Summer is the Best Time For Home Improvement: Landscaping, Home Maintenance & Remodeling Ideas for You!

By Eugene G. Makeev  

Summer Time Home Improvements

The heat is on! When everyone’s out vacationing, one of the best ways that smart homeowners do to make use of their time and money is investing them in a home improvement project. So that when the vacationers have had their time of fun under the sun and come home drained physically and financially, there you’ll be sitting pretty and lavishing at all the benefits. From renewed aesthetics, improved functionality and efficiency, better quality of everyday living, to boosted value for your New York home… all these and more can be enjoyed. So if you are thinking about summer home improvement, here are great tips ideal whether you are in Manhattan, Long Island, Queens, Staten Island, or Brooklyn.


The sunny, dry days that summer brings make up for great outdoor works. Landscaping is among the most common home improvements that are being done. Contrary to what many think, landscaping is not just limited to gardening but involves other aesthetic and functional decors. To make the most charming landscape, here are top ideas:

· Garden – nothing beats the look and feel that nature brings through a beautiful garden that can easily up the ante of your curb appeal. With this outdoor home improvement, there are various factors to consider including: seasonal plants, soil type and preparation needed, water irrigation systems, and pest control.

· Structures – Other than the natural elements such as the fauna and terrain, other structures that could add appeal as well as functionality into the overall landscape design include fences, fountains, pools, and walkways.

· Technology – today, technology has extended from the comforts of your homes to outdoor areas that are within the property. One of the most common touch of advancements that bring about not only a sense of safety but also an ambiance to accentuate the beauty of your home and its surroundings is outdoor lighting. And outdoor sound system is one of the products that are gaining popularity when it comes to additions and landscape ideas.

Home Maintenance

There’s no better time to evaluate the condition of your home and property than summer. This makes maintenance tasks another set of important home improvement projects to undertake this season. Here are common places to look into:

  • Roof and gutters
  • Foundation of your home
  • Doors and windows
  • Caulking
  • Gates and fences
  • Weather stripping
  • Exterior painting
  • Siding
  • Water leaks
  • Wooden decks
  • Concrete patios, driveway and walkways

Remodel to Increase Living SpaceWhether you plan to extend your living space sidewards, backwards, or upwards; there’s no better time to do such home improvement than on summer time. As most home addition projects require temporarily opening up a portion of the house, these are ideally done when the weather is least wet to avoid delays as well as water and moisture issues. One project worth considering is extending a part of the house to give way to a sunroom. With this, the family can enjoy all the beauty that the every season brings without having to endure the discomforts of the outdoors.

“Eugene Makeev uses his skills and expertise to help home owners in Brooklyn, Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island avoid the common remodeling New York pitfalls by matching their needs with prescreened contractors Manhattan.