We all know the winter months aren’t ideal for outdoor projects. And given how unpredictable Upstate New York weather can be in the spring and fall, summer is the ideal time to tackle those home remodel projects you’ve been considering. Which one you choose depends on your immediate needs, contractor availability and your budget. But, based on our experience with home remodels, here are what we consider the Top 8 Summer Home Remodeling Projects for those living in Orange County, NY and the surrounding areas.
1. HOME/GARAGE ADDITION
Some indoor remodeling projects can be done year-round, but adding on to your OC home or garage is a project for the warmer months. If you want to add on a home or garage addition (or any other building), summer is the time. The same goes if you want to construct a new building, like a garden shed, she shed, or workshop.
2. Going green
Consider installing solar panels to soak up some of that Orange County NY sunshine and save on energy use. Though sometimes expensive to install, they will likely save you money in the long run not to mention helping the planet. Other green projects perfect for the summer months: upgrading your doors and windows to more energy efficient models.
3. New kitchen
Kitchens are consistently one of the most popular rooms to remodel, and for good reason — it’s an excellent return on investment for NY homeowners. As one of the most-used rooms in the house, it is great for you and your family’s quality of life, too. In the summer, many people spend a great deal of time cooking and eating outside, so having your kitchen under construction might not be as big of an inconvenience as it would be in the cooler months.
Maintaining your Orange County home’s curb appeal is always a worthwhile investment, and summertime is the perfect season to spruce things up. Plant some flowers, install a new birdhouse, a serene water fountain, or trim your scruffy hedges. This is also a great time of year do any outdoor painting projects you have in mind. Check out this season’s hottest colors for outdoor painting inspiration.
5. Outdoor living
Patios, decks and other outdoor living spaces continue to be popular with Upstate homeowners. For households that frequently entertain guests, consider adding an outdoor kitchen. If you’re looking for practical use over the years, a simple backyard patio will do. Or, maybe it’s time to install that custom deck you’ve been wanting. Whatever your outdoor desires, summer is the time.
6. Fences and gates
Improve your ny home’s privacy and security with a new fence. Or, give a little love to your orange county home’s curb appeal by fixing/improving your existing fence. While you’re working outside doing repairs, think about power washing decks, patios, and concrete areas. Keep an eye out for any pavers worse for the ware and replace before anyone trips. Fencing, decks, and pavers are a summer project that has long-term benefits for homeowners.
7. Sidewalks and walkways
Cold New York weather can wreak havoc on concrete, causing sidewalks to buckle or crack. Utilize the warm months to repair any damaged sidewalks or walkways around your home. Not only does it look better, it’s safer for you and anyone who visits.
8. Exterior siding
If your Orange County ny home needs new siding, summer is the perfect time to get that replaced. Replacing worn siding makes your home look nicer, and can also improve its energy efficiency. Save money on heating and cooling costs throughout the year while your home looks beautiful. Sounds like a win win.
No matter what project you choose to work on this summer, Kehoe Kustom has experience remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor living areas, and whole home projects. And we specialize in caring about our customers — a lot. Check out our portfolio to see what we’ve done for past customers, then contact us to see what we can do for you!