Sun-Sational Summer Home Projects
The summer months are ideal for spending quality time with ohana and friends. Of course, it's also a great time to begin work on projects that will bring value to your home.
Home improvement projects don't have to be expensive or time-consuming to be beneficial. In fact, many of the simplest projects have the biggest impact. Whether you want to sell or just have a place for summer fun, here are some home improvement projects that will have a lasting impact on your home value.
Kitchens & Baths
The kitchen is the heart of the home and gets a ton of use over the year...and so do the bathrooms. Both areas need upkeep and updating every so often. If you're thinking of completing a few projects around the house, these are great places to start.
Simple updates go a long way — think new fixtures, cabinet pulls, or refinishing cabinets. If you're in need of a more significant update, consider tiling the bathroom or investing in energy-efficient appliances.
Deep cleaning your home and walkways is a great way to remove the dirt and mildew that accumulates on even the cleanest of homes. While this may not sound particularly valuable on its own, it can be coupled with other projects such as repairing gutters, installing siding, or preparing for summer guests.
Whether you planning a luau or just hanging with a few friends, power washing is a great way to give your walkway a fresh, clean appearance that will be comfortable and inviting.
Lanais & Relaxation Spots
A lanai is a beautiful space for relaxing with friends and ohana, and are surprisingly easy improvements that increases your home value. You can start with a simple concrete slab patio or brick foundation.
If you're dodging those hot summer days and sticking to the indoors, create a relaxing place like a theater room with comfy chairs, or get a new move night couch. You can even take an unused space and fill with something like a workout area or cozy reading nook.
Gardening is a great home improvement project for the summer. Whether you prefer to grow herbs, flowers, or simply keep your lawn looking, gardening projects area a great way to add "green" to your home. You can get lots of creative ideas from the Hilo Grow Shop or Garden Exchange to bump up your curb appeal.
A Fresh Coat
Painting the outside will spruce up your curb appeal and maintain your home's value. If you live in a neighborhood with an HOA, make sure your exterior paint colors are approved before you pick up the paint brush. If you're painting the interior, get creative and take inspiration from some of today's popular colors.