Last week was the Spring Equinox, meaning, our days are now growing longer and our nights are getting shorter. The sun may not be warming up too much, yet, but it’s never to early to start planning how you’ll spend your time outdoors this summer!
There are some great ways to fully optimize your outdoor space for entertaining your kids, your friends, or even just yourself. Whether you would like to remodel an existing area or create a brand new one, here are some great additions to making some seasonal home improvements:
Build A Deck
One big way to add value to your home is to extend your outdoor space with a deck. While most are constructed from wood, there are several options when choosing a material for your deck. These can include aluminum, bamboo, composite, and others. Decking materials come in many colors and textures and offer a wide variety to fit your personal design needs. If you don’t see a color you like, we are happy to discuss paint and staining options with you! If you already have a deck or a porch, it’s important to keep your loved ones safe with proper railings. Test your railings from time to time, as they can structurally weaken and potentially become a hazard.
Show Your Concrete Some Love
Maybe you do not have the space or the time to install a deck on your home. There are a number of ways you can spruce up the concrete around your home to make it look cleaner and more welcoming. The best way to clean a driveway or sidewalk is a good power washing. The small stream makes work tedious, but we think it’s worth our time when we see the glowing after effects! If cleaning isn’t your issue, we offer concrete repairs in your driveway or sidewalk, as well as, driveway seal coating.
Add a Screen Door
If you’re lucky enough to live in a place with nice Summer evenings, a screen door is an excellent addition to any home. This encourages airflow and circulation in the house, without permitting bugs and critters to enter! If you have kids or even houseguests, a screen door allows for easier communication between the inside and outside of the house.
Update the Garage
Have you been neglecting your garage as a place to throw things you don’t want to look at anymore? There are many options when it comes to getting clean and organized. Like your exterior concrete, the garage floor can be power washed or painted to give it a fresh new feel! Cabinets and shelving are also a great way to optimize your storage space and reduce clutter. Another common way to update the garage is to replace the door. Older garage doors (automated or manual) can fall off of the tracks, the motor batteries can die, or the electricity can short out. There are new and improved garage door systems that will make your entrance and exit much easier!