The weather outside is warmer, the humidity is thicker, and it’s only natural that you’re excited about getting out there to do some serious house renovations. This can be a great time of year for many types of interior home renovations—when you have a little more flexibility in your schedule and when some supplies might even be on sale. However, summertime can also have its challenges.
If you’re planning to renovate this summer but aren’t sure where to start or what challenges you’ll face along the way, here are seven tips for tackling those interior home improvements:
One of the best ways to make sure that you don’t get overwhelmed is to plan ahead. It’s also one of the easiest ways to save money and avoid stress.
Making a list of all the things that need to be done is good, but breaking them down by timeframe will help you get things done faster and more efficiently. When everyone knows what they’re doing, they can work on their tasks at their own pace while still being able to take breaks when needed without worrying about others not knowing what’s going on. This way, everyone knows how long each task will take them so they can plan accordingly when it comes time for breaks or meals!
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When it comes to ventilation, there are many ways you can keep your home cool during the summer months.
- Use a fan: A ceiling fan or box fan is a great way to move air around in your house without having to open windows or turn on the air conditioner.
- Open doors and windows: If you have doors and windows that don’t lock properly, be sure that they’re closed tightly before leaving for work or going out of town. This will prevent heat from building up inside your home while you’re away. When returning home at night, don’t forget about checking all doors and windows again!
- Use a dehumidifier: A dehumidifier is an appliance that removes moisture from the air by cooling it down; this makes it easier for heat transfer between surfaces in your home (like walls).
Reduce Heat Gain
To reduce heat gain in your house, you can use insulating blinds. Insulating blinds are designed to block out unwanted sunlight while maintaining the necessary amount of light and visibility.
They also reduce heat gain by reflecting away a large percentage of incoming solar radiation (i.e., heat) from entering the home. In addition, they contain a thermal break between the front and back sides of the blinds.
Finally, be sure to purchase a set of insulating blinds with metal frames, as these will help reinforce their durability over time as well as provide additional support for any glass that may be used within them during installation.
Replace Air Filters
Air filters are a must. They are inexpensive, easy to replace, and can help keep your family’s health in check by reducing the amount of dust, dirt, and pollen.
Air filters should be replaced every 3-6 months (or sooner if they start looking dirty). How often you need to change your air filter depends on the size of your home and how much time it spends closed up during colder months. If you live in a larger house or apartment building with multiple occupants, more pollutants will likely build up over time.
To clean your filter, remove it from its housing unit and soak in warm water with a bit of bleach added; rinse well; let dry completely before reinstalling. You can also use compressed air to blow out loose particles from the filter material itself—this works most effectively when done outdoors or in an area with plenty of ventilation (such as near an open window).
Check Your Roofing System
If you have a flat or low-slope roof, check for leaks and damage. Replace any damaged or missing tiles, then patch the area with new felt paper and apply additional coatings of asphalt shingles as needed. If you have a pitched roof and there is no evidence of leaks on the ceiling below, inspect it thoroughly for signs of wear and tear like missing or damaged tiles.
Plan Kitchen Renovations During The Winter
It is always better to plan kitchen renovations during the winter because it will be cheaper. The reason behind this is that fewer people are working in the construction industry at this time of year, which makes it harder for contractors to find workers. As a result, they are more willing to take on lower-paying jobs than they usually would get their crews working again.
If you are planning on doing your home renovation work during the summer months, make sure that you check out all of your options before making a final decision about what project(s) should be done first.
Opt For Moisture-Resistant Flooring Options
If you’re renovating your home during the summer, you may have to deal with some humidity and heat. Humidity can affect the quality of materials used in flooring. To ensure that they don’t become damaged or warped while they are being installed, opt for moisture-resistant options such as wood flooring. Ceramic tile is another great option because it’s easy to clean and won’t stain easily.
Linoleum is also a good choice if you want something low maintenance yet stylish; however, it’s not very heavy duty, so it isn’t recommended for high-traffic areas like kitchens or hallways. Vinyl has a similar look to linoleum but has more cushion underfoot, which makes it ideal for use on stairs and in other areas that receive heavy wear throughout the year (such as staircases). Carpet offers warmth underfoot but tends not to be very durable, so make sure that you get enough padding underneath before laying down any carpet tiles!
At the end of the day, we can’t stress enough that you should be planning a summertime home renovation carefully. You’ll have to do your research and make sure you have all your ducks in a row before diving into a project like this! Whether it’s dealing with contractors or just trying not to go crazy from being stuck indoors for long periods, many things could get out of hand during any sort of renovation process.
Remember that these tips aren’t hard-and-fast rules. They are just ideas meant to help guide you through some more complicated aspects of summertime renovations.