Summer is an excellent season for home renovations for many reasons. The days are longer, there is better light to see indoors, and it can often be easier to work outside. Although you may initially feel overwhelmed by the number of home projects that you have put off, summer remodeling additions rarely require much money or time to complete. Therefore, there is no need to feel anxious about planning for these types of projects.
Easy Remodeling Additions For Summer
There are plenty of remodeling additions you can take on during the summertime. However, some are relatively simple DIY projects that will require only a few day’s work and minor assistance from a professional. Here are three easy remodeling projects you can add to your home this summer.
Enhance The Landscaping
Homeowners in the United States have spent more and more on landscaping services in the last few years. According to Statista, the landscaping services market grew at a compound annual growth rate of 3.3% between 2015 ($83.15 billion) and 2020 ($97.8 billion projected). Enhancing your front lawn can make your property look extremely appealing before anyone even walks through your front door — and it can be done in merely a weekend. If you’re going to hire a professional to assist you with this, you should be clear about whether you are seeking a contractor or a landscape architect.
Build A Fire Pit
This project serves as an excellent addition to your home if you enjoy camping and spending ample time in your backyard during the summer. Also, you have three choices for quickly adding a fire pit: purchasing a freestanding pit, using an antique pit, or building one. You can also utilize concrete tree rings to control the fire’s burn and have a positive air shut-off to extinguish the flames at the end of the night. This is an incredible way to allow both you and your friends to have a good time at your home. You can even make some marshmallows!
Kitchen & Bathroom Improvements
If you wish to revamp your bathroom, there are a few minor improvements you can quickly make. You can add a new mirror or faucet, or repaint the cabinets or walls if they are looking old and peeling. As for your kitchen, you can also perform a wide variety of minor upgrades that take merely a few hours or days, as opposed to a full kitchen remodel that typically requires weeks or months of work. For instance, you can refinish your cupboards, replace outdated appliances with newer and more energy-efficient alternatives, or install rollouts in order to save storage space. You can even consider replacing your countertops with ones made out of an inexpensive material, such as laminate, stainless steel, or cheap quartz. These minor improvements can ultimately lead to significant payoffs.
According to Remodeling magazine, a minor kitchen renovation can grant you an average return on investment (ROI) of approximately 78%. The magazine also estimated that a bathroom remodel can give you a recouped value of investment of up to 64%. Other minor remodeling projects you can complete during a short period of time include setting up a smartphone-operated security system — which can help reduce your home insurance payments — installing a ceiling fan or sprucing up your home’s exterior with a new paint job. Over time, you will be amazed by how much value to your home all of these minor upgrades can add.
Work with Professional Remodeling Addition Contractors
Speak with the experts at Monumental Contractors in Chantilly, Virginia for more information about the best types of remodeling projects to take on during the summer. We are a family-owned-and-operated contracting organization that serves the Washington, DC Metro Area. We strive to uphold our core values of integrity, quality, respect, and accountability in every project we undertake. The team at Monumental has extensive experience with remodeling home additions and accessory dwelling units (ADUs), which can add significant value to your property while improving your quality of life.
Our additions remodeling process is extremely thorough and will always include an initial consultation, as well as a design agreement and a careful selection of paint colors, lights, flooring, and vanities you wish to use for your project. Following a prep and pre-construction meeting, we will also perform a construction and quality check and finish off the process with a final walk-through inspection to verify that every aspect of the job has been completed according to plan. Call Monumental Contractors today at 703-552-9626 or contact us online to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation.