What changes are you trying to make to your home for the summer? This is the time of year you spend more time outdoors and with your family. There are different ways you can improve the interior and exterior of your home to accommodate your family’s needs. You can build on extensions that will allow more space for a game room or entertainment room. The options are endless. Here are some ideas that retired couples and young families can use to improve their property.
Build a Sun Room
Sun rooms are very popular among homeowners in both the north and south. It’s a great way to extend your property to have more space and it allows you to have an interior porch with lots of sunlight. You can use this to enjoy your backyard scenery without dealing with the outside weather. You can build vents into the room to ensure the temperature is always comfortable. Some people decorate this room with patio furniture and plants. There are plenty of windows, so you’ll need nice blinds or drapes. Some folks opt for adjustable tinted windows for privacy and to block out the sun.
Build a Deck in the Backyard
Having a designated place to hang out with your family and friends is great for summertime fun in the backyard. A beautiful wooden deck can be built, extending from your back door to however far your property allows. Your deck can also be equipped with an outdoor kitchen for grilling and a bar for evening drinks.
Install a Pool
You can opt for either an above-ground or in-ground pool for your backyard. You’ll have to check with your local offices to determine if you’re allowed to have either one on your property. Once you get the permit, you can connect the pool to your deck for easy access. What better way to enjoy summer weather than with a swimming pool?
Install a Hot Tub
A Jacuzzi is also a good addition to your backyard. If space allows, you can have both a hot tub and a swimming pool. After a nice swim, you can warm up your muscles for ultimate relaxation in your Jacuzzi. There are many different models to choose from, including those with jets and internally built speakers for music.
Remodel Your Basement
Most people’s basements are nothing more than unused space. Why not turn yours into something usable, like a rec room, bedroom or movie room? Depending on how much space you have, you can probably get away with having both a movie and game room created out of your basement. If you need extra rooms for a growing family or to accommodate visitors, then this would be a great way to create one. You could even go as far as to make it into a studio apartment and rent it out for extra monthly income during the summer. Tourists are always looking for cheap accommodations!
Whatever you decide to do with your summer home remodel, make sure to shop for deals on Groupon for supplies and décor. You can also find deals on clothes, shoes and other items from shops like Bloomingdales.