During the current pandemic, it is hard for people to make plans and feel excited about the summer, because we do not know how long we will be on lockdown. However, there are plenty of things you can do around your home and garden to prepare for the changing seasons and rising temperatures.
Start by inspecting the exterior of your property because the winter months may have been harsh. Pay particular attention to the roof, looking out for missing or broken shingles. Be thorough with your inspection and make note of anything that needs some maintenance. If you notice any cracks, use a sealant to fill them in.
You should also inspect the interior of your home for signs of wear and tear. Check the doors and windows and ask yourself; are any of them difficult to open or close? Are the seals or caulking damaged in any way? Are there any drafts? If your windows or doors are damaged in any way, you might want to consider having them replaced.
If you do replace your windows, stained glass could be an option, as it will allow the summer sun into your home in a bright and colourful way. You can also incorporate elements of your personality by getting involved with the design stage. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if this is something of interest.
One way to brighten up your home in time for summer, while keeping you busy during lockdown, is by giving it a fresh coat of paint. This applies to your decking, garden furniture and any exterior elements, as well as the walls, doors, and windowsills indoors. You might also want to give your home a thorough deep clean, keeping the windows open whilst doing so to improve ventilation and get rid of any dust or other allergens.