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Summer Home Improvement Trends

Summer Home Improvement Trends

Your summer home deserves as much love and attention as your actual home. After all, this is the place where you spend most of your summer days. It’s a place where you can relax and build relationships with your family and friends. It’s also the perfect venue for relaxing and leaving your troubles behind. This summer can be the best you’ve experienced so far, but only if you take the time to look at these summer home improvement trends that are sure to make your summer home shine. A little renovation and decoration goes a long way.

Power wash it

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The first step to improving your summer home is making sure it’s clean. This means that a power wash is certainly in order. Don’t neglect the inside out the outside of the house. You can go room by room and give the house a deep cleaning it needs. As summer homes are usually left unattended for the rest of the year, the exterior tends to get fairly dirty, too. As well as cleaning off the soot, debris, dust, sand, and dirt, you may also want to repaint your exterior.

Giving your house a fresh coat of paint may refresh it like nothing else. Just make sure to opt for exterior paints, as they’ll be able to sustain the weather and outside conditions for a longer time. On top of all that, don’t forget to clean the outside of your windows and doors. A summer home witch clean windows and doors is of unmatched beauty.

Add a pool

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Whether you opt for an inflatable, plastic, or actual pool, it’s bound to make a great addition to the back yard of your summer home. Regardless of if your summer home is close to waters, you can swim in, you and the kids will love the pool in the back yard. It’ll always be there, it’s much safer, and it’s always accessible.

Of course, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with proper pool maintenance so as to keep your pool in shape for years to come.

Start a garden

Summer Home

A summer home is not complete without an adorable summer garden. You’ll be spending some time here, so you might as well give yourself a reason to spend more time outside. Your garden doesn’t have to be elaborate or full of complex plants and flowers you need to take care of all year. The point of a summer home garden is to be beautiful and fragrant while you’re there.

Each year, you’ll have a new project to start in your garden. Growing plants and flowers will never get boring as you’ll get to be as creative as you want from year to year. Just make sure to pick the flowers which can withstand the hot summer weather.

Install folding arm awnings

Summer Home

The beauty and appeal of a summer home is getting to spend time outside, in the fresh air, surrounded by nature. That being said, we all know how harsh summer temperatures can be. Not only does sitting outside feel like you’re in an oven, but it’s also not very healthy for your skin no matter how much sunscreen you put on. It’s high time your summer home got its pairs of folding arm awnings.

As folding arm awnings can be manually operated and offer protection from the sun in many ways, they’re especially important in a summer home in the warmer parts of the world like Australia. In fact, many companies like Shade Solutions QLD offer quality folding arm awnings which have an open roller, semi-cassette, and full cassette hood box. This means that you can adjust your awning any way you want to and get the perfect shade.

Build a shed

Summer Home

Wouldn’t it be nice to have somewhere to keep your things in your summer home? Of course, there are storage options in the house, but it’s always a hassle to carry out yard things when you need them. With a shed, you’ll be able to reach your lounge chairs and outside activity equipment with ease. Your kids will have a safe place to store their toys, bikes, and sports equipment as well. On top of that, a shed can be a wonderful addition to an empty backyard.

You can be as creative as you want with the design. This can even be a family project, as each family member can do something to contribute to the uniqueness of the shed.


It may seem like a hassle to redo your summer home because you don’t spend all year in it, but it’s about quality, not quantity. The days you spend relaxing here are the days you’ll remember being the best of the summer. Though it may cost some money and take some time, the redesign is going to be worth it. Your summer home will be ready for a new season of fun and luxury in no time.

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Author: Liam Smith

Liam Smith

Liam Smith is a young and aspiring Australian blogger with a passion for everything related to home, design and lifestyle. He has a B.Sc. in Interior design and is an avid reader. Follow Liam on Twitter and Linkedin.

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