5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Summer
Before summer is in full swing roll up your sleeves and get some maintenance tasks done. Here are five ways to get your home ready for summer:
The start of summer is a great time to repaint and freshen up all wooden pieces in your yard. You can update the deck, front door, trim, picnic table with a fresh new summer colors. Start by sanding the wood, then coat with a primer. After the primer is dry, paint with exterior paint.
Cool Things Down
Cooling your home in summer is an important task, so start prepping for it by replacing you AC filter. You can also hire a professional to check the air conditioning in your entire house and insure it won’t malfunction in the heat of summer. Your ceiling fan can also help cool your house and save you some of the AC costs. In preparation for summer turn it to counter-clockwise to push air downward and get a stronger draft.
To get your home ready for summer inside and out, start by cleaning your windows to let the summer sun in. Wash them thoroughly until they sparkle and update heavier drapes with something more airy and light in summer colors.
Light up the Outdoors
You will be spending many evenings outside, so add some lighting to your yard. There are a lot of solar garden lights on the market, which are also very affordable. For more romantic ambiance, add some string lights above your outdoor dining.
To get your home ready for summer you need to deal with summer insects. Firstly, you need to check if your home is properly sealed. Check if window and door screens are in good shape and there are no holes where insects can go through. The second step is to create a bug barrier by spraying the exterior of your house with insecticides.