As the dog days of summer come to a close, parents with school-aged children are experiencing once again the rush of buying supplies, getting schedules in order, or finding a new route as an eldest child promotes up to a new high school or middle school. Starting a home improvement project that finishes before school starts could also lead to a fresh outlook for your family, especially in an older home, so keep in mind the benefits of togetherness and quality time, not only the cost of taking on a new project.
1. Painting a Room
Painting is an inexpensive, relatively quick way to spruce up your home. It is also something that the whole family can take part in. Liven up a kitchen, freshen up a bathroom, or surprise one of the kids with a beautiful new bedroom for the year.
Tip: Paint during a relatively warm, sunny day. The windows can be left open, enabling the paint smell to dissipate quickly.
2. Plant a Garden…Indoors
Minnesota winters are harsh – but many plants grow well in window ledges. Transplant your summer herbs or purchase an ivy plant from a local greenhouse.
Tip: Using fertilizer during the winter can help the plants receive the nutrients they need to survive.
3. Remodel Your Kitchen
A kitchen remodel can greatly enhance the value of your home. Simply switching out appliances, adding an island, or replacing countertops can turn a drab room into a fab room. Having a remodeled kitchen can also make family time more enjoyable, and lessening the strain associated with hosting dinners at your home.
Tip: Scheduling dinners away from home during the renovation will help to eliminate the stress and hassle of the project.
4. Update Your Home’s Exterior
Over time, the weather can deteriorate your roof shingles and home’s exterior paint, leading to a more dull exterior.
Tip: Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows can assist with our knowledge of shingles and roofing in the Twin Cities area, and provide you with the materials you need to revitalize your home’s look and finish.
For professional help with your next home remodeling project, contact Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows, serving Maple Grove and the Twin Cities area.