Summer is the perfect time for home improvement projects that will bring you joy all year long. Create the ideal space to entertain family and friends in your backyard, or expand your home with an office or kitchen extension. Or maybe you would like to turn your garage into a home gym with a mini-split unit that keeps you cool year-round! This blog discusses three ideas for summer home improvement projects in Kirkland, Issaquah, and elsewhere in Greater Puget Sound in Washington. Read more below!
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Warm weather means family barbeques, pool parties, and other activities in your backyard. Maintaining your landscape in this weather, however, is hard. One fantastic home improvement project is to revamp your gardens and lawn for stunning greenery year-round. Add color to your landscape design with new annuals or perennials. Look into drought-tolerant plants that naturally conserve water for a low-maintenance garden. Add beauty to your space with bright flowers along pathways and inviting potted plants on your porch. For more practical benefits, plant trees to add shade and texture to your landscape. Large trees on the south side of your home can help you conserve energy and reduce your energy bills. A shade tree by your air conditioner can also help it to stay cool and run more efficiently. Investing in your landscape design will make your outdoor spaces beautiful for your family to enjoy for years to come.
Working from home has become the new normal. The value of a home office that limits distractions while you work has become more noticeable than ever. Instead of converting a spare bedroom or basement, consider adding an addition to your home. Not only will it prevent you from repurposing space already in use, but it will also add resale value to your home, especially if it can be considered an extra bedroom.
If you already have a home office, there are several other kinds of additions to consider. Is your kitchen too small? Maybe it’s time for an expansion! Add space for entertaining, dining, and cooking. Because kitchens are the heart of the home, upgrading will also increase the value of your property. Enjoy dinner parties with friends, baking cookies with the kids, and cooking with your spouse—all without having to worry that you will bump into each other!
If you are looking to keep up with your exercise plan, a workout area is a must in your home in Issaquah, WA. Many people convert their garages into an at-home gym because of the wide spaces they offer- no one wants to break their décor when lifting weights! While garages provide more space, they lack an air conditioner and can turn even the most in-shape person into a sweaty mess.
The solution? Install a mini-split system to keep your garage cool! Mini-splits units are heating and cooling systems that allow you to control the temperature in single rooms or spaces. To install, they only require drilling a hole through the wall for the conduit, so there is no need for major home construction to bring one into your home. Stay cool and get the most out of your space!
If you need to extend your HVAC system in a new addition to your home, add a mini-split unit to your space, or discuss ways to keep cool in the summer, Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help you with all your summer projects! Join thousands of happy Bob’s customers today by giving us a call at 800-840-3346 or filling out an online form and scheduling your free estimate! We would love to make your family home a more comfortable place this summer.