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It is time to begin thinking about your summer home improvement projects. Do you have a list of items in need of repair, or are you thinking of doing something bigger – perhaps adding a garage or something structural to your garden? Whatever you have in mind, begin planning now so you are ready to start as soon as the temperature rises.
Add a building to your property.
Have you always wanted a garage in which to store your car and bicycle? Garages can greatly improve your property value while protecting your vehicles from the elements. Oak framed kits are the perfect solution to fit your needs. Designed to last and made from strong oak timbers, this is sure to make you happy every time you drive home and into the security of your new garage. In addition to housing your vehicles, you will have extra space to store gardening tools, supplies, and other outdoor necessities.
If you are thinking beyond the garage and into the garden, how about some shade? Add a gazebo or pergola to enhance your garden space. They are decorative and provide the right amount of shade. If you are looking for full-coverage protection from rain and the sun’s rays opt for a gazebo. Should you appreciate an alternative, try a pergola. Both of these look lovely with ivy plants growing up the posts and a beautiful potted plant hanging from the underside. You will spend hours outside under either of these with a good book or great company.
Tackle your repair list.
As the snow melts away, make time to walk around both the interior and exterior of your home and property. Take note of any areas of concern by photographing and documenting the problem. Bring a tape measure with you to measure items that need to be replaced. This way, you will not need to go back to the same place until it is time to repair.
Check indoor and outdoor lights and replace or upgrade light bulbs as needed. Perform everyday tasks such as this to get the job done while taking care of any other projects.
Part of being a homeowner means taking care of your home on a routine basis. A proper home maintenance checklist consists of keeping up with regular inspections and repairs. Once you have identified problem areas, make a list and take care of the issues as soon as possible.
Here is a video on the best practices for conducting an annual homecare checklist.
The financial benefits of renovating your property.
Property investments can be daunting and tricky to navigate, but one of the most effective strategies for increasing the value of your investment is through renovating. Property renovations can be done in bite size chunks, from minor cosmetic updates like painting the walls or replacing carpets, to larger builds that extend the floorplan or add an extra bedroom. Such projects will lead to decreased vacancy periods and a higher potential for tenants in the area due to an upsurge in quality.
You might be concerned about spending money on additions to your home or land. Keep in mind that these changes are for the better, and extensions such as a garage are likely to increase your property value. As time passes, things wear out and shift. It is better (and usually less expensive) to invest in maintaining your home instead of fixing any damage due to hesitancy in fixing or upgrading old components. Finally, once you make your improvements, you will get the chance to enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Prioritizing home improvements and home maintenance are always prudent decisions. Have some fun with your projects. Before you know it you will be relaxing under a new gazebo.