, they can also have a huge influence on your energy bills, particularly in these hot summer months.

Windows are among the usual suspects when it comes to high energy bills, and that might make now a good time to replace aging windows with newer, more attractive, and more energy-efficient models.

If you’re happy with the windows you have, make sure any weather stripping is intact and that there aren’t any gaps.

Smaller problems can be solved with the addition of a little caulking and will help you save on energy bills while making your home easier to cool. This is a simple project you can do at home with a caulking gun.


Washing windows summertime chore.




Take a good look at your driveway and see what kind of shape it’s in. Resealing or repaving it is the perfect project for over the summertime.

Experts say you’ll get better adherence than when it’s cold outside, although you’ll need to pay attention to the weather as well.

It’s simply not a project you want to start if you know a big storm is heading your way.

Likewise, this is also an opportunity to see to the sidewalks and paths around the home and yard.

You’ll be spending lots of time outside and in your yard during the summer. Make sure it’s not only presentable, but impressive.

  • Trim your landscaping and bushes.
  • Add flowers or water elements where it needs some refreshing.
  • Clean your grill and refinish your deck as well.
  • Create a desirable patio that’s easy on the eyes.

Attend to the outdoor projects early so you have time to sit back and enjoy it all.


Air conditioner.


Summer is a great time to follow through on your air conditioner maintenance – it’s true that our AC units tend to show the most wear and require maintenance when we need them most.

Have a professional take a look at your air conditioner and decide if it’s time for an upgrade or a simple maintenance check.

This is one device you’ll want working smoothly when the weather’s hot. It’s your chance to make sure it’s working properly, because you won’t want it to break on one of the hottest days of the year.


Christine is the owner and author for her three blogs: Empty Nest Ancestry, Feathering the Empty Nest, and Top Web Blog Tips. Periodically, if a post topic is appropriate to either of her other blogs, they will be published as a guest post by CJB.


This is one of my four blogs:

I'm a wife and mother, with a wonderful husband and two great 'kids' who are now young adults, and we live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada - in the great city of Chilliwack, to be exact (one hour from Vancouver).

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